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Thursday, October 18, 2012

12th Independent Short Film Fest October 20-23, 2012

The 12th Independent Short Film Festival hosted by Goethe Institut will present "New Shorts from Egypt" as part of it's annual program from Saturday, October 20, 2012  to Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Goethe-Institut, 5 Sh. El-Bustan, Downtown, Cairo

All films  with English or French subtitles

The “Independent Short Film Festival” is entering its 12th edition.

The festival provides a platform of presentation and discussion of short, often first films. This year´s program  “New shorts from Egypt” has 43 entries, the international program from the “German Film and TV Academy Berlin” includes 7 films, both fiction and documentary.

Nadia Kamal, independent filmmaker and producer, curated the section “New shorts from Egypt” with films from mainly young directors.

Kamal Aljafari curated the International program (at German Film and TV Academy Berlin) with contributions from students of the “deutsche film-und fernsehakademie berlin (dffb)”. Himself a filmmaker, he has been teaching the directors´ class at the academy. The program will be presented by young German filmmaker Cyril Amon Schäublin.

Ahmad Abdallah (director, producer)
Dina Hamza (director)
Randa Shaat (senior photographer and head of photography at Shorouk Newspaper)

The decisions of the jury will be announced on the October 22, 2012 after the last screening.

A screening schedule and a catalogue will be made available for download at:
Click on the links for the Arabic version of the programme, or in English here. 

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