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Egyptian Jeanne d'Arc Vies for the Best Film Award at the Eurasia International Film Festival

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While Its Director Iman Kamel on the Jury of the Short Film Competition

Egyptian Jeanne d'Arc Vies for the Best Film Award at the Eurasia International Film Festival


Egyptian Jeanne d'Arc by director Iman Kamel is vying for the Best Film Award in the 6 Plaza competition, which screens films from developing countries, at the 13th Eurasia International Film Festival (July 22-28) held in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana.

The film's screening will be attended by its director Iman Kamel, who has been selected as a jury member of the festival's Short Film Competition, along with representatives from the film's distribution company, MAD Solutions.

Egyptian Jeanne d'Arc had its world premiereat the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF)in its Muhr Feature competition. The Culturist has selected the film as one of the 30 Must Watch films at the 2016 edition of DIFF.

The documentary film Egyptian Jeanne d'Arc tells the true stories of resistance by Egyptian women since the outbreak of the revolution in 2011 through mythic story elements, poetic narration and dance. The film is directed by Iman Kamel, and co-produced by Nomad's Home Production (Iman Kamel) and Linked Productions (Talal Al-Muhanna).

Egyptian Jeanne d'Arc was nominated for the 2013 Arab-German Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung Foundation in Germany. The film was presented at pitching and co-production forums such as Africa Produce (Tarifa, Spain), and Amiens Screenplay Development Fund (France). The film marks Iman's second collaboration with Kuwaiti producer Talal Al-Muhanna.

Egyptian filmmaker Iman Kamel holds a Global Master of Arts degree from The Fletcher School at Tufts University in Boston, USA, and followed interdisciplinary studies in art, dance and film at Berlin University of Arts. Since 1995, Kamel has directed five short films including Hologram (2004), which received an award from Euromed. Her debut feature documentary Nomad's Home (2010) received a Special Mention at the Dubai International Film Festival and won the awards for Best Director and Best Cinematography at Cairo's 11th Independent Film Festival.
Her latest film is the documentary Egyptian Jeanne d'Arc, which was nominated for the 2013 Arab-German Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung foundation in Germany. The film was presented at pitching and co-production forums such as Africa Produce (Spain), and Amiens Screenplay Development Fund (France). It landed its world premiere within the Muhr Feature competition at the Dubai International Film Festival. The Culturist has selected the film as one of the 30 Must Watch films at the 2016 edition of DIFF.