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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
The Cairo International Film Festival kicked off its opening ceremony with the screening of Hany Abu Assad’s film The Mountain Between US. The Faten Hamama Excellence Award was given to actor Maged El-Kedwany. While actor Samir Ghanem received Faten Hamama Honourary Award, which was handed to him by his two daughters and actresses Donia, and …
The 39th edition features Australian cinema as guest of honour, more than 150 films to be screened
Prominent actor Hussein Fahmy is selected to be the head of the jury at the upcoming 38th round of the Cairo International Film Festival in November. Fahmy has been the head of the jury’s committee for four years between 1998 and 2001. With a history of more than 100 films, Fahmy was the head of …
Before this year’s round of the Cairo International Film Festival started, waves of criticism hit the festival’s 38th edition. The criticism revolved around the elimination of The Last Days of the City, the festival’s poor organisation, the presence of a big number of unknown artists, and the absence of the superstars who were keen to …
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 …
The administration knew from the very beginning that we had already agreed to screen the film at other festivals in the US and Europe, says film director