The announcement was made during a press conference organised by the festival management on Wednesday.
The full list of artists to be honoured this year includes theatre director Khaled Galal, director and playwright Nasser Abdel-Moneim, scenographer Hazem Shebl, and theatre critic Jalal Hafez.
The international honourees are Saudi Arabian theatre producer and CEO of the Theatre and Performing Arts Commission, Sultan Al-Bazai; Emirati director Mohamed Al-Aamri; Ugandan playwright, performer, and producer Asiimwe Deborah GKashugi; Iraqi artist Awad Ali; as well as British actor, director, and acting coach Giles Foreman.
The 30th edition of the festival will feature 19 plays from Egypt and the international scene.
Eighteen plays, including two from Egypt, will participate in the festival’s main competition.
One more Egyptian play titled Frida will be performed on the sidelines of the festival.
This year’s CIFET is presided over by Sameh Mahran, with Mohamed El-Shafei as its general coordinator.