25 July, 2017

BEST POSTER COMPETITION

Extending the deadline of the best poster competition for the 39th Cairo International Film Festival

25 November, 2016

Winning Films Screening

Today 25th November at the Opera House

24 November, 2016

Closing day


20 November, 2016

CIFF 5th DAY


19 November, 2016

CIFF 4th Day


18 November, 2016

CIFF 3rd Day


16 November, 2016

CIFF Red Carpet


15 November, 2016

Spirit of “The Magician” Mahmoud Abdel Aziz

upon the Opening Ceremony of 38th Cairo Film Festival

13 November, 2016

Farewell Mahmoud Abdel Aziz

Cairo International Film Festival administration mourns with deep sorrow and grief the great artist Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, who passed away after a long struggle with an illness

27 October, 2016

38th Cairo International Film Festival Press Conference

Magda Wassef announces the return of the festival to its audience

26 October, 2016

Statement from Cairo International Film Festival administration concerning the exclusion of the film In the Last Days of the City from its selection

The Cairo International Film Festival administration has read the statement that was released earlier by the team of the movie “In the Last Days of The City”

19 October, 2016

38th Cairo International Film Festival Press Conference Thursday October 27th 2016

The administration of the 38th Cairo International Film Festival(15 to 24 November 2016), headed by President Magda Wassef and Artistic Director Youssef CherifRizkallah

18 October, 2016

Documentaries unveil Egyptian and world history at CIFF

In its mission to entertain all cinema lovers, and to always screen the latest types of movies, the 38th edition of Cairo International Film Festival (15-24 November 2016)

17 October, 2016

8 Oscar-nominated movies to be screened at Cairo International Film Festival

he 38th edition of Cairo International Film Festival, (15-24 November 2016) will screen 8 movies representing their country in the race for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars

12 October, 2016

Egyptian films distinguished at Cairo International Film Festival

The administration of 38th Cairo International Film Festival announced that a selection of award-winning Egyptian films from 2015 and 2016 will be screened during this edition,

08 October, 2016

Latest Meryl Streep movieat Cairo International Film Festival

Cairo International Film Festival (15-24 November 2016) is pleased to announce that it will be screening the British movie Florence Foster Jenkins,

05 October, 2016

Message to the members of the Artists Syndicate

Registration for 38th Cairo International Film Festival are open from September 1st to October 27th on the festival’s website

05 October, 2016

Message to fellow Journalists

Registration for 38th Cairo International Film Festival are open from September 1st to October 27th on the festival’s website

05 October, 2016

Message to the members of University Students

Registration for 38th Cairo International Film Festival are open from September 1st to October 27th on the festival’s website

03 October, 2016

Arwa Gouda in the office of Cairo International Film Festival

Egyptian actress Arwa Gouda, jury member of the 38th edition of Cairo International Film Festival, visited the office of the festival located 17,

02 October, 2016

11 International Films to reach the Egyptian capital for 38th Cairo International Film Festival

The administration of Cairo International Film Festival announced a first selection of international movies to be screened during the 38th edition of the festival,

29 September, 2016

Opening Opportunities for Beginning Screenwriters

Birthmark Scenario Launches Pitch Your Film Workshop at the 4thCairo Film Connection (CFC)

27 September, 2016

2 new jury members for Cairo International Film Festival

he administration of Cairo International Film festival, headed by President Magda Wassef and Artistic Director Youssef Cherif Rizkallah, announced that Jordanian actress Saba Mubarak and Egyptian actress Arwa Gouda will be jury members

19 September, 2016

Hani Khalifa jury member at Cairo International Film festival

The administration of Cairo International Film Festival, headed by President Magda Wassef and Artistic Director Youssef Cherif Rizkallah,

07 September, 2016

‘In the Last Days of the City’ to compete at Cairo International Film Festival

The management of Cairo International Film Festival, headed by President Magda Wassef and Artistic Director Youssef Cherif Rizkallah, has announced that, after A Day for Women,

31 August, 2016

Michael Moore to invade Cairo International Film Festival

Cairo International Film Festival management is proud to announce that it has reached an agreement for the screening of the latest film by famous American director Michael Moore,

09 August, 2016

Amr Qora joins the Advisory Committee of 38th CIFF

The famous Egyptian producer and media expert Amr Qora joined the Advisory Committee of the Cairo international Film Festival.

