Hend Sabry will be the first Arab woman to judge the Venice Film Festival

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Hend Sabry will be the first Arab woman to judge the Venice Film Festival

A popular Tunisian-Egypitian actress Hend Sabry will be the first Arab woman to be on the judging panel at the Venice Film Festival, one of the most historic and prestigious film festivals in the world.

The acclaimed actress revealed the great news on her official Instagram account saying, “I am proud to be one of the jury members of the Venice Film Festival and I also feel proud that veteran directors Emir Kustrica and Antoinette Liowill be the jury presidents. I also am happy that this announcement coincides with the release of my movie 'El-Feel-el Azraa 2 (The Blue Elephant) which achieved huge success across the Arab world. I hope to be a good ambassador for Arab art at the oldest festival in the world, and one of the three most important festivals in the world.”

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فخورة باختياري ضمن لجنة تحكيم مسابقة افضل عمل أول بمهرجان فينسيا السينمائي الدولي وازداد فخري عندما علمت أن رئيس اللجنة المخرج الكبير امير كوستاريكا والمخرجة الإيطالية انطوانيتا ليلو التي ترشحت للأسد الذهبي في المهرجان نفسه عام ١٩٩٧. وسعيدة أن يتزامن هذا النجاح مع عرض فيلمي #الفيل_الأزرق2 وتحقيقه ردود فعل طيبة في كل الدول العربية التي يعرض فيها. اتمنى أن اكون سفيرة جيدة للفن العربي في اقدم مهرجان سينمائي في العالم وواحد من أهم ثلاثة مهرجانات سينمائية على الاطلاق. #هند_صبري #HendSabry #hendsabri# #mostracinemavenezia #venicefilmfestival

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The 39 year old actress who will judge debut movie category was previously elected as one of the jury board members for the 2015 Dubai Film Festival.

Sabry has received numerous awards during her career, both for her achievements in the industry and for her role in tackling key social issues, including an award from the America Abroad Media organisation in Washington.

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