PROGRAMME: Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival D-CAF 2014
Ahram Online, Tuesday 11 Mar 2014
The third edition of D-CAF offers a burst of multidisciplinary artistic events in Downtown Cairo, with some even reaching Alexandria, between 20 March and 11 April


The annual Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) is a multidisciplinary festival taking place between 20 March and 11 April in several venues in downtown Cairo, with this year’s edition also stretching to Alexandria.

The programme includes performances, talks, film screenings, workshops and a large-scale exhibition.

Thursday 20 March

12pm smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
8pm Opening Night Film: Underground/On the Surface, Radio Cinema
10pm Islam Chipsy (Egypt) / SKIP&DIE (Netherlands), Sherazade Nightclub

Friday 21 March 


12pm smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
2pm EE Dance Studio, Invisible Boundaries (Egypt), in front of the Egyptian Stock Exchange (Borsa)
3pm The100Hands, Running Running Nucleus (Netherlands/Egypt), in front of the Egyptian Stock Exchange (Borsa)
5pm Lotte Sigh, Remind Me (Denmark), the GrEEk Campus, AUC
5pm Ex Nihilo, Mashy (France/Egypt), the GrEEk Campus, AUC
6pm I’ll Dance While You’re Dancing & We Will Have Danced Together (USA), the GrEEk Campus, AUC
8pm Billy Cowie, Art of Movement (UK), Hotel Viennoise
9pm Francophone Short Films (First Evening), the GrEEk Campus, AUC

Saturday 22 March 


12pm smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
5pm Lotte Sigh, Remind Me (Denmark), the GrEEk Campus, AUC
5pm Ex Nihilo, Mashy (France/Egypt), the GrEEk Campus, AUC
6pm I’ll Dance While You’re Dancing & We Will Have Danced Together (USA), the GrEEk Campus, AUC
8pm Billy Cowie, Art of Movement (UK), Hotel Viennoise

Sunday 23 March 


12pm smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
2pm EE Dance Studio, Invisible Boundaries (Egypt), Alfy Bey St
3pm The100Hands, Running Running Nucleus (Netherlands/Egypt), Alfy Bey St
7pm Billy Cowie, Art of Movement (UK), Hotel Viennoise
9pm Alphée des étoiles – Alphée of the Stars (Canada, 2012), Odeon Cinema

Monday 24 March 


12pm smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
6:pm Lotte Sigh, Remind Me (Denmark), French Institute, Alexandria
7pm Billy Cowie, Art of Movement (UK), Hotel Viennoise
9pm Left Foot Right Foot (Switzerland, 2013), Odeon Cinema

Tuesday 25 March 


12pm smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
7pm Billy Cowie, Art of Movement (UK), Hotel Viennoise
9pm Left Foot Right Foot (Switzerland, 2013), Odeon Cinema

Wednesday 26 March 


12pm smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
7pm Billy Cowie, Art of Movement (UK), Hotel Viennoise
9pm Un mois en thailande - One Month In Thailand (Romania, 2012), Odeon Cinema

Thursday 27 March 


12pm smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
7pm Billy Cowie, Art of Movement (UK), Hotel Viennoise
9pm Les grandes ondes - Longwave (Switzerland/France/Portugal,2013), Odeon Cinema
10pm RINSE.FM & 100Copies presents Cairo Calling (UK/Egypt), Sherazade Nightclub

Friday 28 March 


12pm smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
8pm Edit Kaldor, C’est du Chinois (Netherlands), Falaki Theatre
9pm Francophone Short Films (Second Evening), the GrEEk Campus, AUC

Saturday 29 March 


12pm smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
4pm Statue of Ismail, EE Dance Studio, Invisible Boundaries (Egypt), overlooking Roman Theatre, Alexandria
5pm Statue of Ismail, The100Hands, Running Nucleus (Netherlands/Egypt), Overlooking Roman Theatre, Alexandria
6pm I’ll Dance While You’re Dancing & We Will Have Danced Together (USA), Behind Teatro Eskandria, Alexandria
9pm Left Foot Right Foot (Switzerland, 2013), Odeon Cinema
8pm Edit Kaldor, C’est du Chinois (Netherlands), Falaki Theatre

Sunday 30 March 


12pm smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
12pm Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway
7pm Les Grandes Ondes (à l'Ouest) - Longwave (Switzerland/France/Portugal, 2013), French Institute, Alexandria
9pm La Nuit qu’on suppose – The Night We Suppose (Belgium, 2013), Odeon Cinema

Monday 31 March 


12pm smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
9pm Alphée des étoiles – Alphée of the Stars (Canada, 2012), Odeon Cinema
12pm Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway

Tuesday 1 April 


12pm smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
9pm Les grandes ondes - Longwave (Switzerland/France/Portugal,2013), Odeon Cinema
12pm Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway
6pm Baladilab, Take a coffee with your heritage, Viennoise Hotel