06 August, 2016

Kamla Abu Zekry’s “Women’s Day” to open Cairo International Film Festival

The administration of Cairo international Film Festival has announced that it has chosen the movie “Women’s Day” by Egyptian film-maker Kamla Abu Zekry,

26 July, 2016

Farewell Mohammad Khan

Cairo International Film Festival mourns with deep sorrow the late filmmaker Mohammad Khan, one of the most prominent directors of the Egyptian cinema,

18 June, 2016

CIFF President in Shanghai

Magda Wassef, President of the Cairo International Film Festival, has taken the opportunity to visit China, make contacts with senior officials in the film industry,

18 June, 2016

Shakespeare, special guest of the 38th CIFF

Cairo International Film Festival will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of British writer William Shakespeare by offering a variety of cinematographic

16 May, 2016

The Egyptian Pavilion at Cannes Film Festival

The Egyptian Pavilion at Cannes Film Festival

14 May, 2016

Mohamed Diab joins the Advisory Committee of 38th CIFF

The administration of 38th Cairo International Film Festival, headed by President Magda Wassef and Artistic Director Youssef Cherif Rizkallah, announced that the famous Egyptian screenwriter and director Mohamad Diab would join the Advisory Committee of the Festival.

08 May, 2016

38th CIFF Selection Committee started working today!

Critic Youssef Cherif Rizkallah, Artistic Director of the Cairo International Film Festival announced the formation of the Selection Committee for the 38th edition of the festival, due to take place from November 15th to 24th, 2016.

04 May, 2016

Ahmed Helmy to receive "Faten Hamama Excellence" Award

The administration of the 38th Cairo International Film Festival, headed by President Magda Wassef and Artistic Director Youssef Cherif Rizkallah, has announced that the

20 April, 2016

Mohamed Khan to receive Faten Hamama Award.

The administration of the 38th Cairo International Film Festival, headed by President Magda Wassef and Artistic Director Youssef Cherif Rizkallah, has announced that the "Faten Hamama lifetime achievement award" will be granted this year to Egyptian director Mohamed Khan.

25 March, 2016

Actor Mahmoud Hemeda named honorary president of 38th Cairo Film Festival

Egypt’s Minister of Culture Helmy El-Namnam has chosen famed Egyptian actor Mahmoud Hemeda to be the honorary president of the 38th Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF).

09 March, 2016

Egypt in Cannes

The Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) will participate in the Marché du Film which takes place as part of the 69th edition of Cannes Film Festival (May 11 to 22, 2016).

20 November, 2015

37th Cairo International Film Festival Prizes

The Cinema Of Tomorrow Prizes 1. Special Mention to “THE LAND OF NOD” by Mariana Flores Villalba (Mexico) 2. Special Mention to “Milky Brother” by Vahram Mkhitaryan (Armenia / Poland) 3. Mohamed Karim Award for the Best Student Film 20000 Egyptian Pounds to

19 November, 2015

Ministry of Youth Films Symposium

Photos of the participants during symposium

19 November, 2015

Japanese Kitchen


19 November, 2015

Cairo Film Connection Palestinian Film Symposium

Palestinian Symposium

18 November, 2015

Eulogy of Morrocan critic and writer Mustapha Mesnaoui

Thursday, November 19th, at 2pm at the Hagara Hall: Eulogy of Morrocan critic and writer Mustapha Mesnaoui

18 November, 2015

Announcement of the winners of the free Egypt Air tickets

Thursday, November 19th, at 4pm

14 November, 2015

The 37th Cairo International Film Festival’s administration

The 37th Cairo International Film Festival’s administration, headed by its President Magda Wassef and Artistic Director Youssef Cherif Rizkallah, strongly denounces the attacks that shook French capital Paris last night, and the blind terrorism everywhere in the world.

14 November, 2015

“The Grand night”

one of two Egyptian films participating in the International Competition will be screened at 8:30 pm.

14 November, 2015

The Estonian Oscar nominated film “1944”

will be screened today at 5:30 pm

14 November, 2015

The Egyptian documentary film “Tuk Tuk” by the director Romany Saeed

will be screened today in the Critics’ Week section.

