Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) announced the call for submissions for films wishing to participate in its 44th edition, held from the 13th to the 22nd of November at Cairo Opera House; submissions are open from May 15th till August 15th on the festival’s official website: www.ciff.org.eg.
The President of the CIFF Hussein Fahmy stated that the festival seeks in the 44th edition to attract perse films that represent the different cinematic movements and to explore new inspiring experiences from around the world.
As for the preparations for the edition, Festival Director Amir Ramses said that the management has made all the necessary arrangements for the new call for entries on the festival’s website and that the programming work has started in the cooperation with the same team which did such an amazing job in the previous editions of the festival.
The team included Andrew Mohsen as Programming Director, Ossama Abdel Fattah Director of the Critics Week Program, and that Film Director Youssef Hesham was selected to become the director of the Short Film Program along with his responsibilities as a programmer for North and Latin America, Critic Rasha Hosny as a Programmer for Asia and Magy Morgan for Eastern Europe.
CIFF is one of the oldest festivals in the Arab World and Africa and the only festival in the region to be accredited as an (A) festival by FIAPF.