At the New Vision International Film Festival in the Netherlands
Actress Jamila Awad Receives a Nomination for Best Actress in Africa for Her Role in Al Daif
The New Vision International Film Festival in the Netherlands has nominated actress Jamila Awad for the Best Actress in Africa award for her role in Al Daif. The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, September 26 in Amsterdam. Dutch TV channel Salto will interview Awad on Wednesday, September 25 to talk about her role in the film and her future projects.
During 2019, Jamila starred in the comedy hit Sabaa El Boromba,opposite Egyptian actor Ramez Galal. The film was a box-office success, exceeding EGP 45 million. She was also honored at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport for setting a good example for youth. Awad starred in Al Daif, which was released in theaters in early 2019.
Al Daif tells the story of a young man who visits a family during dinner, and then the events develop in a direction that no one expects. Alongside Jamila Awad, the film stars Khaled El Sawy, Ahmed Malek, Shereen Reda, and guest stars Maged El Kedwany, Mohamed Mamdouh, Arfa Abdel Raoul and Mahmoud Al Lithy.
Al Daif world premiered at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in Estonia, where it won the Audience Award.The film also screened at several international film festivals, including the Arab Film Festival Rotterdam, Manarat Mediterranean Film Festival in Tunisia, and the Festival International du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Tétouan, where it competed in the Official Competition. Al Daif was released in Jordanian theaters last April.
Actress Jamila Awad grew up in an artistic family. She made her breakthrough role as Hania in Taht Al Saytara TV series (2015), which won her the Dear Guest Award for Best Young Actress. Awad later starred in a number of blockbusters and TV hits, including Hepta: The Last Lecture (2016), La Totfe'.