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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Two Film Festivals Hit Cairo starting Wed, October 3.

This week sees two new film festivals hitting the Cairo scene on the same day!

The 5th Panorama of the European Film in Egypt takes place from Wednesday October 3 to Tuesday October 9, 2012 at the Galaxy Cinema in Manial, and Stars Cinema in Nasr City.

Click here for Al Ahram's link to the complete programme.
Also helpful is a review of some films in the guide provided by Egypt Today.

The Shnit International Short Film Festival will showcase 60 short films from Wednesday, October 3 to Sunday, October 7, 2012 at various locations in Cairo.

Schedule as provided on Shnit Facebook event page
Tuesday - 3rd Oct. Creativity Center at 5.30 pm (Opening Ceremony + Shnit Open Films) & (National Competition)
( Private Invitations )

Thursday - 4th Oct. Darb 1718 at 7.00 pm (International Competition Shorts ) Tickets ( 30 LE )

Friday - 5th Oct. Darb 1718 at 7.00 pm ( International Competition Shorts ) Tickets ( 30 LE )

Saturday - 6th Oct. Creativity Center / Opera House at 6 pm ( International Competition Shorts ) ( Private Invitations )

Sunday - 7th Oct. Darb 1718 at 7.00 ( International Competition Shorts ) & ( Closing Ceremony ) Tickets ( 30 LE)

Happy watching!

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