We are taking the educational and artistic experience of MedFest-EG far beyond ﬁlm screenings where we try putting together ideas and insights from different groups of healthcare professionals, ﬁlmmakers and children and their families in workshops and camps directed towards healthcare awareness and ﬁlmmaking for children about their own topics.
The objective of the parallel program is to add more space for interaction and reﬂections based on the topics tackled in the ﬁlms selection.
The Parallel program will consist of 2-3 workshops conducted by Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Artists.
Timing and Location will be determined after the announcement of our ﬁnal program in early March 2019.
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.
The edition was supported by The British Council, Ministry of Culture | Cultural and Development Fund, The Royal College of Psychiatry and International Federation for Medical Student Association (IFMSA).