The third edition of Cairo Industry Day will be held from December 4 to 7 and the Cairo Film Connection will be held from December 5 to 7.
The Cairo International Film Festival has announced new dates for its 42 edition and will now be held from December 2 to 10.
The festival will be held in line with the health procedures and measures approved by the Egyptian government and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
According to a press release, the third edition of Cairo Industry Day will be held from December 4 to 7 and the Cairo Film Connection will be held from December 5 to 7.
Commenting on the revised dates, Festival President Mohamed Hefzy said: “The team of Cairo International Film Festival is thrilled and eager to present an outstanding program of distinguished films at the 42nd edition. Furthermore, the return of Cairo Industry Days cannot be more significant at a time when the industry struggles for survival, hope and resistance against the difficult conditions imposed by the coronavirus all over the world. We never gave up hope for an outstanding physical edition.”
Hefzy also thanked the Egyptian government for all the efforts that they have done to get the country back to a sense of normalcy faster than many places around the world that were harder hit by Covid-19.
He also stressed the commitment of the festival’s management to maintain the highest health and safety standards in consultation with the Egyptian authorities.
Omar Kassem, CIFF’s Executive Director, assured that all the precautionary measures will be taken and that a strict system will be implemented to ensure that everyone adheres to health and preventative measures, primarily social distancing, and wearing a face mask inside the Opera House, which is the festival’s main headquarters.
Sterilisation of cinemas and all venues will be conducted immediately after each screening, temperature checks and comprehensive health follow-up will be done daily for all festival workers and guests. Furthermore, the opening and closing ceremonies will be hosted outdoors.