He has published more than ten books including: “Directors of the 80s, the Dream and the Reality,” “The Cinema and a Little of Politics,” “The Years of Laughter in the Egyptian Cinema,” “Gaalouni Mokhregan - (They Made Me A Director), “” Actress Who Does Not Know Makeup “ and “I, Suffering and Oum Kalthoum” ... and more.
He received several awards, including the best critical article by the union of journalists and film associations. From 1987 to 1997, he led the Cine Cub and the artistic activity at the Journalists Syndicate. El-Shennawy
has also chaired or participated in more than a film festival such as of Muscat, Wahran, Ennaba, Alexandria, Osian and others.
He began his work as a film critic 25 years ago in the magazine Rose El Youssef. Currently, he writes for several newspapers and magazines such as the daily El Tahrir, the electronic newspaper El Dostour, the Arab newspaper El Shark El Awsat, the weekly Sot El Omma, , in addition to some electronic sites such as Aljazeera.Net, MBC and Masrawy.