Swara Bhasker joins the international competition jury at 44th Cairo International Film Festival

Actress Swara Bhasker has become the first Indian artist to join the international competition jury of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF). The 44th edition of CIFF is currently underway at Egypt's famous Opera House.

Taking to Twitter Swara shared the news and wrote, “Super stoked & honoured to join this distinguished International Competition jury at the 44th Cairo International Film Festival ! Thank you for the invite and honour @CairoFilms, #HusseinFahmi #AmirRamses (sic).”

The film festival, which is organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, is the oldest and most esteemed film festival in the Middle East and has showcased many iconic international films that went on to win big at the Oscars and Golden Globes. This year the festival opens with Steven Spielberg's ‘The Fabelmans' on November 13.

CIFF's International Competition section contains 14 titles, including five world premieres. Along with Swara, Japanese filmmaker Naomi Kawase will preside over the international jury which comprises Egyptian cinematographer Nancy Abdelfattah, Egyptian composer Rageh Daoud, Italian actress Stefania Casini, Mexican filmmaker Joaquin Del Paso and Moroccan actor Samir Guesmi.

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