The Egyptian short film “Latsha Nour” wins Bronze at Flickers Festival


The Egyptian short film “Latsha Nour” won the Bronze Award from Flickers International Short Film FestivalThe film continues its international awards series after winning the Gold Arts, Culture and Creativity Award from the International Tourism Film Festival Africa in South Africa.

“Latsha Nour” competed in the Flickers Festival with a group of other films from 27 different countries, where the jury for that session consisted of Syrian director Basil Al-Khatib, film critic Dr. Lama Tayara, Omani director d. Khaled Al Zadjali and Egyptian film critic Alia Talaat.

“Latsha Nour” is a film that sheds light for the first time on blind photographers, as the film relied on the “May Challenge” initiative founded by photographer and engineer Khaled Farid, which called for the need to teach the blind to photography, which everyone sees as impossible.

The film follows the story of the hero “Tariq”, who is blind since birth, but in spite of that, he is one of the most efficient photographers.

“Latsha Nour”, with director of photography Saeed El-Shimy, in addition to a group of blind heroes, sound engineer Isaac Ibrahim, director of photography Mark Bahey, montage Baher Fathi, soundtrack by Ramez Fawzy, assistant directors Iman Hassan and Joseph Wagdy, script and directed by Danny Jamal.

Flickers Festival was founded by a number of fans of the seventh art in Syria, and aims to support young people who are passionate about cinema, and to spread cinematic culture as a means capable of changing societies.

It is noteworthy that the festival is organized by the International Chamber of Art in Lattakia, under the auspices of the Syrian Ministry of Culture and the Syrian General Organization for Cinema.


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