CIFF Deputy Director Ahmed Shawky reveals outcomes of 41st session of the festival

Honouring actress Menna Shalaby was too late 40 thousand viewers of the session’s films 550 foreign guests, 150 of whom came at their own expense to follow the festival activities Cairo International Film Festival does not fear competition Cairo International Film Festival refuses to pay for stars to pass on the red carpet Deputy Director of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) critic Ahmed Shawky, one of the architects of the success of the 41st festival, we find him close to all the guests of the session, speaking at all…

4th edition of Kairouan Festival of Arab Poetry

Minister of Cultural Affairs Mohamed Zine El Abidine will chair the opening of the 4th edition of the Kairouan Festival of Arab Poetry, which will run until December 7, 2019 with the participation of Tunisian poets and guests from Libya, Algeria, Syria and Mauritania, will be held on Thursday morning December 5, 2019 at the Arts Palace in Bardo, Tunis. The opening ceremony will also be attended by an important delegation from Sharjah, comprising Abdullah Mohammed Al Owais, Head of Culture and Information Department, Mohammed Ibrahim Al Qaseer, Director of…

41st session of Cairo Film Festival closes

The 41st session of the Cairo International Film Festival, which kicked off on November 20 with the film “Irish” by Director Martin Scorsese closed on Friday evening. The festival was marked by the screening of more than 150 films from 63 countries, including 35 films in its first international screenings in addition to the 84 films in its premiere in the Middle East and North Africa. The closing ceremony of the Cairo International Film Festival was an opportunity to announce the films awarded in the competition. Special mention of the…

Interview with Director of 41st edition of Cairo International Film Festival: CIFF contributes to film industry

Director of the Cairo International Film Festival: The budget of the Cairo Film Festival is about 40 million pounds The audience is the primary goal of the festival Cairo International Film Festival contributes to the film industry Yes El Gouna is a strong and successful competitor The festival will not pay international stars to attend it Cairo / by Douha Essaafi For the second year in a row, Mohamed Hefzy continues to preside over the Cairo International Film Festival, carrying a new vision, ambition and determination to overcome all obstacles…

Backstage of 41st edition of Cairo International Film Festival

-How Mohamed Hefzy restored the lustre to the Cairo Film Festival -Menna Shalabi admits: A psychiatrist treated me for the influence of some personalities Cairo: By Douha Essaafi  One of the most prestigious Arab festival, the Cairo International Film Festival, was unveiled on November 19th, where the Egyptian Opera House was adorned with the finest blazers to welcome the festival’s guests from all over the world, and the stars competed to appear in remarkable forms on the red carpet. Raja Al-Jeddawi, Laila Alawi, Dina, Rania Youssef, Nadia El-Gendy, Mona Zaki,…

iRead Awards announced at the 41st Cairo International Film Festival

The first place goes to Ahmed Jad Al Karim in Short Story and Amr El Maadawy in Film processing The Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) hosted a ceremony for the iRead Awards, a screenwriting and short story talent competition held in collaboration with the iRead Initiative. During the celebration held Monday evening,  Ahmed Mahmoud Ahmed Gad Al Karim who won first place received a Prize worth 25 thousand Egyptian pounds for the short story competition prize. Mahmoud Ashour Abdel Wahab won the second place with a prize worth 15 thousand…

CIFF: Screen International announces tomorrow’s talents of Arab Stars

Five filmmakers and actors are selected for the third edition of the Screen International’s Initiative Arab Stars of Tomorrow at the 41st edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Screen International announced. This initiative, first launched in 2016,  is supported by Front Row and Kuwait National Cinema Company (KNCC). The initiative’s objective is to support five emerging cinema talents from the Middle East and North Africa, who have started to make an impact in their field, are namely directors Wisam Al Jafari (Palestine), Raed Alsemari (Saudi Arabia) and Kawthar…

41st edition of Cairo International Film Festival kicks off

The 41st edition of Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), held from November 20 to 29 under the auspices of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, kicked off on Wednesday evening in a festive red carpet ceremony at Egypt’s Cairo Opera House, with attendance of movie stars and filmmakers from different parts of the world. President of the Cairo International Film Festival Mohamed Hefzy said, at his opening speech at Cairo Opera House Grand Hall that the festival is marked by the participation of “153 films from 63 countries this year, with…

U.S. grants $430,000 fund to restore Tunisian archaeological site

The United States granted Tunisia $430,000 dollars for the restoration of the Amphitheatre of El Jem, TAP reported Wednesday. This grant, initiated by the U.S. Embassy to Tunisia, was offered by the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, in order to preserve the Amphitheatre of El Jem which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. “The Tunisian-American partnership in restoration and preservation will help to integrate urban archaeological wealth in the economic circuit through tourism,” TAP quoted Tunisian Minister of Culture Mohamed Zine El-Abidine as saying at the…