28/07/2012

Cairo International Film Festival to change management

Events and Festivals, Egypt

Cairo International Film Festival to change management

Barely four months before the event, the 35th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival is to change management.

A court has ruled that the festival should not be directed by the Cairo International Film Festival Foundation, as decided by the ministry of culture.

The 35th Cairo International Film Festival was supposed to be held in 2011, but was cancelled in the aftermath of the uprisings that overthrew Mubarak last year.

After the court ruling, filmmaker Majdi Ahmed Ali, president of the Egyptian National Film Centre, reassured the press that the festival would nevertheless be held as planned from November 28 to December 6. 

This year, the festival is said to include new workshops, masterclasses, as well as screenwriting and post-production support projects.

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