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Cairo International Children's Film Festival opens with Dutch film

The 21st Cairo International Children’s Film Festival kicked off yesterday, hosting 95 films from 68 countries

Ahram Online, Saturday 24 Mar 2012
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The 21st Cairo International Children’s Film Festival opened yesterday, 23 March, at the Cairo Opera House and will be ongoing until 30 March.

The festival opened with the Dutch film Fuschia the Mini-Witch and honoured Palestinian filmmaker Rashid Mashharawy as well as Egyptian actors Hanan Turk, Hany Ramzy and Karim Abdel Aziz.

The festival, which is organised by the Ministry of Culture, is hosting 68 countries this year with Greece as its guest of honour.

This year 21 films are participating in the feature and short film section, while 54 films are participating in the animated film section. Some 20 films will be competing in the documentary film category.

Programme:

Sunday, 25 March:

Open Theatre at the Cairo Opera House

Screenings of Danish Films from 9am-1 pm

Small Theatre at the Cairo Opera House

The Rain Fairy (Czech) 9am

A Thousand Times Stronger (Sweden) 11am

Monday, 26 March:

Open Theatre at the Cairo Opera House

Screenings of African Films from 9am-1 pm

Small Theatre at the Cairo Opera House

Fimfarum Third Time Lucky (Czech) 9am

Bacalar (Switzerland) 11am

And Ghandi Goes Missing (India) 12.45pm

Tuesday, 27 March:

Open Theatre at the Cairo Opera House

Screenings of Egyptian and Arab films from 9am–1pm

Small Theatre at the Cairo Opera House

Havana Station (Cuba) 9am

Missing (Jordan) 11am

Moomins and the Comet Chase (Finland) 11.30am

Wednesday, 28 March:

Open Theatre at the Cairo Opera House

Screenings of Greek films from 9am-1pm

Small Theatre at the Cairo Opera House

Krish Trish and Balti Boy 2 (India) 9am

The Boy and the Tree (Greece) 10.30am

Sparrow (Russia) 11.30am

Thursday, 29 March:

Open Theatre at the Cairo Opera House

Screenings of animated films from different countries from 9am-1pm

Small Theatre at the Cairo Opera House

Fuschia the Mini-Witch (Netherlands) 9am

The Star of the Sea (China) 11am

Fantasia of the Threads (Egypt)

Friday, 30 March:

Open Theatre at the Cairo Opera House

Screenings of Slovak films from 9am-1pm

Small Theatre at the Cairo Opera House

Fish for Thought (India) 9am

Buta (Azerbaijan) 10am

Who is There (Slovak) 11.30am

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