The Cairo Francophone Film Festival (CFFF) will celebrate for the 126th anniversary of the first film screening event in Egypt on Sunday.
125-year-old film was a silent feature directed by worldwide famed filmmakers Auguste and Louis Lumière (Lumière Brothers). It was screenplaying a short film documentary film about Lumière Brothers and their film.
It is worthy to mention that the first of the CFFF took place between December 10 and 16.
Several artists attended the opening ceremony such as Bassem Samra, Hana Shiha, Ahmed Kamil, and others.
On his side, the President of the festival Yasser Moheb said that the festival has a message that reflects Egypt’s soul and culture as a Francophone country.
Moheb added that the targets of the International Organization of Francophone defends the freedom of creation, expression, thought, and innovation, asserting that cinema is a symbol for Egypt’s soft powers,
Next, he revealed that Francophone market stretches between Africa, Americas, Caribbean, Asia, Europe, and Asia.
The festival introduces several events. More than 12 films will have their world premiere at its two competitions: Official Competition, and Short Film competition that see the presence of 23 short film from Egypt, Canada, Senegal, Morocco, UAE, Jordan, Tunisia, and Lebanon