It was thought that Sharm El-Sheikh International Theater Festival for Youth (SITFY) -headed by Egyptian actor and director Mazen El-Gharabawy- will be held two times in one year, for lanuching the fifth edition -which was scheduled to be held in April 2020- was postponed. The fifth edition is to be held in November 2020. Most notably, the coming editions are to be held in November as well.
Despite the fact that some thought that two editions of SITFY will be held in one year, November is scheduled to be the new date of launching the festival.
The fifth edition of SITFY is held under the sponsorship of the Minister of Culture, Dr. Ines Abdel-Dayem and Southern Sinai Governor, General Khaled Fouda on 16 - 20 November, 2020. Most notably, Egyptian veteran actress, Samiha Ayoub, has been appointed the honorary president of SITFY, and veteran actor, Mohamed Sobhi, head of the higher committee of SITFY. SITFY, headed by El-Gharabwy "SITFY's founder", is managed by Dr. Engy El-Bestawy.