11th Independent Film Festival kicks off at Goethe Institute

Ahram Online, Saturday 21 May 2011

The 11th edition of the Independent Film Festival "New Shorts from Egypt!" held at the Goethe Institute in Cairo will screen shorts by young Egyptian filmmakers, in addition to films by German filmmakers

Between 22 and 24 May, the Goethe Institute in Cairo will hold the 11th Independent Film Festival. This year the festival is entitled New Shorts from Egypt! and will include 24 short movies by young Egyptian filmmakers, selected from 136 films submitted to the festival.

A cash prize for Extraordinary Achievement will be given to the best movie, while other awards will be distributed for best director, script, sound/music, editing and photography.

The Egyptian director Ahmed Nour is the curator for the programme in this year's festival, while jury members will include other experts in the field; Saad Hendawy, Rabab Abdellatif and Hala Khalil.

For the first time in its history, the 11th Independent Film Festival will also screen shorts by German filmmakers.  These films have been shown in prestigious German film festivals, including the Leipzig Film Festival. One of the movies is about the revolution in Germany in1989.

PROGRAMME of the 11th Independent Film Festival

Sunday 22 May

6.30 pm: Opening Ceremony

Followed by a performance by Hany Adel and Amir Aid

7 pm: Opening Film - Beit Sha’ar by Iman Kamel, (2010), duration 59 minutes

8 pm: Break

8.15 pm: Film Programme

Coloured Black, by Ahmed El Samra, (2011), duration 14 minutes

Boredom, by Salma G. Zaki, (2010), duration 10 minutes

A Popular Copy, by Islam Kamal, (2010), duration 20 minutes

Her Beautiful Voice, by Jennifer Peterson, (2011), duration 23 minutes

Circle, by Muhammad Taymour, (2011), duration 16 minutes

Bella, by Deena Ezzeldin, (2011), duration 6 minutes

9.45 pm: Discussion


10.15 pm: Film Programme

Time Remaining, by Mohamed Siam, (2010), duration 9 minutes

Aziz, by Sherif Wahba, (2010), duration 20 minutes

Phone Booth, by Michael Bayouh, (2010), duration 28 minutes

Monday 23 May

7 pm: Film Programme

In/out of the Room, by Dina Hamza, (2011), duration 52 minutes

Nasr, by Essam Fayez, (2010), duration 15 minutes

Senses, by Mohamed Ramadan, (2010), duration 16 minutes

All too Human!, by Sara Abd Allah, (2011), duration 17 minutes

8:40 pm: Break

9 pm: Film Programme

Gamal & Amany, by Hadil Nazmy, (2011), duration 18 minutes

Shadow of a Picture, by Eman El Naggar, (2009), duration 15 minutes

9.30 pm: Discussion

10 pm: Film Programme

Ticket from Azrael, by Abdallah El Ghoul, (2010), duration 30 minutes

The Way Back, by Ehab Hegazi, (2010), duration 38 minutes

Que des Fruits, by Omar Elhamy, (2011), duration 11 minutes

Tuesday 24 May

7 pm: Film Programme

I am Asser, by Ramy Rizkallah, (2010), duration 18 minutes

The Attic, by Mohamed Shawky, (2011), duration 20 minutes

The Judgement, by Ayman El Amir, (2010), duration 27 minutes

8 pm: Film Programme

Train of Life, by Shokry Zekry, (2010), duration 16 minutes

Living in the Nile, by Mohamed El Wassify, (2010), duration 10 minutes

8.30 pm: Discussion


9 pm: Guest programme from DOK LEIPZIG, introduced by Luc-Carolin Ziemann

Östliche Landschaft (Eastern Landscape), by Eduard Schreiber, (1991), duration 13 minutes

Leipzig im Herbst (Leipzig in the Fall), by Andreas Voigt, (1989), 53 minutes

10.30 pm: Award Ceremony


Goethe Institute in Cairo at 13, Hussein Wassef Street, El Missaha Square, Dokki, Cairo

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