Press Accreditation

Press Accreditation
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In order to apply for Press accreditation you must update your Personal Profile and Contact Information by logging in here. Once you have completed your information please click on the Accreditation tab and upload one of the below:

To Obtain an Accredited Press Coverage Card:

To apply for a press card, you need to register by filling out the press form starting from September 1st until 28 September 2023. No registration requests received after this date will be considered.

While filling out the form, you must attach a stamped and certified letter from the newspaper or Egyptian media outlet stating the newspaper’s desire to cover the festival through the journalist listed on the form, along with a copy of the journalist’s ID card or passport.

The festival allows accredited journalists from their respective media institutions, upon the festival management’s approval, to obtain a press card for a fee of 70 Egyptian pounds, payable in cash at the Cairo International Film Festival headquarters, located at 17 Kasr El Nile Street, Downtown.

Filling out the form and registering does not imply the festival’s approval of issuing the press card. If your registration is accepted, you will be notified of the approval. Terms of use for the press card:

The press card allows its holder to attend films, seminars, lectures, and open events during the Cairo International Film Festival.

The press card allows its holder to use the press lounge and submit requests for interviews with guests (subject to the availability of each guest’s time).

The press card does not grant its holder access to the opening and closing ceremonies.

The press card does not grant its holder direct access to cinema halls. The cardholder must obtain a free ticket for the film they wish to watch from the ticket reservation counter.

The press card allows its holder to watch daily events with a maximum of 4 free tickets per day (subject to ticket availability), with one ticket per screening during the festival.

If you have any inquiries, please contact us at the following addresses:

Egyptian Press: Press@ciff.org.eg

Arabic Press: arab.media@ciff.org.eg

Foreign Press: brigitta.portier@ciff.org.eg


To obtain an accredited media coverage card:

To apply for a media card (TV channels, radio, YouTube channels, social media, and photojournalism), you need to register by filling out the media form starting from September 1st until 28 September 2023. No registration requests received after this date will be considered.

While filling out the form, you must attach a stamped and certified letter from the newspaper or Egyptian media outlet stating the media institution’s desire to cover the festival through the media representative listed on the form, along with a copy of the representative’s ID card or passport.

The festival allows accredited media personnel from their respective institutions, upon the festival management’s approval, to obtain a media card for a fee of 250 Egyptian pounds, payable in cash at the Cairo International Film Festival headquarters, located at 17 Kasr El Nile Street, Downtown.

Filling out the form and registering does not imply the festival’s approval of issuing the media card. If your registration is accepted, you will be notified of the approval.

Terms of use for the media card:

The media card allows its holder to attend seminars, lectures, and public events during the Cairo International Film Festival. It also allows the holder to submit requests for audio or visual interviews with guests (subject to each guest’s available time).

The media card allows only photographers to attend the opening and closing ceremonies with prior agreement with the responsible party.

The media card allows its holder to enter cinema halls during film screenings for coverage purposes.

Only the production team and reporters holding a media card are allowed to enter cinema halls after obtaining a free ticket for the film they wish to watch from the ticket counter. Media cardholders are entitled to 4 free tickets per day, with one ticket per screening throughout the festival.

If you have any inquiries, please contact us at the following address: media@ciff.org.eg

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