Fazal joins globally renowned talent as jury for short film category.
Even as festivals world over are moving virtual, Egypt’s El Gouna Film Festival to be held between October 23 and October 30 is all set to be amongst the first sizeable physical film events to be held in COVID-era. Interestingly enough, the festival has an interesting Indian connection too. The Shorts Film Competition of the schedule will be judged by Bollywood actor Ali Fazal.
Ali says, “It has been a fairly grim year for all of us across the world. The fact that I will be attending an on ground physical event is a reminder that the worst is behind us. It gives me hope that things will get better world over, here on. I am looking forward to watching many short films and interacting with the people at this event.”
Fazal will soon star in the much-awaited Kenneth Branagh film Death On The Nile. The actor had previously headlined Victoria & Abdul alongside Dame Judi Dench. His co-jury members include Tunisian director Raja Amari, Syrian actor Kinda Alloush and the popular Argentine filmmaker Santiago Amigorena. The jury will choose four best entries from a wide range of submissions.