The Arab world has some incredible rising youth talent in the film and TV industries. Here are three performers to watch in 2023.
Elham Safieddine is a rising star on the Arab film scene. The 23-year-old has appeared in a slew of TV series, soap operas and short films. Most notably she was in the short film, “My Girlfriend”, which was selected for several international film festivals, including the Venice International Film Festival 2022. Safieddine also has achieved two career accolades, including Best Short Film Actress at both the Cairo Short Film Festival and the Gerba Film Festival in Tunisia.
Up-and-coming actor Omar Rozik was born in the Giza Governorate in Egypt. He studied both acting and directing to a high level at the Academy of Arts at the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Cairo, before working in several films, including “Kings of Virility” (2021) and “Cairo: Kabul” (2021). Acting is in Rozik’s blood too – he is the son of Egyptian star Rozik El Bahnasawy.
Huda El Mufti
Huda El Mufti’s profile has skyrocketed in recent years, following her playing the role of Nadine in “This Evening” by Tamer Mohsen in Ramadan 2017. She has gone from strength-to-strength, acting in films and TV shows across the Arab world, garnering her millions of followers on Instagram. Most recently El Mufti starred in the highly popular “Mystery Box” series during Ramadan 2023.