Cinedelta documentary film festival to visit three Egyptian cities in nine days

Ahram Online , Monday 23 Jan 2017

The festival will open on 1 February and run for 9 days, travelling through three cities in Egypt's Nile Delta

Cinedelta documentary film festival (Photo: Part of promotional material for Cinedelta)

Egypt's Cinedelta Documentary Film Festival will open on 1 February, screening films for three days each in Alexandria, Tanta and Rosetta.


Cinedelta is an education program for documentary filmmaking that takes place over the course of a year, providing 20 students from the Delta region with workshops, lectures, master classes and support for production.


The festival is comprised of three sections: Instant Egypt, Euro Doc Focus, and Cinedelta Showcase.


Instant Egypt is the competition section of the festival, and will feature recent documentaries produced by Egyptian filmmakers.


Euro Doc Focus will screen a selection of European documentaries, with a special guest in attendance.


Cinedelta Showcase will present four short documentaries produced by Egyptian students in the Cinedelta workshops.


The winner of the festival's competition will be awarded a two-week filmmaking residency in Europe.


The festival will open in Tanta from 1 to 3 February, followed by screenings in Alexandria from 4 to 6 February, and closing in Rosetta with screenings from 7 to 9 February.


The Cinedelta program and festival is organised by Alexandria-based Fig Leaf Studios, with the financial support of the European Union, and in collaboration with Italian NGO Ricerca e Cooperazione, and the Swedish, Goethe and French institutes in Alexandria.


Check the full programme below:



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