Known as one of the oldest and most prestigious cinematic rendezvous in the Middle East, the Cairo International Film Festival will take place from the 15 to 24 November this year, lasting 10 days. Initially created in 1976 by well-known film critic Kamal el-Mallakh, it brings together over 70,000 spectators every year. At least 150 Egyptian and International films are presented each year— an occasion to discover numerous Arab cinematic productions and welcome a multitude of renowned artists.
Besides the international competition, the festival has a section dedicated to Arab films and another to human rights. A script competition, film classes and workshops are also organized while the co-production platform, the Cairo Film Connection, is being set up. As part of the festival, 15 projects are chosen by an international jury who will select the winner of the prize: 100,000 Egyptian books.
38th Cairo International Film Festival
17 Kasr El-Nil St.
From 15 to 24 November 2016