14 November, 2015

The French film “I’m a Soldier”

Four days before its French premiere, Cairo International Film Festival will screen today

13 November, 2015

The one-time screening of the French Film “Goha”,

Omar Sharif ’s first international film and Claudia Cardinale’s first apparition on screens

13 November, 2015

Don’t miss watching the Algerian Film “Madame Courage”

By the creative director Merzak Elwash

12 November, 2015

The tribute ceremony to Omar Sharif tribute took place in the Main Hall

of Cairo opera House with the screening of French Film “Monsieur Ibrahim” by director Francois Dupeyron,

04 November, 2015

“Spotlight on Japanese Animated Movies” introduces legends, fairy tales and magic creatures…

The administration of the 37th Cairo International Film Festival (November 11-20) agreed with Japanese representatives in Egypt to establish for this edition a special program called “Spotlight on Japanese Animated Movies”, introducing seven of the most prominent Japanese animated movies. Among them, six are the work of Hayao Miyazaki, one of the greatest animation drawer and filmmaker in Japan

04 November, 2015

“Spotlight on Japanese Animated Movies” introduces legends, fairy tales and magic creatures…

The administration of the 37th Cairo International Film Festival (November 11-20) agreed with Japanese representatives in Egypt to establish for this edition a special program called “Spotlight on Japanese Animated Movies”, introducing seven of the most prominent Japanese animated movies. Among them, six are the work of Hayao Miyazaki, one of the greatest animation drawer and filmmaker in Japan

20 October, 2015

About the Festival


15 October, 2015

Free tickets to Luxor and Paris for the audience of Cairo International Film Festival

Cairo International Film Festival is offering a new experience to its audience and film lovers by creating books of tickets: books of 10 tickets for 100 LE and books of 5 tickets for 50 pounds.

14 October, 2015

Claudia Cardinale to receive “Faten Hamama Award” at Cairo International Film Festival

he administration of the 37th Cairo International Film Festival, headed by President Magda Wassef and Artistic Director Youssef Cherif Rizkallah, has announced that the "Faten Hamama Honorary award" will be granted this year to Italian star Claudia Cardinale.

05 October, 2015


03 October, 2015

Special prices for students and members of Professional Associations at Cairo International Film Festival

The President of 37th Cairo International Film Festival, Dr. Magda Wassef, decided to grant students and members of Professional Associations with special prices. They will be able to attend all the movies screenings of the 37th edition, which will run from November, 11th to 20th, at reduced rate.

26 September, 2015

International Jury announced for 37th Cairo International Film Festival

Administration of 37th Cairo International Film Festival (November 11-20) has announced the International Jury’s members for this year’s edition, all of them renowned figures from the World Film Industry.

23 September, 2015

Faten Hamam, face of 37th Cairo International Film Festival

he 37th Cairo International Film Festival (November 11-20), will pay tribute to the iconic Egyptian actress Faten Hamama, who recently passed away, with this year’s poster, designed by Egyptian artist Yasser El Sokkary, and featuring the face of “the Lady of the Arabic Screen”.

21 September, 2015

Egyptian star Hussein Fahmy to receive ‘Faten Hamama’ award

The administration of the 37th Cairo International Film Festival, headed by President Magda Wassef and Artistic Director Youssef Cherif Rizkallah, has announced that the "Faten Hamama lifetime achievement award" will be granted this year to Egyptian star Hussein Fahmy.

19 September, 2015

Bille August Jury President of the 37th Cairo International Film Festival

Danish director Bille August will be President of the 37th Cairo International Film Festival Jury (November 11-20). He is one of the only six world directors to have won twice the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival, for his movie “Pelle the Conqueror” in 1988 and “The Best Intentions” in 1992. He also won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar for “Pelle the Conqueror” in 1989.

17 September, 2015

Several awarded films to be screened at 37th Cairo International Film Festival

Besides its international competition, the 37th Cairo International Film Festival, to be held from November 11th to 20th, will screen several movies that have received international awards.

14 September, 2015

Four Oscar-nominated movies to be screened during 37th Cairo International Film Festival

The 37th Cairo International Film Festival, which will take place from November 11th to 20th, 2015, will screen four movies that have been nominated to represent their countries for the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 88th Academy Awards (2016).

08 August, 2015

A Celebration for Omar Sharif at The Cairo International Film Festival

Cairo International Film Festival at its 37th edition prepares to set up a major celebration to honor the late Egyptian star Omar Sharif. This celebration will be set up on 12th of November, the day following the opening ceremony, to honor the work of the late Egyptian star Omar Sharif. In the morning, a press conference will be held, that a number of international and Egyptian artists who have been working with Omar Sharif through his career will attend.

15 March, 2015

Submit Film

The application window will be opened from March 15 to September 15, 2015.