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Egyptian evangelicals launch unique new film festival

Seeking to encourage and equip emerging Christian film-makers from Egypt and the Middle East – and allowing them to focus on the issues that most concern them – were the goals of the first-ever Salam (‘Peace’) Film Festival, which has taken place in Alexandria.

Iain Taylor; SAT-7

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TV and film director Maggie Morgan (right) with Rina Rafik, winner of Best Actress in a Short

The brainchild of Christian TV station SAT-7 and the Evangelical Church of Egypt, the Festival comprised 26 films which were shown and competed for a series of awards.