The announcement came earlier this week, and over the past year, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, red carpet events and film festivals have been off schedule, postponed or cancelled entirely. Following major vaccination drives in many countries, we could be seeing a new normal and the return of events, including film festivals as we knew them pre-pandemic. Last year, though it was postponed, CIFF managed to maintain restrictions and hold a physical event.
CIFF’s 43rd edition this year will also offer prizes to 15 film projects.
The Cairo International Film Festival is the most established, biggest and oldest film festival in the region, and the only internationally accredited one across the MENA region.