CIFF names Danis Tanović President of the International Competition Jury at its 45th edition

As the 45th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival approaches, it is with great pleasure that we unveil the appointment of the renowned Bosnian director Danis Tanović as the president of the Official Competition Jury. This choice is made in a concerted effort to draw in prominent figures from the global film industry to […]

CIFF Celebrates Short Films in Its 45th Edition

Featuring a cash prize of $5,000 for the best Arab short film awarded by Drosos Foundation… The competition’s opening ceremony will showcase a number of films participating in the festival’s short films’ official competition as the program’s opening films. A non-competitive section will be dedicated to showcasing the latest works of promising Egyptian filmmakers. Over […]

14 International Films That Are Worth the Wait at the 45th CIFF 2023

In preparation for its 45th edition, set to be held from November 15 to 24, Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) has set multiple objectives. These include showcasing the most recent international films that participated in prestigious film festivals and gained significant recognition from both audiences and critics. Additionally, the festival aims to highlight the importance […]

Cairo Film Festival grants Ahmed Ezz the Faten Hamama Award for Excellence

Cairo International Film Festival grants “Ahmed Ezz” (Faten Hamama Award for Excellence), during its 45th session, to be held from 15-24 November 2023, in appreciation of what he presented throughout his artistic career that began since the end of the nineties. Hussein Fahmy, head of the Cairo Film Festival, commenting on honoring Ezz, saying: “Ahmed […]

‎‏Yousry Nasrallah Receives the Golden Pyramid Honorary Award

‎‏Yousry Nasrallah Receives the Golden Pyramid Honorary Award at the 45th Edition of CIFF ‎‏Hussien Fahmy: He is a unique director. His works are so prominent in the history of cinema. ‎‏Amir Ramses: His works include a special cinematic language. He used the terms of Egyptian cinema in a brave way. ‎‏Yousry Nasrallah: I’m glad […]

CIFF chooses “Issa” in the short film competition.

Cairo International Film Festival management announced selecting the Egyptian short film “Issa” to participate in the short film competition within activities of the 45th edition, which is scheduled to start from November 15 to 24, 2023, at Cairo Opera House. The film shall be shown for the first time in the Middle East and North […]

‎‏CIFF opens submission for Cairo Film Connection 10th edition

Submission is now open for the 10th edition of the Cairo Film Connection (CFC), the co-production market of the Cairo International Film Festival’s (CIFF) 45th edition, taking place at the Cairo Opera House between 15 and 24 November. ‎‏CFC submission window will be open for eligible filmmakers from Sunday 7 May to Friday 7 August, through the festival’s official website […]

3 events for Cairo International Film Festival at Cannes Film Festival

Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) is participating in three events that will be held as part of the upcoming Cannes Film Festival taking place between 16 and 27 May. CIFF president Hussein Fahmy and the CIFF director Amir Ramses will travel to the French city to represent the festival at the Cannes Film Market (“Marché […]

CIFF opens submissions for the 45th edition and announces a New competition for documentaries

Cairo International Film Festival has announced opening submissions in all categories for creators who are wishing to participate in activities of its 45th edition, which will be held from 15 to 24 November at the Egyptian Opera House. The submission process shall officially be open to requests from all over the world starting from April […]

Ciff Management would like to Thank Andrew Mohsen

  CIFF management would like to thank former director of the Programming office , film critics Andrew Mohsen for his efforts and devotion through years of work with the festival s Programming team . We wish him the best of luck in his future tasks and that the experience he gained while working closely to […]