On the 10th anniversary of the 25 January Revolution, Daily News Egypt looks at the defining moments of the movement.
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Highlights include Tiger Competition, Big Screen Competition, Ammodo Tiger Short Competition, opening film and Big Talks
Former Air Defence Commander to serve as president’s advisor for military affairs
Festival has restored several of veteran director’s films
Ben Sharrock’s Limbo sheds light on refugees struggle as unorganised immigration remains an international crisis; Mayye Zayed’s ‘Lift like a Girl’ scoops three awards
CIFF becomes one of few film events that have been able to take place in full form amid pandemic
Prime Minister Madbouly praises President Al-Sisi’s latest visit to South Sudan
Prosecution findings revealed that deceased was assaulted and beaten by police officer
Sceptical boycotters of elections voice doubt that Senate will change ‘nationalised’ political scene
New machine learning tool to decode Egyptian hieroglyphs in Arabic, English
Amendments also stipulate that officers cannot participate in political activities or express political inclinations
Officer charged with shooting to death socialist activist Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh during 2015 march to commemorate 25 January Revolution
Syndicate requested presence of legal representatives during interrogations of doctors arrested over their critical views
Total of 653,000 students set to sit for final exams this year, supervised by 168,000 invigilators
Film’s main character faces something he cannot overcome with powe
Giving reconciliation chance
Lia Giovanazzi Beltrami and Marianna Beltrami’s film, Alganesh, follows four Eritrean refugee camps in Ethiopia, following years of deadly conflicts between the two countries. It is an hour-long Italian-Ethiopian documentary. Fleeing Eritreans faced increased hostility in several countries. For example, Sudan forcibly returned over 100 asylum seekers, including about 30 minors to Eritrea in 2017. …
Ghzela is the protagonist in Hager Nefzi’s film by the same name. He is an elderly of 70 years old, who lives in Elkef in Sidi Omar, where he lives by the shrine of holy people, which he considers to be the whole world. Exuberant and Sufi, he is introduced as a simple person who …
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Giving people voices to tell their independence stories unscripted
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Festival to take place on 6-12 March
Some 340 films from all four corners of the globe will be showcased, with 18 competing for the prestigious Golden Bear prize.
Bong Joon Ho also accepted the award for Best Director.
“This edition of IFFR Pro proved that bringing together talent and ideas, and those who can support them, remains a very relevant thing to do. Cinema and the stories we aim to bring to fruition are relevant and have meaning. I am very proud of this year’s edition and look forward to tweaking our endeavours in the future to both create and reflect change,” Head of IFFR Pro Marit van den Elshout said.
Special Jury Award goes to Beasts Clawing at Straws by Kim Yonghoon
The jury consisted of recently appointed director of Kunsthal Rotterdam Nathanja van Dijk, French filmmaker and previous Tiger Award for Short Films winner Safia Benhaim (La fièvre, IFFR 2014), and Los Angeles-born, Belgrade-based film curator and writer Greg de Cuir Jr.