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Introduction to the film festival

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. Audience Award: 15,000$ (shared between the producer of the film and the Egyptian company distributing the film in Egypt). The Award will be granted to one of films selected in the International Competition. Best Arab Film Award: 10,000$ presented to the producer of the film. The Award will be granted by a special jury to the best Arab film selected in any of the three Competitions (International Competition, The Horizons of New Arab Cinema, and International Critics’ Week Competition).

Awards

The Golden Pyramid Award for Best Film, presented to the producer (The award should not be attributed ex-aequo) 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

Rules

Genre :Action Comedy War Science fiction Ethics Terror Thriller Violence Adventure Crime Family Music Love Magic Fantasy Shootout Suspense Youth Inspirational Literary Biography Western Drama others Documentary
Subject :Unlimited
Video Format :MPEG4 DCP
The film must be produced after September 2021. Duration of the film must exceed sixty (60) minutes. The film must not have been screened in Egypt before its official screening at CIFF. The film must not have been screened on any TV or sat channel, or any internet site before its official screening at CIFF.The film should not have been screened in the International Competition of any of the Fifteen (15) festivals accredited by the FIAPF. The film must not have been screened in Egypt before its official screening at CIFF. For Egyptian film, it must be a world premiere. The Film must be produced after September 2019. Duration of the film must exceed sixty (60) minutes. The film must not have been screened on any TV or sat channel, or any internet site before its official screening at CIFF.The board of CIFF will select the jury of the International Competition for feature fiction and documentary films. The jury will be composed according to the rules of FIAPF. All Jury members must not have any professional relation and/or has contributed to the making of any of the films officially selected in the four competitions of CIFF. Duration of short film must not exceed thirty (30) minutes. All genres of shorts are accepted: fiction, non- fiction , animation, experimental. The film must not have been screened in Egypt before its official screening at CIFF. The film must not have been screened on any TV or sat channel, or any internet site before its official screening at CIFF.The board of CIFF will select the jury of the Cinema of Tomorrow International Competition for Short Films. All Jury members must not have any professional relation and/or has contributed to the making of any of the films officially selected in the four competitions of CIFF.

Evaluation

  • Overall rating
Jury Profile
Jury Name Judge photos Jury Profile

Authorization type

    Proxy Submission

Duration (several sessions)

    44

Film Festival Features

  • Red Carpet
  • Celebrity Guest
  • Film Screen
  • Cash prize
  • Trophy
  • Copyright transactions
  • Certificate

Dates & Deadlines

  • 2022-05-16
    Submission start time

  • 2022-06-13
    Earlybird Deadline

  • 2022-08-13
    Late Deadline

  • 2022-08-13
    Submission end time

  • 2022-10-19
    Finalist notification start time

  • 2022-10-19
    Finalist notification end time

  • 2022-11-13
    Award ceremony start time

  • 2022-11-20
    Award ceremony end time

Categories and fees

  • International Critics’ Week Competition for feature fiction and documentary films
    Video length :60 - 200
    The film must be the director's first or second work. Duration of the film must exceed sixty (60) minutes. The film must not have been screened in Egypt before its official screening at CIFF. The film must not have been screened on any TV or sat channel, or any internet site before its official screening at CIFF

    2022/06/13
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 0 Dollar

    2022/08/13
    Late Deadline

    Standard: 30 Dollar

    Student: 30 Dollar

  • International Competition for Short Films
    Video length :1 - 30
    The winning film will be eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film/Live Action Short Film of Academy Awards ®

    2022/06/13
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 0 Dollar

    2022/08/13
    Late Deadline

    Standard: 15 Dollar

    Student: 15 Dollar

  • The Horizons of New Arab Cinema Competition Awards
    Video length :60 - 200
    The film must be produced after September 2021. Duration of the film must exceed sixty (60) minutes. The film must not have been screened in Egypt before its official screening at CIFF. The film must not have been screened on any TV or sat channel, or any internet site before its official screening at CIFF.

    2022/06/13
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 0 Dollar

    2022/08/13
    Late Deadline

    Standard: 30 Dollar

    Student: 30 Dollar

  • International Competition for feature fiction and documentary films
    Video length :60 - 200
    The film should not have been screened in the International Competition of any of the Fifteen (15) festivals accredited by the FIAPF. The film must not have been screened in Egypt before its official screening at CIFF. For Egyptian film, it must be a world premiere. The Film must be produced after September 2021. Duration of the film must exceed sixty (60) minutes. The film must not have been screened on any TV or sat channel, or any internet site before its official screening at CIFF.

    2022/06/13
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 0 Dollar

    2022/08/13
    Late Deadline

    Standard: 30 Dollar

    Student: 30 Dollar

  • Out of Competition- Official Selection and International Panorama
    Video length :60 - 200
    The film must be produced after September 2021. Duration of the film must exceed sixty (60) minutes. The film must not have been screened in Egypt before its official screening at CIFF. The film must not have been screened on any TV or sat channel, or any internet site before its official screening at CIFF.

    2022/06/13
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 0 Dollar

    2022/08/13
    Late Deadline

    Standard: 30 Dollar

    Student: 30 Dollar

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