Rabat – Sara Kaddouri, 28, and a graduate from Marrakech’s School of Visual Arts (ESAV), has won the Cairo Film Society Award for “Best Sound Mixing.”
Kaddouri is Moroccan sound designer, mixer and sound recordist who has earned herself a high name in the Egyptian film industry.
Her latest award,which she collected on Saturday, February 9, honors Kaddouri’s work for the Egyptian film, “Poisonous Roses” by Egyptian filmmaker, Fawzi Saleh.
“Thank you to my family and all the people who believed in me here in Egypt,” Kaddouri said at the award ceremony. She added, “This award crowns several years of hard work in the Egyptian cinema.”
Kaddouri, who also graduated from Brussels’ Higher National Institute of Performing Arts, has won other awards for roles in Egyptian movies.
In October, she won a prize for “Best Sound Editing” for the film, “Sheikh Jackson” by Egyptian director Amr Salama at the 3rd Arabian Cinema Awards.
In February 2018, Kaddouri was awarded at Switzerland’s Festival Locarno for the film “Withered Green,” directed by Mohammed Hammad.
Kaddouri said she strives “to help independent cinema find its way through the Arab world and make the cinema industry in the region more diverse.”
The Cairo Film Society Festival is an annual event that takes place every January and grants script, music, makeup, fashion design, acting and directing awards.