The Cairo International Film Festival announced the opening of applications for filmmakers’ registration in the third edition of Cairo Film Industry Days, which will be held from 4 to 7 December next, within the activities of the 42nd session of the Cairo International Film Festival (from 2 to 10 December). Through the official website of the Cairo Festival.
The registration provides film and television professionals with a set of important professional services, including attending seminars and lectures, which provide Arab talents with strong opportunities to partner with the international film community, with the aim of providing greater support to Arab cinema.
Every professional can obtain daily tickets to watch film screenings at the festival, and registration remains open until November 26.
In an official statement, the festival management said: The Cairo Festival pledges to provide a safe environment during the 42nd session, and to adhere to all standards and procedures set by the World Health Organization and the Egyptian government, in order to preserve the health and safety of the public and filmmakers, and to protect them from the risk of infection with the Coronavirus, and these will be announced. The procedures are detailed in a press conference to be held on November 16.
Days of Cairo Film Industry platform revealed, during the last period, the final list of film projects participating in the seventh edition of the Cairo Film Forum, which includes 15 projects, which varied between fiction and documentary, in the development and post-production stages, which were selected out of 105 projects submitted. From 12 Arab countries to the forum this year, it was carefully examined by a specialized committee that includes a number of experts in the film industry, to compete for valuable financial prizes, which reached in the last session amounted to 200 thousand dollars.
Cairo Days also announced the opening of applications for Egyptian series projects in the final stages of development, to participate in the “series market”, which is being organized for the second year in a row, in cooperation with the Middle East Media Initiative (MEMI). Coming days.
Alia Zaki, Director of Cairo Days for Film Industry, said that this year’s edition will provide wide opportunities for visitors and guests of the Cairo Festival to celebrate cinema and learn and interact with international experts, and the program of events presented by a group of the most prominent names in the international film industry will be rich in discussing issues facing the film industry in This is the pivotal stage in which the world is changing.
Zaki added that the “Days of Cairo” platform this year may be somewhat different in terms of form and content, but at the same time it will be the most important since its launch 3 years ago, because the team feels double responsibility towards the film industry after the changes imposed by the Coronavirus.
During the year 2020, she stressed that the top priority is to support exceptional filmmakers in the Arab world, especially those participating in the Cairo Film Forum, which reflects the quality of their advanced projects this year, the amount of confidence in the Cairo Festival and its influential international platform that allows filmmakers to present their projects.
The last edition of Cairo Days of the Film Industry witnessed the presence of more than 550 names of the most important international filmmakers, who participated in more than 25 different activities ranging from seminars, bilateral dialogues, lectures and 3 workshops, in cooperation with Screen Buzz to develop TV script and Eave On Demand To develop cinematic script and Film Independent for creative production, in addition to the Middle East Media Initiative Summit for events focused on television work, which include networking opportunities between Arab and American executives, producers and authors, in addition to opportunities for distinguished ones that enable them to attend conferences and present their projects.
Cairo Days of Film Industry is a platform established in partnership with the Arab Cinema Center, and provides an important space for discussions, communication, meetings, workshops and lectures, and through the Cairo Film Forum, it opens the way for cooperation between Arab and local talents and the most important international figures in the world of filmmaking with the aim of supporting Arab cinema. The Cairo International Film Festival is one of the oldest festivals in the Arab world and Africa and the most regular. It is the only festival in the Arab and African region registered in the International Federation of Producers in Paris (FIAPF) with 14 other festivals organizing international competitions.