Girls Mountain

Director: Sharine Atif
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Girl’s Mountain film has won a number of awards, including a prestigious award from Tribeca Film Festival- Student Visionary Award.
It was selected for the Short Film Corner at Cannes Film Festival.
The film reflects on a highly regarded issue that concern many Arab women which is “Compulsory marriage”.
The film is based on a legend of Bedouin women breaking taboos and long-held traditions.
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2018/ Egypt15 min/ Drama
Original Title
Jebel Banat
Going against long-standing taboos in a dyed-in-the-wool conservative Bedouin society, two bold and daring young women flee their home escaping forced marriages. They embark on a journey in the desert of South Sinai where they will make a life-or-death decision that will change the future of Bedouin women forever!
Sara Somaya Abed
Jala Hesham
Fatma Kamal
Soliman El Jebaly
Screenwriter: Sharine Atif
DOP: Mostafa El Kashef
Editor: Sharine Atif
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Production Company(ies)
iTEAM Cairo and California Institute of the Arts
Sharine Atif
Khaled Abol Naga
Omar Aysha
Mohamed Samy
film festivals
Luxor African Film Festival, Egypt
Festival De Cannes, France
Cairo Opera House - Cinema El-Hanager - Cairo, Egypt
Mediterranean Short Film Festival of Tangier, Morocco - Official Selection
SHNIT Worldwide Short Film Festival, Egypt - Official Selection
The French University - Cairo Egypt
AFRIKA Film Festival of Leuven, France - Official Selection
TriBeCa Film Festival, USA - Student Visionary Award
AfriCajarc - Festival of African Cultures, France - Official Selection
Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, USA - Official Selection
Arab Film Festival, San Francisco, USA - Official Selection
Short Cuts, USA - Official Selection
VisuElles Film Festival, Canada - Official Selection
InterFilm Berlin, Germany - Special Program Arab Shorts
Darb1718 - Cairo, Egypt
International Short & Independent Film Festival, Bangladesh
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles, USA - Monthly Film Festival - Arab Cinema in Focus
Liangjie Culture Media - Online Screening - China
Seattle Arab Film Festival, USA
Africa in Motion - UK Online - Official Selection
Shanghai Shorts at MUSEu&M - China - Official Selection
film awards
Jury Special Mention Award-SHNIT Worldwide Short Film Festival, Egypt
Student Visionary Award-Tribeca Film Festival, USA
Best Movie-AfriCajarc - Festival of African Cultures, France