The artist Sayed Ragab took to the stage of the opening ceremony of the fifth session of the El Gouna Film Festival, presented by the announcer Nardine Farag, and performed the voice acting as a “narrator” on a short film about the artists who left our world this year.
And in a good sign from the festival administration, a short film was made about the late artists, namely Elias Rahbani, Ahlam Al-Gritly, Maher Selim, Kawthar Heikal, Ezzat Al-Alayli, Hadi Al-Jayyar, Youssef Shaaban, Waheed Hamed, Ramses Marzouk, the scriptwriter, Mostafa Moharram, director Hatem Ali, Samir Ghanem, Fayek Azab, writer Faisal Nada, Dalal Abdel Aziz, musician Jamal Salama.
The opening ceremony was attended by Eng. Hossam Saleh, Executive Director of United Media Services, Eng. Naguib Sawiris, Eng. Samih Sawiris, Bushra and her husband, director Amir Ramses, Inshal El-Tamimi, Amr Mansi, Amal El-Masry, general coordinator of the El Gouna Festival, Ahmed El-Sakka, his wife Maha al-Sagheer, his son Yassin and daughter Nadia. Yousra, Saba Mubarak, Sherine Reda, Naglaa Badr and her husband
Khaled Selim and his wife Khairiya Ali, Reham Abdel Ghafour, Nada Moussa, Amjad Magdy, Gala Hisham, Asmaa Jalal, director Enas El Deghaidi, Ashraf Zaki and his wife Rogina, Mona Zaki, Menna Shalaby, Lebanese artist Massari, Dora, Sherif Mounir, Mai Selim also attended. Mays Hamdan, Jamal Suleiman, Lebleba, Basil Al-Khayat, Aser Yassin and his wife, Yasmine Sabry, Muhammad Farraj and his wife Basant Shawky, Laila Alawi.
Among the stars who attended the ceremony were Maya Diab, Mohamed Ramadan, Elham Shaheen, Somaya El Khashab, Nisreen Tafesh, Tara Emad, Nahed El Sebaei, Darren Haddad, Rania Youssef, Arwa Gouda, Loujain Omran, announcer Nardine Farag, director Ahmed Shafik, Heba El Sisi, Nadine Njeim, Mayan El-Sayed, Hassan Abu El-Rouss, Amina Khalil, Ashraf Abdel-Baqi and his wife, Basma, Sarah Abdel-Rahman, Hala Sedky, media personality Lamis El-Hadidi, Engy Kiwan, Reham Hajjaj, Asma Jalal, Dalia El-Behairy and her husband, Hana Shiha, Hind Sabry, Dana Hamdan.
The festival will be broadcasted by ON channel as a media partner, and the Emmy-nominated artist Menna Shalaby will participate in the jury for feature films, directors Kamela Abu Zekry and Tamer Ashry in the short films jury, while the artist Arwa Gouda will participate in the jury of the Green El Gouna Star Award The jury will choose films from all sections that define or raise awareness of environmental issues, sciences or wildlife, in addition to films concerned with environmental sustainability and its importance.