The ﬁrst MEDFEST-EG edition came to the light in January and April of 2017,
Tackling mental health issues which have always been a part of the collective consciousness of communities. Whether spoken about loudly or shunned from public discussions, mental health has been and would always be a concern for us all and despite the occurrence of global changes towards dealing with mental health issues, stigmas are still there and correctly dealing with them requires communication; that would always be our goal.
16 FILMS from 8 Countries :Egypt, KSA, UAE, Sudan, UK, USA, Canada and the Netherlands.
3 Days in 2 Cities: Cairo and Alexandria.
27 screenings in 3 Venues: Markaz El Ibdaa, Falaki Theater and Jesuit Culture Center Alexandria.
17 Guests: from 4 Countries.
Over 10 TV and Radio reports: Nile FM, 95.04, Mega FM, Dream TV, Nile life, Nile Drama, CBC Extra, ON TV.
20 News Articles: Ahram Online, Al Masry Elyoum, Al Bawaba news, El Bayan and EgyptToday.
80% Audience: attendance of the venues’ capacity.