Magazine article Screen International

Cairo Film Festival Bolsters Launches Industry Days for 40th Edition (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Cairo Film Festival Bolsters Launches Industry Days for 40th Edition (Exclusive)

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The new five-day industry programme will consist of three key strands.

The closing ceremony at the 2017 Cairo Film Festival.

The Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) will launch a new industry platform called the Cairo Industry Days, in partnership with the Arab Cinema Center, at its 40th edition in November.

The new five-day industry programme will comprise three key strands.

They include an expanded version of its existing co-production event the Cairo Film Connection which will showcase up to 15 Arab projects looking for international partners, while a jury will dole out “significant” cash awards and post-production services to winning projects.

The other two key strands comprise the Industry Forum, revolving around discussion panels tackling key issues facing the Arab film world today, and a programme of workshops and masterclasses. …

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