Cairo International Film Festival

45th edition

Cairo International Film Festival

where:Cairo (Egitto)
when:November 15th - 24th, 2023
New Dates to be Announced
address:17 Kasr el Nil street
11111 Cairo - Egypt
tel:+202 23916403
fax:+202 23938979
deadline:August 1st, 2023
entry form:Online Submission

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). CIFF aims to contribute towards the development of the art and science of film and encourage intercultural dialogue. Headquarters are at the Cairo Opera House.
CIFF Official Film Sections:
* International Competition for feature fiction and documentary films.
* Out of Competition – Special Screenings.
* Horizons of New Arab Cinema Competition for feature fiction and documentary films.
* International Critics’ Week Competition for feature fiction and documentary films.
* Cinema of Tomorrow International Competition for short fiction films.
* International Panorama.
* New Egyptian Cinema.
* Feature Film Classics.
* Tributes Films.
* Country in Focus.
Parallel Events:
* Cairo Industry Days.
* Forums.
* Workshops.
* Master classes.
* Cairo Film Connection.
CIFF Official Film Sections Awards:
- The Golden Pyramid Award for Best Film, presented to the producer.
- The Silver Pyramid, Special Jury Award, for Best Director.
- The Bronze Pyramid Award for Best First or Second Work, presented to the director.
- Naguib Mahfouz Award for Best Screenplay.
- Best Actor Award.
- Best Actress Award.
- Best Artistic Contribution Award.
- Henry Barakat Award for Best Artistic Contribution.

  • Alcarràs by Carla Simon: Official Selection - Out of Competition

  • Il Boemo by Petr Václav: Special Screenings

  • EO by Jerzy Skolimowski: Official Selection - Out of Competition

  • Nostalgia by Mario Martone: Official Selection - Out of Competition

  • A Chiara by Jonas Carpignano: International Competition - Best Actress Award (Swamy Rotolo)

  • Brotherhood by Francesco Montagner: Special Screenings

  • Il buco by Michelangelo Frammartino: Special Screenings

  • Daughters by Nana Neul: International Competition

  • The King of Laughter by Mario Martone: Special Screenings

  • Small Body by Laura Samani: International Competition - Special Jury Award For Best Director

  • Maternal by Maura Delpero: International Panorama

  • The Nest by Roberto de Feo: Midnight Screenings

  • Sin by Andrei Konchalovsky: Special Screenings

  • At War for Love by Pierfrancesco Diliberto aka Pif: Festival of Festivals

  • Babylon Sisters by Gigi Roccati: Festival of Festivals

  • Coffee by Cristiano Bortone: Festival of Festivals

  • Fortunata by Sergio Castellitto: International Competition

  • Holding Hands by Gianni Amelio: Festival of Festivals

  • the Intruder by Leonardo Di Costanzo: International Competition - Golden Pyramid for Best Film

  • Let yourself go! by Francesco Amato: International Panorama

  • Nico, 1988 by Susanna Nicchiarelli: Festival of Festivals

  • Seven Days by Rolando Colla: Festival of Festivals

  • Sicilian Ghost Story by Antonio Piazza, Fabio Grassadonia: Festival of Festivals

  • Something New by Cristina Comencini: International Panorama

  • These Days by Giuseppe Piccioni: Festival of Festivals

  • Tommaso by Kim Rossi Stuart: Festival of Festivals

  • Worldly Girl by Marco Danieli: Festival of Festivals