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Accreditation, which is available through the festival’s official page, will close on 26 November 2020.
The screening, which will take place at the Cairo Opera House, represents the film’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region premiere gala.
Renowned actress is quintessential star of her generation, setting example of success for women in Arab cinema, says CIFF President Mohamed Hefzy
American film Nomadland tops list of films that will have their MENA premiere at CIFF
This initiative is a valuable opportunity for a selected group of Arab and Egyptian TV content creators to pitch their projects directly to Arab and International TV executives and buyers. This includes digital platforms and production companies.
It is among most important Arab films of 2020, and artistic management did not hesitate to select it, Mohamed Hefzy
Now in its seventh year, the Cairo Film Connection has provided support for Arab filmmakers to secure funding and partnership opportunities. It has helped bring the compelling and exciting stories of 100 films from the Arab region to audiences around the world.
Activists, social media users demanded Shawky’s sacking after previous posts featuring radical opinions surfaced
Mohamed Hefzy continues as festival’s president, Ahmed Shawky appointed as artistic director
Tunisian film A Son by Barsaoui takes three awards, newly created Audience Award went to the Egyptian film Let’s Talk
Through different and special visualisation, Let’s Talk is follows four women from four different generations in the family of the late director Youssef Chahine, Khoury’s uncle, who’s originally from the Levant (historical region of Syria), western Asia.
During the coming edition, the Faten Hamama Award will also be granted to the American-British director-actor-screenwriter Terry Gilliam.
Workshop will consist of masterclasses which will be open to all CIFF accredited guests and delegates
The Gender Parity Pledge 5050×2020 is a movement that aims for better gender representation and transparency by 2020. First introduced at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018, a number of festivals have signed the pledge since then.
The competition screens the latest of Arab cinema, through which various feature and documentary films compete.
The award comes in recognition of Gilliam’s career, which lasted over four decades, and his outstanding contributions to the film industry, marking him as one of the greatest filmmakers of our time. Gilliam is set to accept this honour during the opening ceremony of the festival at the Cairo Opera House.
Targeted sections are Virtual Reality, Midnight Screenings, Gala Screenings
Screen International’s ‘Arab Stars of Tomorrow’ was launched with the mandate to celebrate Arab talent and highlight the hottest up-and-coming actors, writers, directors, and filmmakers who are primed to make their mark in the international industry in the years to come.
Filmmaking not only about money-making: Danish director during CIFF
CFC launched in 2010 in 34th edition of CIFF, proved to be much-needed platform for Arab cinema
Other regional film festivals cancelled, CIFF maintains target to support Arab independent filmmakers, says Hefzy
While social media whirled topsy-turvy upside over dress, some expressed indifference
CIFF’s 40th edition new Best Arab film award to be selected by jury led by German critic Klaus Eder
Event named researcher, Moheb Gameel, to prepare book on festival’s history in previous editions
CIFF Fatenn Hamama Honourary award goes to…
Egyptian Culture Minister Ines Abdel-Dayem inaugurated festival
If you can’t beat them, join them, so look for bureaucracy label
New management this year, headed by producer, screenwriter Mohamed Hefzy, youngest president in festival’s history
Festival added 2 new awards to its prizes, ‘audience award’, ‘best Arabic film’
Winner of Toronto International Film Festival’s coveted People’s Choice Award to have its MENA premiere at CIFF