Rasha Hosny

Rasha Hosny is an Egyptian film critic, programmer, script editor, and producer. She is a key programmer at the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF). Also, she is an associate programmer at the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) and a competition section advisor for the Silk Road International Film Festival (SRIFF). She studied Egyptology before earning a Film Criticism Diploma in 2018. She has been working in the cinema and film criticism field since 2008. Her writings have been published in several publications and outlets inside and outside of Egypt. Rasha has served on the FIPRESCI jury at the 2022 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival, and the 2019 Rotterdam International Film Festival. Rasha was also a part of the Rotterdam Film Festival's Critics' Choice Program in 2020. She has vast expertise in programming short films, having spent five years as the short fiction films' programmer at the Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts. Torino Film Lab recently selected her to be a script reader, tutored by Romanian scriptwriter, consultant, and novelist Răzvan Rădulescu (March-November 2022).Rasha was the first Egyptian and Arabic film critic to be selected for the "Berlinale Talent Press" program at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival. She currently works as an acquisition executive for Egypt's first documentary TV channel (Al Wathaeqya). Above all, Rasha was the Egyptian Film Critics Association's first female president (2020-2022). As a producer, she produced her first short film, "Two Strangers, A Night," while simultaneously working on her first feature film, "Seeking Heaven For Mr. Rambo," which has participated in many renowned development labs and financing forums and is currently in the pre-production phase.