SITFY’s guests and stars have arrived at Sharm El-Sheikh Palace of Culture to attend the festival’s opening ceremony. The previously-mentioned guests include: the Egyptian television presenter Moufid Fawzy, veteran actress Samiha Ayoub -SITFY’s honorary president-, Egyptian actress Hanan Motawea, Egyptian actor Bayoumy Fouad, Jordonian actress Amal El-Dabbas, Egyptian actress Leqaa Swedan, Egyptian actress Marwa Abd El-Moniem, Lebanese director Qassem Estanbouly -the winner of the Best Arab Theatrical Character in 2019 Award-, Egyptian director Eslam Emam -the winner of the Best Egyptian Theatrical Character in 2019 Award-, Egyptian actor Mohsen Mansour, and Egyptian actress Menna Badr Tayseer. 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.