Cairo

Cairo is both daunting and exhilarating. With a population of more than 17 million, Egypt's capital city is crowded, noisy and polluted. It is also one of the most vibrant and complex cities in the world. Skyscrapers and five-star hotels loom over the River Nile, mosques fill even the most westernis...

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Cairo International Women's Film Festival

27 Feb-3 March. Women's film festival schedules 60 screenings. The film festival screens international and local films on important social, cultural and political issues. The films, from 40 countri...
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Cairo Video Film festival

Cairo video festival to show video art and experimental films. 10-25 Dec. A selection of films by more than 116 artists and 38 countries organised by the collective Medrar for Contemporary Art. Sc...
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Cairo International film festival

Cairo films festival to remember Faten Hamama. 11-20 Nov. The Lady of the Arab Screen is theme of the 37th edition of the festival, dedicated to the Egyptian actress who died in January this year....
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Cairo International Women's Film Festival

Some 60 films directed by women from 40 countries. This year the festival focuses on films from Germany with Andersen, Majub's Journey, Two at the Border, Clinical Romance and Broken Glass Park, all m...
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Panorama of European films

About 40 European films feature in this year's review of European films at the Zawya and Galaxy cinemas. The films are divided into feature films screened at European festivals, emerging directors,...
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Cairo International Film Festival

There are 64 feature length films showing from 30 countries, with 28 from Europe, six from Latin America and five from the US and Canada. 48 of the films will be receiving their Middle East and Africa...
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Cairo Video festival

The purpose of the festival is to encourage low-budget experimental videos and films by up-and-coming Egyptian artists. It is organised by Medrar for Contemporary Art, a philanthropic organisation...
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Cairo's Zawya cinema screens animation films

A weekend of short and feature length animated films by Arab and international film makers with discussions following the screenings. The Arab shorts include a selection from Lebanon, Egypt, Syria,...
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Egypt Comix Week

Egypt's first comics week, entitled BECA Between Cadres, examines the creative art and development of comics and the graphic novel in the country. The week of exhibitions, workshops, discussion gro...
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6th Panorama of the European Film

The sixth edition of the Panorama of the European Film will focus on European movies as well as on several contemporary German movies and documentaries. It presents critically acclaimed as well as awa...
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Backstreet Festival in Alexandria

23-29 September 2012. This dance and theatrical Backstreet Festival takes place under the motto Towards Art in non-traditional Spaces. It offers a space for the dialogue between artists coming from Eu...
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Submissions for the 12th Independent Short Film Festival

20 June-20 July 2012. Goethe Institut is inviting new Egyptian short films to submit to the next edition of the Independent Short Film Festival of Cairo, which will take place in October. This thre...
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Cairo Science Festival 2012

21 April-12 May 2012. The School of Sciences and Engineering of the American University of Cairo organizes, in collaboration with the Cambridge Science Festival, the third annual Cairo Science Festiva...
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Gazbia Sirry: Time & Space 2012

26 February-14 March 2012. Zamalek Art Gallery displays this exhibition, entitled Time & Space 2012, by the Egyptian painter Gazbia Sirry, who is considered one of Egypt
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Ramses Wissa Wassef Exhibition

19 February-28 June 2012. The American University Cairo (AUC) Library hosts a special exhibition of architectural drawings, entitled The Architect and the Artist, by Ramses Wissa Wassef (1911
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Visionary Africa: Art at Work

16 February-7 March 2012. This photographic exhibition, entitled Visionary Africa: Art at Work, lands in Cairo after having toured several African cities during the past two years on occasion of their...
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Scenes by George Fikry

15 January-1 February 2012. This painting exhibition, entitled Scenes, features a series of works by the Egyptian artist George Fikry. In 2000, Georges Fikry obtained his PHD in Fine Arts and he i...
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Collage Paintings by Shaymaa Kamel

15 January-9 February 2012. This exhibition, entitled A, BE Cartoons, features a series of collage paintings of imagined and drawn scenes by the Egyptian artist Shaymaa Kamel.
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Salad by Hany Rashed

14 January-25 February 2012. This exhibition, entitled Salad, displays the paintings by Hany Rashed. In 2010 Rashed had an exhibition at the Mashrabia art gallery, which was the result of several...
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Walls...Colour and Time

12 January-15 February 2012. On occasion of Kempinski's European heritage and appreciation of fine art and culture, the Chocolate art gallery displays this exhibition, entitled Walls...Colours and Tim...