Film Critic, Egypt
Shawky is currently the Vice-President of the international film critics federation (FIPRESCI), the president of the Egyptian film critics association (EFCA), and the vice president of the African film critics’ federation (FAAC). He is the artistic consultant for the Malmo Arab film festival.
He worked as a programmer for many film festivals including Cairo, Malmo, Mumbai, among others. He acted as a jury in various festivals such as Locarno, Shanghai, Eurasia, Transylvania, Macao, Sofia, Oran, and Taipei. Shawky was the president of the Cannes film festival 2022 FIPRESCI Jury.