Founded in 2013, Red Star has produced a diverse portfolio of fiction and documentary productions appealing to a wide range of audiences. So far, Its 12 films have received 60 awards in international film festivals and had a successful run in local and regional box offices.
Red Star’s vision is to create a bridge between art-house and commercial cinema, creating a milieu in which auteurs and filmmakers are empowered to experiment and tell unique stories that are enjoyed by the majority of moviegoers, without compromising their artistic integrity. This vision is based on our belief in the power of film to open new horizons of creative innovation that transcends market pre-packaged formulas, and still achieve commercial success.
Among Red Star’s most notable work is the 2015 Nawara, directed by Hala Khalil, and starring Menna Shalaby and Mahmoud Hemida. It was featured in more than 25 International festivals and won 8 awards, including Dubai International Film Festival’s Best Actress Award. Dry Hot Summer was also produced in the same year, directed by Sherif El Bendary, starring Nahed El Sebaey. It premiered in Dubai International Film Festival and was screened in more than 15 film festivals afterward, earning 3 accolades, including Algeria’s International Festival for Arab Film Oran Best Short Film.
In 2017, Red Star produced Al Aslyeen, directed by Marwan Hamed, starring Maged El Kedwany, Menna Shalaby, and Khaled El Sawy. It participated in more than 7 International film festivals, including Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden and the Arab Film Festival in Rotterdam, and won the Best Director Award at Oporto International Film Festival in Portugal. Also in 2017, Photocopy, directed by Tamer Ashry, Starring Mahmoud Hemida, and Sherin Reda, Premiered in El Gouna Film Festival and won its Best Film Award, and participated in more than 6 Film Festivals.