Sherif Awad

Born in Cairo, Sherif Awad is an art/film/video curator who worked as a programmer, communications attaché and editor of film publications since 1993 in both Cairo and Alexandria Film Festivals. Between 1993 and 2000, Awad was Marketing Manager in the Egyptian regional offices of Fox/Warner and UIP. In the last three years, he also curated Arab and foreign film/video programs in several European countries including Italy, Sweden and Ireland as well as in the Egyptian Contemporary Art Gallery Darb 1718. In addition to his contribution to several specialized publications, he was Chief Editor of both The Ticket Entertainment Magazine and the art journal Contemporary Practices. He is currently holding the position of the Film/Art Editor of Egypt Today Magazine, the leading English published monthly magazine in Egypt. He is also writer/producer for film/art TV shows on satellite channels broadcasting in the Middle East area including the weekly program Cinemascope airing on Dream TV. In the last few years, Awad hascovered international festivals like Berlin, Cannes, Istanbul,Taormina, Rome, Dubai, Oran and Tribeca for both TV and Publications. He has recently been assigned by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture as general coordinator of the 25th Alexandria Biennale opening December 17, 2009.
Role: Journalist, Arts
No. of articles: 5

The 6th Luxor African Film Festival is closing film reception this December

The 6th Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) closes film reception mid-December and workshop submission in end of December   Scriptwriter Sayed Fouad,...

International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival at Croatia

Varazdin is a city in North Croatia, north of Zagreb, whose centre is near Drava River. It is mainly known for its baroque buildings, music, textile,...

Durban Film Festival 2013

Official Poster
In its 34th edition that took place July 18th to 28th, the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) evolved to become South Africa's premier film...

Africa International Film Festival in Nigeria

Finding Fela
When Nigeria is mentioned in Western media, usually the names of Ebola virus or Boko Haram fundamentalist group are the first to surface on headlines....

Luxor African Film Festival 2014

Opening Ceremony at LAFF honores Danny Glover and his brazilian wife Eliane Cavalleiro
There is no doubt that organizing an international film festival during the current sociopolitical situation in Egypt is a great challenge security...