The 45th Cairo Int’l Film Festival postponed amid ongoing war in Gaza

Ahram Online , Thursday 19 Oct 2023

The Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) announced on Wednesday that the 45th edition of the festival got postponed after it was scheduled to take place from 15 to 24 November.

Cairo Int l Film Festival
File Photo of the 44th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF)


The Minister of Culture Nevine El-Kilany decided to postpone the festival and said that new dates will be determined later, according to the CIFF's announcement.

While the official announcement used the term “postponed,” a CIFF representative stated that this effectively amounts to a cancellation due to the lack of available dates at the Opera House complex, where the festival is traditionally held, Screen Daily reported.

This decision comes amid escalating tensions in the region as a result of the ongoing Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip that began on 7 October.

The postponement followed the recent rescheduling of Egypt's El Gouna Film Festival (GFF), which has been moved from 27 October to 2 November.

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