Egypt will host the first Cairo Francophone Film Festival (CFFF) on 10-14 December, under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture and with the participation of the TV5Monde international network.
The festival aims to improve access and taste in films, and facilitate meetings between professionals. It also looks to promote the film industry in Egypt by building bridges between those working in the field of cinema that are of different cultures.
Yasser Moheb, the CFFF’s Founder and President, said that the festival has cooperated with 88 countries to add value to the cinematic, cultural, and creative arena in Egypt. It has done so by opening new channels of discussion and cultural exchange between different experts and film schools from Egypt and Francophone countries.
He added that more than 40 films have been submitted since early September, indicating that a committee will decide the films to be presented at the festival.
The festival will hold two competitions, namely the International Competition for Long Feature Films produced by member countries of the International Organization of La Francophone, and the Competition for Long Feature Films in the French language.
The festival will also have many events and workshops, including the “Cairo Francophone Film Festival Evenings” which aim to show a selection of films to be projected outdoors at major Egyptian historical sites in Cairo.