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Egyptian Short Film "I Don’t Care If the World Collapses" to World Premiere at 48th CIFF

Tue 02 Apr 2024 | 08:33 AM
I Don’t Care If the World Collapses
I Don’t Care If the World Collapses
Yara Sameh

Cairo-based filmmaker Karim Shaaban's short film "I Don’t Care If the World Collapses", will get its world premiere at the 48th Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF). 

The short film stars Salma Abu Deif, Emad Rashad, Amir Salaheldin, Emad El Tayeb, and more.

Shaaban directed the pic from a script by Wael Hamdy. Guacamole Studio’s Productions is the studio behind the short.

The official synopsis reads: " A dilemma ensues when a career-driven line Producer finds herself in a position where she has to choose between the job responsibility and being a human being, trying to save the one-day commercial shoot from collapsing."

The Oscar-qualifying festival will take place April 3-13 at Playhouse Square, followed by CIFF48 Streams, sponsored by PNC, which will take place virtually from April 14-21.

CIFF48 will showcase 138 feature films and 225 short films from 60 countries. More than 300 filmmakers will be in Cleveland for Festival post-film Q&As, industry events, and additional audience interaction opportunities.

The festival is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

The CIFF is made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the (OAC). The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically.

Aala Nesbet Moshahda

Abu Deif recently drew attention with her performance in the TV series "Aala Nesbet Moshahda" (Highest Viewership). 

The drama consisted of 16 episodes and marked Abu Deif's first lead role in a drama. It was one of the most viewed shows screened during the first half of the Ramadan 2024 drama marathon.

The cast also starred Enaam Salosa, Entesar, Mohamed Mahmoud, Ahmed Fahim, Layla Ahmed Zaher, and more.

It is scripted by Samar Taher, directed by Yasmine Ahmed Kamel, and produced by the E-Producers production company.