Latest in Tag: Cairo International Film Festival Highlight
Latest in Tag: Cairo International Film Festival
The statement added that the embassy is partnering with Film Independent — an esteemed Los Angeles-based film and arts organisation — to sponsor American documentary film screenings, panel discussions with American filmmakers and producers, and a cinematography workshop led by Hollywood cinematographer Irvin Liu at the festival.
Despite COVID-19 challenges, film festivals have found way to survive, acted as lifeline for filmmakers affected by pandemic, says CIFF President Mohamed Hefzy
The US magazine, Variety, has included President of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) Mohamed Hefzy on its Variety500 list for 2020.
Mohamed Hefzy continues as festival’s president, Ahmed Shawky appointed as artistic director
Hefzy reiterated his commitment to making progress in the international stage, using the CIFF as a tool for Egyptian cinephiles to discover otherwise unknown great films and to support Arab cinema.
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
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
CIFF Fatenn Hamama Honourary award goes to…
This year’s edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) included an exceptional selection of films chosen according to a policy which observes the balance between this year’s big hits which cinema lovers followed closely from one international festival to another. They have been looking forward to seeing them in Egyptian theatres on one hand, …
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
Winner of Toronto International Film Festival’s coveted People’s Choice Award to have its MENA premiere at CIFF
Wassef sent an invitation to starring film Kate Winslet, and the director is a part of the festival’s International juries
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
Although it only seems like a few weeks ago, one whole year has passed since the death of Egypt’s handsome mesmerising ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ Omar Al-Sharif. On a Friday morning, people woke up to the news of their beloved award-winning super star’s death, due to a heart attack at the age of 83. Between disbelief …
Celebrities shared memories they had with the actor while mourning his loss
Cardinale, 77, would accept participating in an Egyptian film if she finds suitable role
An interview with Kim Beamish, the director of “The Tentmakers of Cairo”, which was screened at Cairo International Film Festival
CIFF will exhibit photographs of the director and his most celebrated work, in addition to a 30-minute documentary about his life
Massi, who has won over 200 awards in major festivals in Italy and internationally, draws everything by hand instead of using computers
“The FIAPF has not specified that this will happen though obviously it would not be good if the festival was not held two years in a row. But why would it not be held? We have permission from the FIAPF to hold it. The only reason why it would not happen is because the Ministry is in the way. This is a clear case of the minister creating the problem and then using it as an excuse to bring the organization back under the his wing.”
In an unprecedented feat that could put the legitimacy of the awards into question, Egypt swept all major awards of the 34th Cairo International Film Festival, earning best picture, best actor, best actress and best Arabic film. The awards were announced Thursday evening at Cairo Opera House’s Main Hall. The low-key closing ceremony was notable …
By Elizabeth Vossen Although it may be considered a feat for Filipino cinema, “Emir” falls flat in the international film scene. “Emir” is an official International Feature Film selection of the 34th Cairo International Film Festival, which marks its Arab premier. Although expectations weren’t particularly high at the outset, “Emir” — the latest film by Filipino …
Speculation on the Cairo International Film Festival’s (CIFF) past years of limited exposure, lack of opportunity for budding new talent, and the absence of a space to exchange ideas and works, has prompted a new initiative within the CIFF. Collaboration between the Egyptian Film Center and Misr International Films has resulted in the festival’s first …