Vanguard Award

 
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The Vanguard Award was created to honor a creative work that exhibits mastery and excellence with a story that illuminates the power of the human spirit. The inaugural Vanguard Award is being presented to the film Yomeddine, which had its recent world premiere as the first ever Egyptian film by a first time director in competition at the Cannes Film Festival and was just selected as the official Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film from Egypt for the 2019 Academy Awards. Producer Dina Emam, from Cairo, Egypt will attend the festival and accept the award along with a $5,000 cash prize generously underwritten by Orcasong Farm.