Cairo International Film Festival extends submission deadline for its Cairo Film Connection

Ahram Online , Tuesday 4 Aug 2020

Eligible Arab filmmakers have until 11 August to submit their projects


The Cairo International Film Festival has renewed a call for Arab filmmakers to submit their work to its 42nd edition's co-production market — Cairo Film Connection — via the festival's website, extending the deadline from 4 August to 11 August.

Feature-length fiction or non-fiction in development or post-production, directed by filmmakers of Arab nationality or origin, who have directed a minimum of one short or long film, are eligible for submission.

Part of Cairo Industry Days, Cairo Film Connection is continuing this year for a third year, in partnership with Arab Cinema Centre.



It brings professionals together for a programme of masterclasses, panel discussions, and events "designed to inspire, highlight and support filmmaking talent from the region."

CIFF is the only festival in Africa and the Middle East to be accorded “category A” status by the Paris-based International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF).

It will hold its 42nd edition from 19 to 28 November under strict health and safety measures.


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