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The International Media Art Forum for Youth "IMAFY"

"Palace of Arts", Cairo, Egypt - 2008

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The International Media Art Forum for Youth "IMAFY" was planned as the first international exhibition, and competition in the fields of digital & digital associated media arts, inviting artists to exhibit at the "Palace of Arts", Cairo, Egypt - 2008.


Curated by Nagla Samir, and bringing together the efforts of a team of national and international artists. Sponsored by the Sector of Fine Arts, in collaboration with Prohelvetia (The Swiss Culture Council), Spanish Embassy and Laboral Center of Art and Industrial Creation, Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, Culture Ireland Council and Solus Film Projects, Semat Film Production, and MAA-IN Advertising Agency.


Organizing Committee:

Naglaa Samir / Head of Organizing Committee

Weaam El-Masry / Member

Mohammed Allam / Member


Selection Committee:

Hazem El-Mestikawy / Head of the Selection & Jury Committee

Khaled El Hagar / Film maker

Mohammed Shoukry / Artist

Mahmoud Refaat / Audio artist


Awards Jury Committee:

Greg Pond / USA

Maurizio Bolognini / Italy

Ursula Bachman / Swizerland


Awarded Artists:

Golden Pyramid (5 Equal Awards):

1 - Ahmed Nour, Egypt "Gown & Shoes"- Documentary

2 - Kiun Kim, South Korea "Ply Fairy Tail"- Interactive Installation

3 - Patty Chang, & david Kelly, USA "FloatSam JetSam" - Video

4 -Tarek Hefny, Egypt "Urban Interiors"- Computer Graphic

5 - Waheeda Mallulah, Bahrein "Green"- Photography


Golden Feather (5 Equal Awards):

1 - Behrang Samedzegan, Iran "H&H"- Computer Graphic

2 - Gabriel Acevedo, Mexico "24 November 2006"- Video

3 - Michal Sminofy, Slovakia "The Other"- Video+ C prints

4 - Nesrin Bokhary, Syria "Them Me" - Video

5 - Roman Torre, Spain "Life Floor"- Interactive Digital Installation

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