42nd Cairo International Film Festival 2020 Awards: Limbo by Ben Sharrock (UK) won The Golden Pyramid Award for Best Film.

42nd Cairo International Film Festival 2020, International Competition

  • The Golden Pyramid Award for Best Film, presented to the Producer Irune Gurtubai: Limbo by Ben Sharrock (UK)
  • The Silver Pyramid – Special Jury Award for Best Director: Ivan I. TverdovskyConference (Russia, Estonia, UK, Italy)
  • The Bronze Pyramid Award for Best First or Second work of a Director: Mayye ZayedLift Like a Girl (Egypt, Germany, Denmark)
  • Best Actress Award (ex aequo): Elham ShahinCurfew by Amir Ramses (Egypt), Natalya Pavlenkova Conference by Ivan I. Tverdovsky (Russia, Estonia, UK, Italy)
  • Best Actor Award: Julian VergovGerman Lessons by Pavel G. Vesnakov (Bulgaria, Germany)
  • Naguib Mahfouz Award for Best Screenplay: 50 or Two Whales Meet on the Beach by Jorge Cuchi (Mexico)
  • Henry Barakat Award for Best Artistic Contribution: Limbo by Ben Sharrock (UK)
  • Jury Special Mention: Gaza Mon Amour by Arab Nasser & Tarzan Nasser (Palestine, France)

Cinema of Tomorrow

  • The Mention of the Jury (ex aequo): Life on the Horn by Mo Harawe (Somalia, Austria, Germany), The Girls Who Burned the Night by Sara Mesfer (Saudi Arabia)
  • The Special Jury Award: The Game by Roman Hodel (Switzerland)
  • Youssef Chahine Award for Best Short Film: Isabel by Sarah Al Shazly (Cuba)

 

  • Best Arab Film selected in any of the three competitions (each $5000), ex aequo: Gaza Mon Amour by Arab Nasser & Tarzan Nasser (Palestine, France); We Are From There by Wissam Tanios (Lebanon, France)
  • The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Award: Limbo by Ben Sharrock (UK)

42nd Cairo International Film Festival 2020, International Critics’ Week Competition

  • Shadi Abdel Salam Award for Best Film, awarded to the Director: Jing Wang The Best is Yet to Come (China)
  • Fathy Farag Award – The Special Jury Award: Gold by Rogier Hesp (The Netherlands)

The Horizons of New Arab Cinema Competition

  • Saad Eldin Wahba Award for Best Arabic Film, awarded to the Director: Roy AridaUnder the Concrete (France, Lebanon)
  • Salah Abu Seif Award – The Special Jury Award: The Tambour of Retribution by Abdulaziz Alshlahei (Saudi Arabia)
  • Best Non-Fiction Film Award: We Are From There by Wissam Tanios (Lebanon, France)
  • Best Acting Performance Award: Faisal Al DokhyThe Tambour of Retribution (Saudi Arabia)
  • Jury Special Mention: The Fall of Apple Trees by Mohamed Mouftakir (Morocco)
  • Youssef Cherif Rizkallah Award – Audience Award ($15000) : Lift Like a Girl by Mayye Zayed (Egypt, Germany, Denmark)
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