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CAIRO FILM FESTIVAL CANCELS AWARDS CEREMONY

December 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As turmoil continued to mount in Egypt between the Islamist majority and secular protesters, the Cairo Film Festival canceled its closing ceremony Thursday night. While the festival was intended to spotlight the work of the Middle East region’s filmmakers, many of them had boycotted the festival, including Egyptian filmmakers who expressed anger that after being […]

IRANIAN FILMMAKERS BARRED FROM ATTENDING CAIRO FILM FEST

November 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Two Iranian films are scheduled to be screened at the 35th Cairo International film Festival during the coming week, but neither director of the two films or anyone else associated with them will be on hand to discuss them or to receive awards if they should win. Iranian news media reported on Thursday that Egypt’s […]