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At the 38th edition of Cairo International Film Festival: 2 Egyptian films take on international race among 16 others

A few days before the opening ceremony of the 38th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Magda Wassef, the president of the festival, with representatives of the Parallel Programs running alongside the international competition in CIFF and the 4th Cairo Film Conncetion unveiled some secrets about one of Egypt’s most reputable artistic and cultural …

Rana Khaled

One year has passed without Omar Al-Sharif

Although it only seems like a few weeks ago, one whole year has passed since the death of Egypt’s handsome mesmerising ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ Omar Al-Sharif. On a Friday morning, people woke up to the news of their beloved award-winning super star’s death, due to a heart attack at the age of 83. Between disbelief …

Daily News Egypt

The trouble with the Cairo International Film Festival

“The FIAPF has not specified that this will happen though obviously it would not be good if the festival was not held two years in a row. But why would it not be held? We have permission from the FIAPF to hold it. The only reason why it would not happen is because the Ministry is in the way. This is a clear case of the minister creating the problem and then using it as an excuse to bring the organization back under the his wing.”

Daily News Egypt

Egypt sweeps top awards at Cairo International Film Festival

In an unprecedented feat that could put the legitimacy of the awards into question, Egypt swept all major awards of the 34th Cairo International Film Festival, earning best picture, best actor, best actress and best Arabic film. The awards were announced Thursday evening at Cairo Opera House’s Main Hall. The low-key closing ceremony was notable …


Musical ‘Emir’ hits a flat note

By Elizabeth Vossen Although it may be considered a feat for Filipino cinema, “Emir” falls flat in the international film scene. “Emir” is an official International Feature Film selection of the 34th Cairo International Film Festival, which marks its Arab premier. Although expectations weren’t particularly high at the outset, “Emir” — the latest film by Filipino …


Change and exchange with Cairo Film Connection

Speculation on the Cairo International Film Festival’s (CIFF) past years of limited exposure, lack of opportunity for budding new talent, and the absence of a space to exchange ideas and works, has prompted a new initiative within the CIFF. Collaboration between the Egyptian Film Center and Misr International Films has resulted in the festival’s first …


‘Ring Road’ tackles organ trafficking

Organ trafficking is a widespread but poorly understood concern in Egypt. Activists and documentarians have largely shied away from this sensitive but important issue, as it serves as a microcosm of many of the world’s more widespread social ills. Egypt is one of the world’s leading destinations for illegal kidney trafficking, and organ sales among …