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Shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival's 7th edition in Cairo, and the 17th worldwide, kicked off last weekend with a bunch of promising short films by local and international filmmakers. The popular film event took place at Zawya Cinema and Maadi's KMT House from the 17th to the 19th of October. And of course, we couldn't miss the MADE IN EGYPT block of locally produced films. Thankfully, our favourite one of all, Turning Ten, was named winner of the national competition. 

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The short film follows a 10-minute long wait of a family of three at a clinic. The intense situation, the painful flashbacks, and the unconditional love of a mother force Lamia to make a last-minute decision that'll change her daughter's fate.

Turning Ten's writer and director Jaylan Auf raised a crucial issue that some social classes still experience to this day. Auf excelled at conveying her message in a powerful way, bringing emotions out of the actors they never knew they had. The film is starring Sarrah Abdelrahman, Sedky Sakhr, and Mariam Tamer.