Wednesday 2 April 


12pm smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
9pm Un mois en Thailande - One Month In Thailand (Romania, 2012), Odeon Cinema
12pm Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway

Thursday 3 April 


12pm smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
12pm Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway
3pm Is Art Important? Discussion Series: Why is Art SO Important? The GrEEk Campus, AUC
6pm Violence Lointaine (Egypt/Switzerland/France/DR Congo), Talee’a Large Theatre, Zaki Tolaymat Hall
10pm El Manzouma (Egypt) / One Be Lo (USA) / Hello Psychaleppo (Syria/Lebanon), Sherazade Nightclub

Friday 4 April

10am Footnotes to Hassan Khan exhibition (related programmes), Kodak Passageway
12pm Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway
12pm smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
2pm EE Dance Studio, Invisible Boundaries (Egypt), in front of the Egyptian Stock Exchange (Borsa)
3pm The100Hands, Running Running Nucleus (Netherlands/Egypt), in front of the Egyptian Stock Exchange (Borsa)
3pm Discussion Series: Art and the Political, the GrEEk Campus, AUC - Is Art Important?
6pm Violence Lointaine (Egypt/Switzerland/France/DR Congo), Talee’a Large Theatre, Zaki Tolaymat Hall
8pm Yasmine Hamdan (Lebanon)/Fayrouz Karawya & Ismael (Egypt), Qasr Al-Nil Theatre

Saturday 5 April

12pm smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
12pm Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway
3pm Is Art Important? Discussion Series: Creating Art in Time of Adversity (Syrian Focus), the GrEEk Campus, AUC
8pm Dance Double Bill (Egypt/France), Falaki Theatre
9pm El Warsha Double Bill: Zawaya & The Hour of Curfew (Egypt), El Warsha

Sunday 6 April

12pm smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
12pm Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway
1pm Ahmed El Attar, On the Importance of Being an Arab (Egypt), Rawabet Theatre
3pm Is Art Important? Discussion Series: Contemporary Middle-Eastern Art from International Perspective, the GrEEk Campus, AUC
7pm Alphée des étoiles – Alphée of the Stars (Canada, 2012), French Institute, Alexandria
9pm Dance Double Bill (Egypt/France), Falaki Theatre
9pm Francophone Short Films (Third Evening), Odeon Cinema

Monday 7 April

12pm smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
12pm Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway
7pm Teatro Egyptian Independent Theatre, No Exit (Egypt), The Arayes Theatre: Cairo Puppets Theatre
7pm Left Foot Right Foot (Switzerland, 2013), Teatro Eskendria, Alexandria

Tuesday 8 April

12pm smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
12pm Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway
7pm Cie L'Entreprise, Le Prince Séquestré (France/Egypt), El Warsha

Wednesday 9 April

12pm smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
12pm Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway
6pm Footnotes to Hassan Khan exhibition (related programmes), Cairo Atelier
7pm Cie L'Entreprise, Le Prince Séquestré (France/Egypt), El Warsha
8pm La Voix Est Libre (France), Falaki Theatre

Thursday 10 April

12pm smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
12pm Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway
9pm La Voix est libre (France / Egypt), French Institute, Alexandria

Friday 11 April

12pm smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
12pm Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway
3pm Film Masterclass, the GrEEk Campus, AUC
9pm La Voix Est Libre (France), Sherazade Nightclub

Venues:

Cairo Atelier: 2 Karim Al-Dawla Street, Downtown, Cairo
Al-Borsa (Egyptian Stock Exchange): 4A Al-Sherifein Street, Downtown, Cairo
Falaki Theare: 24 Falaki Street, Downtown, Cairo
French institute, Alexandria
GrEEK Campus: Youssef Al-Guindy Street, Downtown, Cairo
Hotel Viennoise: 11 Mahmoud Bassiouny Street, Downtown, Cairo
Kodak Building: 20 Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo
Odeon Cinema: Abdel-Hamid Street, Off Talaat Harb Street, Downtown, Cairo
Qasr Al-Nil Theare: 6 Qasr Al-Nil Street, Downtown, Cairo
Radio Cinema: 24 Talaat Harb Street, Downtown, Cairo
Rawabet Theatre: 3 Hussein Al-Maamar Street, off Mahmoud Bassiouny Street, Downtown, Cairo
Sherazade Nightclub: Alfi Bey Street, off Oraby Square, Downtown, Cairo
Talee'a large theatre, Zaki Tolaymat Hall
Talee'a small theatre, Salah Abdelsabbour Hall
Teatro Eskenderia, Alexandria
The Arayes Theatre, Cairo Puppets theatre, Attaba


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Check the D-CAF website here

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Programme update: 3 April 2014



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