Two major Cairo festivals cancelled this year

Ahram Online, Wednesday 11 May 2011

Two of Cairo’s largest events, the International Film as well as the Experimental Theatre fest are cancelled for this year, announces Egypt’s culture minister

Egypt’s Minister of Culture Emad Abu Ghazi announced today the cancellation two of its biggest festivals; the Cairo International Film Festival and the Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre due to the country’s political situation and the preparations that are put forth for the presidential and parliamentary elections.

Earlier in April, the National Festival for Egyptian Cinema was also cancelled.

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