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. Holding true to tradition, the award-winning films will be screened the day after the closing ceremony, November 23. Submissions for the event are set to open via the festival’s website on May 15 and close on August 15, 2022.
“Preparations for the festival have started already and we are hoping to achieve an edition worthy of the festival legacy,” stated actor and festival president Hussein Fahmi. Festival director Amir Ramses echoed Fahmi’s statement, saying, “We have already started to watch , invite and follow up on the expected important films of the year along with the programming team.”
In the 43rd edition of the festival, a total of 98 films varying from as many as 63 countries participated. This is inclusive of 27 world premieres, seven international premieres, 44 MENA premieres and 15 Arab and North African premieres. The diversity and creativity of the festival’s contributors is what holds the event at such high regard, even on an international level.
Previously, the festival has featured Egyptian actor Nelly and presented her the career achievement award for her contribution to art. Renowned Egyptian actor Karim Abel Aziz has also received recognition with the Faten Hamama award for his artistic contributions, while other honorary awards were presented to Cannes film festival director Thierry Frémaux, Indian composer AR Rahman, American producer Lawrence Binder and French producer and distributor Eric Lagesse.
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