Arts & Culture - Film

Egyptian filmmaker Hayat Aljowaily, only Arab speaker at 'Up Next: Inside Africa’s Creative Industries'

On November 17, the International Finance Corporation organized a virtual event dubbed “Up Next: Inside Africa’s creative industries,” to discuss the importance of investing in the continent’s creative economies.

43rd Cairo International Film Festival opens in major celebration

The opening ceremony of the 43rd Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) - with more than 100 films including 34 world premieres - took place at the Cairo Opera House on Friday.

Google Doodle celebrates Muhammad Al-Fayturi, Sudanese-Libyan writer, poet, playwright

Google search engine celebrated the late Muhammad Al-Fayturi's 85th birth anniversary on 24 November with a Google Doodle, which can be seen when accessing the website from the Middle East and North Africa.

Cannes director Thierry Frémaux to be honoured at Cairo Int'l Film Festival

Director of the Cannes International Film Festival Thierry Frémaux will be honoured during the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), which is scheduled to take place from 26 November to 5 December.

‘A Hero’ director Farhadi threatens not to represent Iran at Oscars

Iranian double Oscar winning film director Asghar Farhadi has launched a scathing attack on Tehran authorities and threatened not to represent Iran with his new film 'A Hero' at the next edition of the prestigious awards ceremony.

Egyptian talent Amir El-Masry wins BAFTA Scotland’s Best Actor Award for Limbo

Egyptian actor Amir El-Masry won on Saturday the Best Actor in Film award by the Scottish branch of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA Scotland) for his role in Limbo.

French film wins top prize at Greece's top film festival

The French movie 'Petite Nature' (Softie), the story of a sensitive, gifted 10-year-old boy growing up in a rough neighborhood and taken under the wing of a new teacher, won the top Golden Alexander prize Sunday at the 62nd Thessaloniki International Film Festival.

Egyptian short Let's Get Digital screens at online Blink Film Festival

A film by Omar Abo screens at the inaugural edition of Blink Film Festival run by Action for Hope running under the umbrella of Culture Resource.

Egyptian director Mohamed Diab’s Amira to represent Jordan at the Oscars

Egyptian director Mohamed Diab’s latest film Amira has been selected as Jordan’s submission for the 94th Academy Awards Best International Feature Film.

Egyptian film Barra El-Manhag to premiere at Red Sea Film Festival

The light-hearted drama film Barra El-Manhag, will make its world premiere at the Red Sea Film Festival, which will take place between 6 and 15 December 2021 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Panorama of the European Film to screen 40 films in 14th edition

The Panorama of the European Film, an annual 10-day film screening event, has announced the programme for its upcoming 14th edition, taking place between 17 and 26 November at Zawya and Zamalek Cinemas.

‘Official Competition’ unveiled as opening film of 43rd Cairo Int’l Film Festival

Spanish Argentinian fiction film ‘Competencia Oficial’ (‘Official Competition’) — directed by Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat — has been unveiled as the opening film of the Cairo International Film Festival’s 43rd edition.

Egyptian iconic star Nelly to be honoured at Cairo Int’l Film Festival

The Cairo International Film Festival will pay special tribute to Egyptian multi-skilled artist Nelly, as she was selected to receive the 43rd Golden Pyramid for Lifetime Achievement Award.

Egyptian film Feathers wins big at Carthage Film Festival

Egyptian feature film Reesh (“Feathers”) has won four awards, including the grand prize, at the 32nd edition of the Carthage Film Festival (JCC) in Tunisia, which concluded Saturday.

Cairo Int'l Film Festival allocates $300,000 to support new film projects

The biggest allocation in its history, the grants are offered through the Cairo Film Connection (CFC) Programme, which is held within the Cairo International Film Festival's Industry Days.

Red Sea Int'l Film Festival announces first films of its inaugural edition

The festival will take place between 6 and 15 December 2021 in Jeddah.

Cairo Int’l Film Festival to host 11 film premiers during 43rd edition

The Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) will host nine World Premieres and two International Premieres for important features films from various countries, during its upcoming 43rd edition, taking place from 26 November to 5 December.

Egyptian talent Ahmed Malek nominated for Best Lead Actor by Australian Academy

Egyptian actor Ahmed Malek has been unveiled among the nominees for 2021 Best Lead Actor in Film Award by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) for his role in ‘The Furnace.’

El-Gouna Film Festival announces dates for upcoming three editions

After concluding its fifth edition last week, the El-Gouna Film Festival’s (GFF) management have announced the dates for the upcoming three editions, all of which are scheduled in October.

Alec Baldwin says fatal shooting was 'one in a trillion'

US actor Alec Baldwin said Saturday in his first public comments on his fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins with a prop gun on a movie set that the tragedy was a "one in a trillion episode."

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