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Festival International de film du Caire – CIFF 2018
40ème édition. 40th edition of Cairo International Film Festival.

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The Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) is an annual international film festival organized by the Ministry of Culture in Egypt. It is accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Association (FIAPF) and is committed to comply with all its conditions and regulations.

The 40th Cairo International Film Festival is scheduled in Cairo from November 20 -29, 2018 having its headquarters at the Cairo Opera House.

In its 40th edition, the Cairo International Film Festival hosts the 5th edition of the Cairo Film Connection (CFC), the festival’s co-production platform, taking place November 26-28.

CFC invites international producers, film financiers and film distributors as well as representatives from funding bodies, sales agents and TV channels to come together to initiate international co-productions and partnerships with films from the Arab world.
A maximum of 15 projects will be selected and invited to attend CFC.

International Competition
A Twelve-Year Night (La noche de 12 años) // Spain, Argentina, Uruguay, France // Fiction, 2018, Color, 123 min. // Original Language: Spanish // Director: Álvaro Brechner
Amin // France // Fiction, 2018, Color, 91 min. // Original Language: French, Wolof // Director: Philippe Faucon
Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) // Colombia, Denmark, Mexico, France // Fiction, 2018, Color, 125 min. // Original Language: Spanish, English, Wayuu // Director: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra
Donbass // Germany, Ukraine, France, Netherlands, Romania // Fiction, 2018, Color, 121 min. // Original Language: Ukrainian, Russian // Director: Sergei Loznitsa
Euphoria (Euforia) // Italy // Fiction, 2018, Color, 115 min. // Original Language: Italian // Director: Valeria Golino
Ext. Night (Leil Khargi) // Egypt, United Arab Emirates // Fiction, 2018, Color, 98 min. // Original Language: Arabic
// Director: Ahmad Abdalla El Sayed
I Act, I Am // Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina // Fiction, 2018, B&W, 105 min. // Original Language: Slovenian, Bosnian, Croatian // Director: Miroslav Mandić
Manta Ray (Kraben Rahu) // Thailand, France, China // Fiction, 2018, Color, 105 min. // Original Language: Thai // Director: Phuttiphong Aroonpheng
Obey // UK // Fiction, 2018, Color, 92 min. // Original Language: English // Director: Jamie Jones
One Day (Egy Nap) // Hungary // Fiction, 2018, Color, 99 min. // Original Language: Hungarian // Director: Zsófia Szilágyi
Pause (Páfsi) // Cyprus, Greece // Fiction, 2018, Color, 96 min. // Original Language: Greek // Director: Tonia Mishiali
The Gentle Indifference of The World (LASKOVOE BEZRAZLICHIE MIRA) // Kazakhstan, France // Fiction, 2018, Color, 100 min. // Original Language: Kazakh // Director: Adilkhan Yerzhanov
The Third Wife // Vietnam // Fiction, 2018, Color, 94 min. // Original Language: Vietnamese // Director: Ash Mayfair
The Tower // Norway, Sweden, France // Animation, 2018, Color, 80 min. // Original Language: English, French // Director: Mats Grorud

The TEAM 2018
Mohamed Hefzy, Festival President
YOUSSEF CHERIF RIZKALLAH, Artistic Director
Ahmed Shawky, Deputy Artistic Director
Aliaa Zaky, Industry Manager
Omar Kassem, Festival Executive Director
Maggie Morgan, Cairo Film Connection Manager
Khaled Mahmoud, Press Office Manager
Ossama Abdel Fattah, International Critics Week Director
Andrew Mohsen, Cinema of Tomorrow Director
Brigitta Portier, International Press
Jihan Abdel Latif, Head of Film Department
Marwa Abu Eish, Coordinator of Historical & Parallel Competitions
Heba Helmy, Head of guest department
Sabah Refaat, The Festival president office’s manager

Contact Us
Address: 17, Kasr El Nil, Cairo, Egypt
Email: info@ciff.org.eg
Tel: +202 23916403
Fax: +202 23938979