Festival International de film du Caire – CIFF 2015
37ème édition. Hommage à Omar Sharif. 2nd Cairo International Film Critics Week (CIFCW) : from November 13 – 19, 2015 during the 37th CIFF (November 11 – 20, 2015).


Le Festival du film international du Caire connaît un succès grandissant depuis sa création en 1976. Outre les compétitions traditionnelles, les divers hommages et la projection de films diversifiés, de nombreux séminaires abordent des thèmes contemporains. Chaque année, un pays et son industrie cinématographique sont mis à l’honneur.

– Bille August Jury President of the 37th Cairo International Film Festival.
– Several awarded films to be screened at 37th Cairo International Film Festival
– Four Oscar-nominated movies to be screened during 37th Cairo International Film Festival
– Celebration for Omar Sharif at The Cairo International Film Festival

International Competition – Film List
THE GRAND NIGHT by: Sameh Abdel Aziz – Egypt
MADAME COURAGE by Merzak Allouache – Algeria – France
OUR EVERYDAY LIFE by: Ines Tanovic – Bosnia and Herzegovina
THE TREASURE by: Corneliu Porumboiu – Romania- France
MINA WALKING by:Yosef Baraki – Canada – Afghanistan
PAULINA by: Santiago Mitre- Argentina – Brazil – France
MADONNA by: SHIN Su-won- South Korea
THE HIGH SUN by:Dalibor Matanic- Croatia – Slovenia – Serbia
IN YOUR ARMS by: Samanou Acheche Sahlstrøm – Denmark
1944 by Elmo Nüganen – Estonia, Finland
I AM A SOLDIER by Laurent Lariviere – France – Belgium
THE WEDNESDAY CHILD by: Lili Horváth- Hungary – Germany
VIRGIN MOUNTAIN by: Dagur Kári – Iceland – Denmark
UMRIKA by: Prashant Nair-India
MEDITERRANEAN by: Jonas Carpignano -Italy – France -USA -Germany -Qatar
BORN TO A MAN by: Kareem El Sobky – Egypt

Parallel Programs: Critic’s Days / Semaine de la Critique
* The Cairo International Film Critics Week (CIFCW) is an Independent parallel program organized by the Egyptian Film Critics Association (EFCA) member of The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) during the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) and supported by the festival.
* CIFCW aims to contribute the art and science of film (Fiction – Documentary – Animation) and encourage intercultural dialogue.
* The second edition of CIFCW will be held in Cairo from November 13 – 19, 2015 during the 37th Cairo International Film Festival (November 11 – 20, 2015).
* The CIFCW is an international competition for feature films (7 films), in addition to a film critic workshop and a film seminar.
* The board of the International Film Critic’s Week will choose the jury of the international competition. The jury will be comprised of a president and two members, none of who will have any connections with the competition films.
Artistic Director, Cairo International Film Critics Week : Ahmed Hassouna

Cairo International Film Critics Week 2015 Winners
* Shadi Abd El Salam Prize for best film goes to Director: Marcin Koszałka for his debut film « The Red Spider ».
* Fathy Farag Prize for best artistic contribution goes to Director of Photography: Evangelia Kranioti for her film « Exotica, Erotica, etc.
* And finally Special Mention (Jury Award) for Directors: Petra Costa and Lea Glob for their film « Olmo & The Seagull »

Cairo International Film Critics Week 2015 Jury
Mohamed Khan – President – Egypt
Shaibu Husseini – Member – Nigeria
Mohammed Rouda – Member – Lebanon
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