Cairo International Film Festival

Cairo, Egypt, Africa

01 - 10 Dec, 2021

Academy Award ® Qualifying FIAPF

Keywords

experimental, fiction, animation, Documentary, film market, free

Category

Feature, Short

Genre

Documentary, Animation, Comedy, Romance, Sport, Action, Drama, Adult, Crime, Experimental, Fantasy, Historical/Epic, Horror, Musical/dance, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western, Live-Action

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Cairo International Film Festival

Cairo, Egypt, Africa

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General Information

founded

1934

edition

43rd

organizers

Mohamed Hefzy

Festival President

Omar Kassem

Festival Executive Director

Aliaa Zaky

Head of Cairo Industry Days

MERIAME DEGHEDI

Cairo Film Connection Manager

SARAH BISSADA

Deputy Executive Director

Andrew Mohsen

Cinema of Tomorrow Director

JIHAN ABDEL LATIF

Head of Film Department

MARWA ABU EISH

Coordinator of Historical & Parallel Competitions

HEBA HELMY

Head of guest department

SABAH REFAAT

The Festival president office's manager

Ahmed Farouk

Press Office Manager

BRIGITTA PORTIER

International Press

OSSAMA ABDEL FATTAH

International Critics Week Director

Contact details

Contact details

17, Kasr El Nil St

CairoEgypt 11865

INFO@CIFF.ORG.EG

(202) 23923962 – (202) 23923562

Web & social

Audience

40000 people

About the festival

The Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) is an annual international film festival organized by the Ministry of Culture in Egypt. It is accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Association (FIAPF) and is committed to comply with all its conditions and regulations.

Mission

CIFF aims to contribute towards the development of the art and science of film and encourage intercultural dialogue.

About

The Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) is an annual international film festival organized by the Ministry of Culture in Egypt. It is accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Association (FIAPF) and is committed to comply with all its conditions and regulations.

Mission

CIFF aims to contribute towards the development of the art and science of film and encourage intercultural dialogue.

Gallery

Awards & Winners

2019

Arab Cinema Competition (Nominated)

Youssef Cherif Rizkallah Audience Award (Winner)

Salah Abu Seif Prize (Winner)

A Son (2019)  Director(s): Mehdi Barsaoui

UNFPA Award (Winner)

A Son (2019)  Director(s): Mehdi Barsaoui

Best non-fiction film (Winner)

Arab Cinema Competition (Nominated)

Arab Cinema Competition (Nominated)

Scales (2019)  Director(s): Shahad Ameen

Arab Cinema Competition (Nominated)

Arab Cinema Competition (Nominated)

Arab Cinema Competition (Nominated)

Horizons of Arab Cinema Competition (Winner)

Arab Cinema Competition (Nominated)

Arab Cinema Competition (Nominated)

Arab Cinema Competition (Nominated)

Arab Cinema Competition (Winner)

A Son (2019)  Director(s): Mehdi Barsaoui

Cinema Of Tomorrow International Competition (Winner)

Best First or Second work of a Director (Nominated)

Best First or Second work of a Director (Winner)

Best First or Second work of a Director (Winner)

Fathy Farag Prize for Best Artistic Contribution (Winner)

Arest (2019)  Director(s): Andrei Cohn

Terms and rules

General requirements for films submitting for consideration of CIFF Committee:

All films must fill the required application form on the festival website ciff.org.eg.

All films must meet all criteria for the section that they are submitted for as respectively indicated

All films must send a link to download the film or a DVD copy with English subtitles by post to the CIFF address (17 Kasr El Nil Street – Cairo, Egypt). The sender shall bear the delivery expenses. The film title and the director’s name should be printed on the parcel in English, accompanied by the following phrase “Without commercial value and for cultural purposes only.”

The films are selected by an official invitation from CIFF.

The screening of the selected film shall not exceed 5 screenings in accordance with the FIAPF regulations. CIFF reserve the right at its sole description to decide on the screening scheduling time of the film.

Once the film has been selected and the rights owner has confirmed its participation and screening at CIFF in writing, the film cannot be withdrawn from the festival.

General requirements for films participating and screening at CIFF:

The Following screening copies of the film to be delivered to CIFF headquarters in Cairo at its own expense no later than October 20th, 2020:

Two (2) screening copies one DCP and one Blu- Ray.

The screening copy must be in the original language of the film.

The screening copy must be with English subtitles.

The screening copies shall be delivered by post to the CIFF address (17 Kasr El Nil Street – Cairo, Egypt). The film title and the director’s name should be printed on the parcel in English, accompanied by the following phrase “Without commercial value and for cultural purposes only.”

The Following materials must be sent by an email to films@ciff.org.eg no later than October 202th, 2020.

Long and short synopsis of the film

Poster of the film

Stills from the film.

Biography, filmography and photo of the director.

Film key cast and crew

Three minutes of the film for promotional purposes.

English spotting list of the film.

CIFF will cover the cost of electronic subtitles in Arabic for films in the International Competition.

In accordance with FIAPF Regulations, screening copies will be insured by CIFF for the duration they are in its possession.

CIFF will cover the cost of returning the screening copies not later than December 17th, 2020.

Submitting your film to CIFF and acceptance of its participation in CIFF designates full acceptance of all regulation articles, which are issued in Arabic and English and are subject to Egyptian laws. In case of any dispute, the original Arabic text is to be taken as the decisive transcript and the dispute is submitted before Cairo competent courts.

Ratings & Reviews

Categories and fees

Feature Film
Regular (31st August, 2021) $0
Runtime 60 - minutes
Age restriction No age restriction
Country Any country
Director's age No restriction
Director's gender Any gender
Student films No
First films No

Fiction / documentary.

Short film
Early Bird (30th June, 2021) $0
Regular (31st August, 2021) $15
Runtime - 30 minutes
Age restriction No age restriction
Country Any country
Director's age No restriction
Director's gender Any gender
Student films No
First films No

All genres of shorts are accepted: fiction, non- fiction y, animation, experimental.

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