Noon-Foundation for Culture and Arts
in 2012 the birth of the Noon Foundation for Culture and Arts, a non-purposeful civil institution For profit means the dissemination of cinematic art and culture in its audio and visual art forms .. The institution was approved by the concerned government agencies represented in the ministries of culture, community and youth affairs and all major governmental and semi-governmental cultural bodies in Egypt.

Noon-Foundation for Culture and Arts

The idea of spreading arts and culture, especially the art of cinema with its influence far exceeds other arts in terms of popularity and spread, remained this idea with a group of the most important art and culture makers in Egypt.In the sense of the responsible intellectual and artist interested in his community, the late great filmmaker Mohamed Kamel Qalioubi, along with his friends from the same artistic and cultural fields, made numerous meetings that led to the idea of working an official gathering within the framework of a cultural institution interested in spreading awareness, and in 2012 the birth of the Noon Foundation for Culture and Arts, a non-purposeful civil institution For profit means the dissemination of cinematic art and culture in its audio and visual art forms .. The institution was approved by the concerned government agencies represented in the ministries of culture, community and youth affairs and all major governmental and semi-governmental cultural bodies in Egypt.Its first activity was a film festival in the city of Luxor under the name, Luxor Festival for Arab and European Cinema, which lasted for four successive and successful rounds and had the desired effect of cultural and tourism promotion and the spread of awareness of cinema in a city considered one of the most important cities in the world.

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And in a way that drew the attention of the official cultural officials in the state, especially the Minister of Culture at the time, Professor Helmy Al-Nimnim, who suggested to the group of founders of the Noon Foundation for Culture and Arts that this great annual celebration be moved to a city that needs technical and cultural support, and it is the city of Sharm el-Sheikh, which is famous in tourism in the world and has no festival Artistic and cultural … and success was a catalyst for spread .. Despite the difficulty of moving after the building of a cultural edifice in the Luxor community and its impact, the working group agreed under the slogan that the mission of art is not linked to a place and we must support the official cultural orientation as well.
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Hence, the first events of the Sharm El-Sheikh Film Festival in Sharm El-Sheikh five years ago (bearing in mind the canceled session due to the Corona pandemic) sponsored by the state with all its relevant institutions and with direct support from the wonderful governor, Major General Khaled Fouda, who spared no effort in establishing a festival befitting the cinema in one of the most famous international resorts. Five years of continuous success of the festival and hundreds of guests and participants with their films from all over the world. During the past five years, the festival has been visited by some of the world’s film artists, about 350 artists among the director, actor, critics and screenwriter.The festival honored many of them and the Egyptian artists who influenced the Egyptian and Arab cinema with their creativity and did not spare the festival any support. Every year they were honorary president of the festival greeting everyone who shared the success with us, greeting all this wonderful support from respected Egyptian and Arab artists and other artists from all over the world.
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The founders of Noon Idea and Foundation for Culture and Arts:

A bouquet and a big greeting to the early founders of the Noon Foundation for Culture and Arts. Some of them are alive, God prolonged their lives, and some of them left, leaving an important cultural and artistic legacy.

  • The late Mohamed Kamel El Qualiouby a veteran and independent director and film-maker who enriched Arab cinema with feature films of a social bent, in addition to undertaking important documentary research in the history of cinema. El Qualiouby's work included the restoration of pioneering Egyptian films, as well as the unearthing of important early Egyptian filmography .
  • Veteran television presenter Salma El Shamaa
  • Critically as well as popularly acclaimed Egyptian director Dawood Abdel Sayed, whose filmography includes El Kit Kat, the Land of Fear, and Messages from the Sea.
  • Film critic Magda Wassef Wasef who played a landmark role in introducing Arab cinema to France, in her capacity as former head of the Cinema Department at the Arab World Institute in Paris.
  • Rageh Dawood , the Egyptian award-winning composer of contemporary classical music and film scores for both cinema and television.
  • The late critic Youssef Sherif Rizkallah a pioneering Egyptian film critic and television presenter of programs on cinema.
  • Mr. Wadid Shukry... The former director of Kodak in Cairo who is interested in cinema and culture.
  • Journalist and Al Ahram columnist Gamal Zayda, who is the current Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Noon Foundation for Culture and Arts.

The members of Noon-Foundation for Culture and Arts

Gamal Zayda

president

Thanaa Hashim

member

Ali Qaluioby

General Manager

Sami Mohamed Ali

memeber

Magda maurice

secrtary General

Rageh Daoud

memeber

Fahmy Fouad

Financial manager

Wadid Shokry

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