Starting today, the sixth Cairo International Women's Film Festival will be putting a spotlight on the fairer sex, giving fabulous female filmmakers their chance to shine.
The Cairo International Women's Film Festival is returning for its sixth year with a jam-packed program that promises to inspire. Starting from Saturday, November 16th and playing through to the 22nd, the CIWFF will be showcasing over 25 films from prominent female filmmakers, ranging from shorts to full length features.
The films being featured come from a variety of countries competing for the coveted “Best Film” award, which will be decided by the audience... and comes with LE36000 reward. The festival presents a plethora of genres, from documentaries to animation from more than 20 countries, from Argentina to Romania, Palestine to India and Brazil to Algeria.
With the help of public support, this festival has continued to grow larger with every passing year and the need to expand was apparent. This year the festival will be screening films in three different locations: Artistic Creativity Center, AUC Ewart Hall and the Falaki theatre.
Aside from the screenings, the festival is presenting a series of parallel activities, including workshops that not only educate but spark cinematic, social equality and political discussions. So don't be shy, come out and take part in a larger discussion that can help shape and change the world around you, while proving that women filmmakers have perspectives that deserve to be equally heard and praised.