International Short Film Competition

Sunday at Five

Hadeel is at a turning point in her life. Her hesitant character and selfishness, that she is well aware of, make her unstoppable when it comes to getting what she wants, even if it is at the expense of others.

SHORTS O’CLOCK I,  Saturday, February 27, at 18:00 (GMT +2) & rerun on Sunday, February 28, at 16:00 (GMT +2)

English title:

Sunday at Five

Original title:

El Had El Sa'a Khamsa


Sherif El Bendary




Fiction, Documentary








English, Romanian, Greek


Hadil Hassan, Khairy Beshara, Ayten Amin,Sedky Sakhr

A quote for the film:

Make me fond of you and make me want to choose you.

Selective List of festivals and awards:

Montpellier film festival 2019, Red Sea Film Festival 2020 (Postponed), Panorama des cinémas du Maghreb et du Moyen-Orient, 2020, Cairo International Film Festival 2020, Jerusalem Arab Film Festival 2021, Sudan Independent Film Festival 2021

Director’s bio:

Sherif El Bendary, a writer-director born in Cairo in 1978, graduated from Cairo’s School of Applied Arts in 2001 and started working in textile factories. Later, El Bendary joined the Egyptian Film Institute in 2002, graduating in 2007. He directed a number of short and documentary films, the first of which was “Rise and Shine” which won numerous awards locally and internationally including Tribeca Film Festival. In 2008, El Bendary wrote and directed “At Day’s End” based on a short story by acclaimed novelist Ibrahim Aslan. In 2011, he directed a feature length documentary “On the Way to Downtown” and the short film “Curfew'' which was part of a collection of short films titled “18 days” - official selection Cannes Film Festival. In 2014, El Bendary’s short film “Hot Dry Summers” won the Robert Bosch film prize from the Berlinale Talent Campus in order to produce his film which premiered at Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival and Dubai International Film Festival. In 2017, El Bendary released his first feature length narrative film “Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim” an Egyptian Emirati French co-production, which won a best actor prize at DIFF and was released in Egypt and France and many other countries. El Bendary served as a jury member in several festivals including Cairo Film Festival, Gouna Film Festival and the Egyptian National Film Festival. El Bendary recently founded Africa Films, which mainly focuses on short and feature films for promising upcoming first and second time directors and will also produce his second feature film “Spray”.