Cairo International Film Festival opens submissions for the 44th edition

Cairo international film festival announces the call for submissions for films wishing to participate in its 44th edition, held from the 13th to the 22nd of November at Cairo opera house, submissions are open from May 15th till August 15th on the festival’s official website: www.ciff.org.eg. Hussein Fahmy, the festival president stated that the festival seeks in the 44th edition to attract diverse films that represent the different cinematic movements and to explore new inspiring experiences from around the world. As for the preparations for the edition, festival director Amir…

Cairo international film festival announces the dates for the 44th edition

Cairo international film festival announces the dates for its 44th edition which will be held from November 13th to November 22nd 2022 in Cairo opera house, like every edition the award-winning films will be screened the next day to the closing ceremony, November 23rd. Submissions for the program will open on May 15th 2022 and will close on August 15th 2022, films can be submitted as of that date on www.ciff.org.eg. “preparations for the festival have started already and we are hoping to achieve an edition worthy of the festival…

ALIA by Zahra Berrada in a world premiere at Zinegoak International Festival

The short film, Alia, will be presented in a world premiere at Zinegoak International Festival. The festival highlights the multiple possibilities of identity construction, claiming the freedom and legitimacy to decide what one is from the point of view of openness to sexual diversity, the construction of gender identity or any other element related to sexuality. In the short film Alia, Tunisian Star and actor Fares Landoulsi performs the main character of Ali, a 22-year-old Moroccan man.  He lives with his religious father in Paris, where they both emigrated 15…

Fares Landoulsi to take part in Berlinale Talents summit 2022

Tunisian International Film Star Fares Landoulsi has been summoned by Berlinale Talents to take part in the Berlinale Talents summit to be held on February 12-17. Fares Landoulsi was selected from over 2,250 applicants from 116 world countries.In addition to his participation in the Summit and its networking platform, he is invited to join the Acting Studio as a member. This intensive workshop during the festival week will offer Tunisian Actor Fares Landoulsi valuable possibilities to deepen his experience within his field of work. “Super excited and honoured to be…

ALIA by Zahra Berrada in an exclusive preview

Ali presents the story of a young Moroccan immigrant who is torn between the conservative environment of his family and his passion for the cabaret where he cross-dresses at night to become Alia. Tunisian Star and actor Fares Landoulsi performs the main character of Ali, a 22-year-old Moroccan man.  He lives with his religious father in Paris, where they both emigrated 15 years ago. Ali works in a bakery during the daytime, and at night, he becomes Alia, a radiant transvestite singer who performs in an oriental cabaret in Paris.…

RED SEA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FIRST FILMS OF ITS INAUGURAL EDITION

The first eight films announced to make up the Festival’s ‘Arab Spectacular’strand bringing compelling authentic stories from Iraq, Palestine, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon and Morocco The Red Sea International Film Festival (RedSeaIFF) which is set to take place from 6-15 December today announced the first slate of films in its ‘Arab Spectacular’ strand. The line-up of films is part of over a 100strong programme of the best Arab and international films which will be presented alongside red-carpet premieres, workshops, masterclasses, and networking within the industry market The Red Sea Souk,…

Tunisia film festival opens

The opening ceremony of the first edition of the post-COVID-19 JCC on Saturday evening October 20, was marked by the presence of Minister of Cultural Affairs Hayet Guettat Guermazi who, in a statement to the media, said she was very flattered to find again the joy of living through the cinema and to see this beautiful world come to attend this festival, after long periods of interruption and confinement. The festival showcases 57 diverse films from 45 Arab and African countries, with screenings not only in cinemas but also in…

Jeddah Old Town to be home for Red Sea International Film Festival

The Red Sea International Film Festival will be situated in the iconic Jeddah Old Town, a piece of Jeddah’s history that has been perfectly preserved and maintains the soul of Jeddah’s culture and architecture designs. Launching the festival there is an opportunity to showcase Saudi Arabia’s attractions and offer a better understanding of the region, its culture, and its people by inviting people from around the world to see the true portrayal of the Kingdom. The festival will enable guests to discover Saudi Arabia, the gracious and generous Arabian hospitality,…

Cairo Film Connection announces the selection of 15 projects in its 8th edition
during the 43th CIFF

A new edition shining a light on up and coming talent and returning celebrated filmmakers with their latest projects The Cairo Film Connection (CFC) unveiled the selection of 15 feature narrative and documentary projects in the development and post-production phases. CFC takes part within the framework of Cairo Industry Days, in partnership with the Arab Cinema Center, during the 43rd edition of Cairo International Film Festival running from November 26th to December 5th. The Cairo Film Connection selection committee has whittled down a list of 110 project submissions from across…

RED SEA SOUK ANNOUNCES THE SELECTED PROJECTS AND FILMS IN POST-PRODUCTION FOR ITS FIRST EDITION

The Red Sea Souk, an initiative designed to discover and connect Arab and African filmmakers from the region, will host its first edition this December 8 – 11, 2021 as part of the Red Sea International Film Festival. It will comprise a Project Market, screenings of films in-progress, an exhibition space hosting the main players of the region, high-level panels and industry talks and many networking opportunities with industry professionals and decision-makers from around the world. The Red Sea Souk is committed to supporting filmmakers from the Arab World and…