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The Cairo International Women’s Film Festival Kicks Off

For six consecutive days, Egyptian cinephiles will have the chance to enjoy a wide selection of female-produced films, as the Cairo International Women’s Film Festival inaugurates its 7th edition on November 29.

The festival will feature 60 productions from over 40 different countries, which will be showcased at three different venues: Falaki Theatre, at AUC campus; the Artistic Creativity Centre, inside Cairo Opera House; and the Goethe Institute.

With all films subtitled in Arabic and English and screened for free, the event will also give participants the chance to exchange ideas and experiences with international guests of the festival, coming from Lebanon, Palestine, Cuba. Spain, The Netherlands, Denmark, Portugal, Algeria, Germany and Czech Republic.

The festival and will also offer its Audience Award, a recognition introduced last year that grants the most voted film by the audience with 10,000 EGP.

For more information: Visit the festival’s website and Facebook page.

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Valentina Primo

Journalist, globetrotter, and determined idealist. Since Valentina left her home country of Argentina, she has searched for ways to build bridges between cultures and foster dialogue. Her previous work in international organizations in Italy and Germany fed her passion for the world of development, while her 8-year journalistic experience in Argentina and Egypt increased her curiosity for everything that challenges the stereotype. She holds a BA in Journalism and a Masters in Peace Studies with a specialization in Human Rights.

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