The submissions for the 44th edition will officially open on May 15 and close on August 15.
Cairo International Film Festival has announced the dates for its 44th edition, which will be held from November 13 to November 22, 2022, at the Cairo Opera House.
The award-winning films will be screened the day after the closing ceremony, November 23.
Submissions for the programme are set to open via the festival’s website on May 15 and close on August 15, 2022.
In a statement, Festival president Hussein Fahmi said: “Preparations for the festival have started already and we are hoping to achieve an edition worthy of the festival legacy.”
Festivals director Amir Ramses added: “We have already started to watch, invite and follow up on the expected important films of the year along with the programming team.”
Last year, 98 films from 63 countries participated at the 43rd edition of the festival. There were 27 world premieres, seven international premieres, 44 Middle East and North Africa premieres and 15 Arab premieres.
The event sold more than 40,000 tickets in 2021 witnessing a significant increase in numbers from the previous editions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The festival presented renowned Egyptian actress Nelly the career achievement award and Egyptian actor Karim Abel Aziz the Faten Hamama award.