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PROGRAMME/TRAILERS: Ismailia Film Festival Days of Cairo at Ewart Memorial Hall

Days of Cairo will feature a selection of films shown at the 16th Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Short Films over nine days

Ahram Online, Monday 30 Sep 2013
Still from 'Odd' by Karim El-Shenawy, opening film at the Ismailia Film Festival Days of Cairo II (1-13 October)

Ismailia Film Festival Days of Cairo will kick off on Tuesday 1 October, featuring a selection of films that were shown at the 16th Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Short Films last June.

Several films - shorts, documentaries, features and animations - received major awards at the Ismailia Festival.

The festival will span nine days, including: 1-3, 5, 7-10 and 13 October, with all screenings taking place at the Ewart Memorial Hall, AUC Downtown Cairo.

All screenings begin at 3pm.


Tuesday 1 October 

Odd by Karim El-Shenawy (Egypt) [below]

In Search of Oil and Sand by Wael Omar and Philippe L. Dib (Egypt)

Wednesday 2 October

Behind the Door by Adham El-Sherif (Egypt)

Glimmer by Omid Abdollahi (Iran) - Winner of Jury Prize in the Short Fiction Competition [below]

Losing Sonia by Radka Franczak (Poland)

Electro Chaabi by Hind Meddeb (France-Egypt)

Rew Day by Svilen Dimitrov (Bulgaria) - Winner of the Best Foreign Film Award

Thursday 3 October

Danse Macabre by Małgorzata Rżanek (Poland)

The Act of Killing by Joshua Oppenheimer (Denmark-Norway-UK) [below - Warning: graphic scenes]

Saturday 5 October

Catharsis: A Self-portrait by Alia Ayman (Egypt) - Winner of the Special Jury award 

Mashti Ismail by Mehdi Zamanpour Kiasari (Iran) - Winner of the Short Documentary Award

Tereza Datrova, Born 1989 by Adam Sedlák (Czech Republic)

Working till the End by Nickhola Mollar (Germany)

Monday 7 October

Two by Mokhtar Talaat (Egypt) - Winner of Best Arab Film award from the Egyptian Animation Society and receiver of a Special mention at the Ismailia Film Festival

The Wedding Song by Karin Albou (Tunisia-France)

Al Hara by Nicolas Khoury (Lebanon)

In Search of Oil and Sand by Wael Omar and Philippe L. Dib (Egypt)

Tuesday 8 October

Linear by Amir Admoni (Brazil)

Zakariya by Emad Maher (Egypt)

Space Metropoliz by Fabricio Boni & Giorgeio de Finis (Italy)

Wednesday 9 October

Toto by Zbigniew Czapla (Poland) [below]

Nation Estate by Larissa Sansour (Palestine)

Mr. Siebzehnruebl by Tuna Kaptan (Germany)

Sanctity by Ahd (Saudi Arabia)

The Man Inside by Karim Goury (Egypt-France)

Thursday 10 October

Solitudes by Liova Jedlicki (Romania) - Winner of the Best Short Film Prize

Vanished Into Blue by Abdurrahman Oner (Turkey) - Winner of ACT Prize for Best Women's Film

180/100 by Bálint Nagy and Nándor L Rincz (Hungary)

Lion Souls by Manu Gerosa and Salva Muñoz (Italy-Spain) - Winner of the Jury Prize in the feature-length documentary

Sunday 13 October

M.O. by Jakub Kouril (Czech Republic)

Libido by Youssef Al-Emam (Egypt)

A World Not Ours by Mahdi Fleifel (Palestine-Denmark) - Winner of the Best Long Documentary Film [below]

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