Cairo International Film Festival 2024

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When: Wednesday, November 13, 2024 - Friday, November 22, 2024

Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) began in 1976 and became the first international film festival in the Middle East.

The Cairo Festival is the only cinema event in the Middle East and Africa that has been recognized as a competitive festival by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF), the regulatory organization that sets the rules for competition at the world’s largest and most important film festivals.

The festival aims to bring together filmmakers from Arab countries with colleagues from other countries and to expose the Egyptian audience to the most prominent international films in the world.

  • The Golden Pyramid Award for Best Film, presented to the producer
  • The Silver Pyramid, Special Jury Award, for Best Director
  • The Bronze Pyramid Award, Presented for first or second film of the Director
  • Naguib Mahfouz Award for Best Screenplay
  • Best Actor Award
  • Best Actress Award
  • Best Artistic Contribution Award

The festival’s program, venue, film submission information, film lineup information, tickets, shows time / schedule of events, etc. is present in the festival’s link website. See details below, under “Event Related Information” section.

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Cairo International Film Festival
17, Kasr El Nil , Cairo , Egypt
Tel: +202 23916403
Fax: +202 23938979
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As unforeseen circumstances can arise, the details of events are subject to change. We highly recommend checking with the organizers before making any travel arrangements to ensure up-to-date information.

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The regularity and richness of the annual Nile River flood, coupled with semi-isolation provided by deserts to the east and west, allowed for the development of one of the world's great civilizations. A unified kingdom arose circa 3200 B.C., and a series of dynasties ruled in Egypt for the next three millennia. The last native dynasty fell to the Persians in 341 B.C., who in turn were replaced by the Greeks, Romans, and Byzantines. It was the Arabs who introduced Islam and the Arabic language in the 7th century and who ruled for the next six centuries. A local military caste, the Mamluks took control about 1250 and continued to govern after the conquest of Egypt by the Ottoman Turks in 1517. Completion of the Suez Canal in 1869 elevated Egypt as an important world transportation hub. Ostensibly to protect its investments, Britain seized control of Egypt's government in 1882, but nominal allegiance to the Ottoman Empire continued until 1914. Partially independent from the UK in 1922, Egypt acquired full sovereignty from Britain in 1952. The completion of the Aswan High Dam in 1971 and the resultant Lake Nasser have reaffirmed the time-honored place of the Nile River in the agriculture and ecology of Egypt. A rapidly growing population (the largest in the Arab world), limited arable land, and dependence on the Nile all continue to overtax resources and stress society. The government has struggled to meet the demands of Egypt's population through economic reform and massive investment in communications and physical infrastructure. Inspired by the 2010 Tunisian revolution, Egyptian opposition groups led demonstrations and labor strikes countrywide, culminating in President Hosni MUBARAK's ouster in 2011. Egypt's military assumed national leadership until a new parliament was in place in early 2012; later that same year, Muhammad MURSI won the presidential election. Following often violent protests throughout the spring of 2013 against MURSI's government and the Muslim Brotherhood, the Egyptian Armed Forces intervened and removed MURSI from power in July 2013 and replaced him with interim president Adly MANSOUR. In January 2014, voters approved a new constitution by referendum and in May 2014 elected former defense minister Abdelfattah ELSISI president. Egypt elected a new legislature in December 2015, its first parliament since 2012. ELSISI was reelected to a second four-year term in March 2018. [Courtesy of The World Factbook]

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