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Egyptian Filmmaker Ayten Amin Joins Berlin Film Festival Jury

Award-winning Egyptian filmmaker Ayten Amin will be part of the GWFF Best First Feature Award’s three-person jury.

Farah Desouky

Award-winning Egyptian filmmaker Ayten Amin will be a part of the jury line-up during the Berlin Film Festival. Amin is the only Arab and Egyptian artist participating in the acclaimed festival’s jury, and will be one of three people on the panel for the GWFF Best First Feature Award, which was founded in 2006 to support emerging filmmakers.

Ayten Amin is best known for her feminist cinematic works, and for tackling controversial social issues through her storytelling. Her Egyptian series ‘Sabea Gar’ (2017), which she wrote and directed alongside Heba Youssry and Nadine Khan, was praised for its authentic representation of Egyptian family dynamics and its diverse, multidimensional female characters.

More recently, her feature film ‘Souad’ (2020), a coming-of-age story that explored womanhood, social media performance and suicide, won multiple awards and was part of the Cannes Film Festival’s official selection, as well as the Tribeca Film Festival’s International Competition. ‘Souad’ also won the best feature film award at IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival, and was selected for Berlin Film Festival’s Panorama section.