MAD Crew Celebrity Shahinaz El Akkad
MAD Crew Celebrity Shahinaz El Akkad
MAD Crew Celebrity Shahinaz El Akkad
MAD Crew Celebrity Shahinaz El Akkad

Shahinaz El Akkad

Biography
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Shahinaz El Akkad is the CEO of Lagoonie Production — a pioneer production house in Egypt and the MENA region — which has allowed her to support a list of trailblazing avant-garde films that went on to win numerous awards at festivals.

These films include FEATHERS, AMIRA, HUDA’S SALON, THE ALLEYS, DAUGHTERS OF ABDULRAHMAN, BARRA EL MANHAG, ALAM, and INSHALLAH A BOY.

El Akkad also produced several commercially successful films, like FARQ KHEBRA, RAS EL SANA, SA'ET EGABA, and the family comedy film A’AZ EL WELD.

Besides films, she produced a number of remarkable TV series, including ANA SHAHIRA ... ANA ELKHA’EN and NEMRA ETNEIN.

Furthermore, she has been keen to support the Arab cinema industry by offering awards to film projects at international film festivals like Toronto, Venice, El-Gouna, and Cairo.

Currently, Lagoonie is working on several projects, including A NOSE AND THREE EYES, which is an adaptation of Ihsan Abdel Quddous’s novel and set to World premiere at the third edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival.

Another one of the producer’s most recent projects is CAIRO-MECCA by Hani Khalifa, which stars Mona Zaki and Shereen Reda and is set to release soon.

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Filmography
  • 2023 Sa’et Egaba
  • 2023 Cairo Mecca
  • 2022 Alam
  • 2021 Apple of My Eyes
  • 2021 Different in experience
  • 2021 Feathers
  • 2021 Huda’s Salon
  • 2021 The Alleys
  • 2021 Amira
  • 2021 Daughters of Abdul-Rahman
  • 2021 Bara El Manhag
  • 2020 Nemra Etnen
  • 2020 New Year's Eve
  • 2018 Fork & Knife
Tv Series
  • 2020 Nemra Etnen
  • 2018 Ana Shahira.. Ana Al Khaen
  • 2017 Sabea' Gar
Awards & Honors
Feathers
  • 2021 Critics' Week Grand Prize at Cannes Film Festival
  • 2021 FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes Film Festival
  • 2021 Aleksandar Sasa Petrovic Grand Prix (Best Film) at Auteur Film Festival
  • 2021 Best International Feature at Calgary International Film Festival
  • 2021 Best Actress at Carthage Film Festival
  • 2021 Best Screenplay at Carthage Film Festival
  • 2021 Tahar Chriaa (First Film Prize) at Carthage Film Festival
  • 2021 Tanit d'Or (Narrative Feature Film) at Carthage Film Festival
  • 2021 Best Arab Film at El Gouna Film Festival
  • 2021 Variety Award at El Gouna Film Festival
  • 2021 Prix de la Critique (Best Film) at Festival International de Cinéma d'Auteur de Rabat
  • 2021 Roberto Rossellini Awards (Best Film) at Pingyao International Film Festival
  • 2021 Best Director at THE CRITICS AWARDS FOR ARAB FILMS
  • 2021 Best Screenplay at THE CRITICS AWARDS FOR ARAB FILMS
  • 2021 Special Jury Prize at Torino Film Festival
Daughters of Abdul-Rahman
  • 2022 Special Jury Mention at Beirut International Women Film Festival
  • 2021 Youssef Cherif Rizkallah Audience Award at Cairo International Film Festival
  • 2021 Audience Award (Golden Lynx Fiction) at FEST New Directors/New Films Festival
  • 2021 Audience Award at Middle East Now Film Festival
  • 2021 Audience Choice Award at San Diego Arab Film Festival
  • 2021 Arab Radio and Television Network (ART) Award at El-Gouna Film Festival
  • 2021 Rotana Media Group at El-Gouna Film Festival
Huda’s Salon
  • 2022 Special Jury Mention at Beirut International Women Film Festival
  • 2022 Best Actress Award at Critics Awards for Arab Films
  • 2022 Special Jury Prize (Mohammed Al-Rakab Award) at Tetouan Mediterranean Film Festival
Barra El Manhag
  • 2022 Best Producer at Cairo Film Society Festival
  • 2022 Best Director at Cairo Film Society Festival
  • 2022 Best Screenplay at Cairo Film Society Festival
  • 2022 Best Actor at Cairo Film Society Festival
  • 2022 Best Supporting Actress at Cairo Film Society Festival
  • 2022 Best Production Design at Cairo Film Society Festival
  • 2022 Best Film at Egyptian Catholic Centre Cinema Festival
  • 2022 Best Director at Egyptian Catholic Centre Cinema Festival
  • 2022 Best Actor at Egyptian Catholic Centre Cinema Festival
  • 2022 Best Editing at Egyptian Catholic Centre Cinema Festival
The Alleys
  • 2022 The Grand Prix du Jury at Festival du Premier Film d’Annonay
  • 2022 Audience Award at Malmo Arab Film Festival
  • 2022 Special Mention at Malmo Arab Film Festival
Amira
  • Special Mention at Carthage Film Festival
  • Amnesty International Human Rights Award at Rome MedFilm Festival
  • Collateral Awards University Jury (Special Mention) at Rome MedFilm Festival
  • Best Film Amore and Psiche Award at Rome MedFilm Festival
  • Lanterna Magica Award at Venice Film Festival
  • Interfilm Award (Best Film) at Venice Film Festival
  • Public Award at MedFilm Festival, Italy
  • Audience Award ( Best Feature Film) at The Filmfest DC, USA
  • Arabian Sights Award at The Filmfest DC, USA
  • Best Actor award for Ali Suliman at Critics Awards for Arab Films of Arab Cinema Center (ACC)
Ras El Sana
  • 2021 Best Film Award at Egyptian Association of Film Writers & Critics
  • 2021 Best Editing Award at Egyptian Association of Film Writers & Critics
  • 2021 Excellence Award for an Actor at Egyptian Association of Film Writers & Critics