‎‏CIFF opens submission for Cairo Film Connection 10th edition
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Submission is now open for the 10th edition of the Cairo Film Connection (CFC), the co-production market of the Cairo International Film Festival’s (CIFF) 45th edition, taking place at the Cairo Opera House between 15 and 24 November. ‎‏CFC submission window will be open for eligible filmmakers from Sunday 7 May to Friday 7 August, through the festival’s official website www.ciff.org.eg. ‎‏CIFF president Hussein Fahmy expresses delight to receive new film projects within the Cairo Film Connection program for the tenth successive year, aiming to support more talent ..read more
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‎‏Yousry Nasrallah Receives the Golden Pyramid Honorary Award
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‎‏Yousry Nasrallah Receives the Golden Pyramid Honorary Award at the 45th Edition of CIFF ‎‏Hussien Fahmy: He is a unique director. His works are so prominent in the history of cinema. ‎‏Amir Ramses: His works include a special cinematic language. He used the terms of Egyptian cinema in a brave way. ‎‏Yousry Nasrallah: I’m glad to be granted the Golden Pyramid Honorary Award. I appreciate being honored at CIFF. ‎‏Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) announced honoring the iconic director Yousry Nasrallah through the Golden Pyramid Honorary Award for Lifetime Achievement during the proceedi ..read more
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CIFF names Danis Tanović President of the International Competition Jury at its 45th edition
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As the 45th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival approaches, it is with great pleasure that we unveil the appointment of the renowned Bosnian director Danis Tanović as the president of the Official Competition Jury. This choice is made in a concerted effort to draw in prominent figures from the global film industry to take part in the festival, with the aim is to foster a platform for the exchange of experiences among emerging Egyptian, Arab, and international filmmakers who are participating in the event. Born in 1969, Bosnian director and screenwriter Danis Tanović is one of the ..read more
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14 International Films That Are Worth the Wait at the 45th CIFF 2023
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In preparation for its 45th edition, set to be held from November 15 to 24, Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) has set multiple objectives. These include showcasing the most recent international films that participated in prestigious film festivals and gained significant recognition from both audiences and critics. Additionally, the festival aims to highlight the importance of presenting these films for the first time in the Middle East and North Africa to captivated audiences.   These films beautifully explore a wide range of personal and universal themes, drawing inspiration from ..read more
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CIFF chooses “Issa” in the short film competition.
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Cairo International Film Festival management announced selecting the Egyptian short film “Issa” to participate in the short film competition within activities of the 45th edition, which is scheduled to start from November 15 to 24, 2023, at Cairo Opera House. The film shall be shown for the first time in the Middle East and North Africa, after its participation in Critics’ Week competition at Cannes International Film Festival. “Issa” is directed by Mourad Mostafa, starring Kenny Marcelino and Kenzi Mohamed, director of photography Mustafa Al-Kashef, edited by Mohamed Mamdouh, screenplay by Mo ..read more
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15 Projects From 8 Arab Countries in the Tenth CFC
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The Cairo Film Connection (CFC) announced the projects that have been chosen to take part in the tenth edition of Cairo Film Industry Days, scheduled to take place within the proceedings of the 45th CIFF, which will be held from 15 to 24 November. Basically, the list includes 15 cinematic projects from 8 countries in post-production and development phases; 5 from Egypt, 2 from Tunisia, 2 from Iraq, 2 from Lebanon, and 1 from Sudan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, and Algeria. CFC Projects As for the post-production phase, 5 projects were chosen: Yomna Khattab’s documentary “Fifty Meters” (Egypt ..read more
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Cairo International Film Festival congratulates the great Hungarian Director Béla Tarr
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Cairo International Film Festival congratulates the great Hungarian Director Béla Tarr who’s set to receive the Honorary Award as the Academy President and Board of the European Film Awards. Worth mentioning Béla Tarr received the Career Achievement Award at the 44th Edition of Cairo International Film Festival Béla Tarr is an award-winning film director, producer, and screenwriter. Born and raised in Hungary in 1955, Tarr graduated from the Budapest Theatre and Film Academy. He debuted his career with a series of documentary films that marked the early success of his filmmaking jour ..read more
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CIFF 45th edition to feature 24 Egyptian and Arab films
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This year, the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) will showcase a significant and rich selection of Egyptian and Arab films, constituting nearly a quarter of the festival’s programme. These selections encompass a diverse range of Arabic films, including world premieres and internationally acclaimed films that have garnered public and critical acclaim at various international film festivals. CIFF is committed to allowing its audience to experience the most recent cinematic offerings from Egypt and the Arab world. The festival is delighted to unveil the confirmed lineup of Egyptian and Ara ..read more
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CIFF Celebrates Short Films in Its 45th Edition
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Featuring a cash prize of $5,000 for the best Arab short film awarded by Drosos Foundation… The competition’s opening ceremony will showcase a number of films participating in the festival’s short films’ official competition as the program’s opening films. A non-competitive section will be dedicated to showcasing the latest works of promising Egyptian filmmakers. Over the years, Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) has devoted a special attention to short films, due to its growing popularity each year. Previous editions of the festival included screenings in the Ewart Hall at the AUC, whic ..read more
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Cairo Film Festival grants Ahmed Ezz the Faten Hamama Award for Excellence
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Cairo International Film Festival grants “Ahmed Ezz” (Faten Hamama Award for Excellence), during its 45th session, to be held from 15-24 November 2023, in appreciation of what he presented throughout his artistic career that began since the end of the nineties. Hussein Fahmy, head of the Cairo Film Festival, commenting on honoring Ezz, saying: “Ahmed Ezz shall receive (Faten Hamama Award), recognizing his distinguished career in cinema, as we are interested in encouraging artists who have presented a lot to Egyptian cinema, and we are so glad of this honoring ceremony to come, and we surely wi ..read more
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