CIFF is not only the region’s oldest annual film festival, but also the only internationally accredited one in the Middle East and Africa.
Cairo International Film Festival has announced that its 43rd edition will take place from December 1-10, 2021.
The closing ceremony will take place on December 9, and all the prize-winning films will screen again on the final day, December 10.
Egyptian film producer Mohamed Hefzy, President of Film Festival, said: “Film Festivals have found a way to adapt and survive, acting as a lifeline for films and filmmakers that have been affected and challenged by the pandemic, including such threats as disrupted productions, and the closure of theatres throughout the world. Very few festivals managed to hold a physical edition, and we are proud to say that Cairo was one of them, setting the bar for an even more successful physical edition this year.”
This year’s festival will also offer prizes to 15 film projects.
He added: “The festival’s programming team and management are thrilled by the challenge that this upcoming edition offers, and we are eager to present a diverse and rich lin0eup of films and a selection worthy of the festival’s audience that has come to expect more in terms of quality and surprises year after year. During the last three years, we did strive to realise our fullest ambitions and utmost success in our offering of programming, and in the various support platforms offered to professionals by Cairo Industry Days, including the Cairo Film Connection which last year offered prizes valued at nearly $250,000 to 15 very different quality projects.”
As with the previous three editions, the festival will also feature the industry-focused Cairo Industry Days and its Cairo Film Connection co-financing event.
CIFF is not only the region’s oldest and largest annual film festival, but also the only internationally accredited one in the Middle East and Africa.