SEARCHING FOR THREE THOUSAND EGYPTIAN POUND
Egypt I 2022 I Arabic dialogue with English subtitles l 20 min
After finding out that his favorite artist is having a concert in his hometown Cairo, A young boy is hellbent on attending but he can’t afford to buy a ticket, so his friend suggests that they bet on the last money he has, hoping they would win.
Screening: April 30, 14.00 Panora 3
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CAST & CREDITS
Director: Hozifa Abdelhalim
Writer: Hozifa Abdelhalim
Cast: Sief Safwat, Belal Abdo, Fady Gabr
Dop: Amir Eid
Producer: Hozifa Abdelhailm
Hozifa Abdelhalim [Giza, 1991] is a self-taught director based in Cairo. He kickstarted his career through enrolling in a number of directing and scriptwriting workshops. His first short film “Walkman” was produced by ADEF Foundation and ofcially selected at Malmö Arab Film Festival in 2015.
In 2019, his second film, “Falling” received Best Screenplay Award and a production grant from the Jordanian foundation “Afiami”. In 2022, his third film “Searching For Three Thousand Egyptian Pounds” was awarded Best Film in Zawya Shorts Film Festival, and ofcially selected in a number of festivals such as Hollywood Arab Film Festival, and Visions (Cairo Egyptian Short Film Festival).