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43rd Cairo International Film Festival set to open on Nov 26 with 98 films
43th Cairo International Film Festival/Facebook page

The Xinhua reported, the organizing committee of the Cairo International Film Festival CIFF announced on Sunday, a total of 98 films will participate in the 43rd Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), which is set to open on Nov. 26.

President of the CIFF Mohammed Hefzy told reporters during a press conference: "A total of 98 films will participate this year, with 76 feature films and 22 short films representing 63 countries."

Omar Kassem, CIFF43 Executive Director, taking the attendees through an overview of the festival’s plans/Facebook page

The Xinhua said that the CIFF also revealed the jury members of the Horizons of Arab Cinema Competition, which includes outstanding international and regional filmmakers, actors and actresses.

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Hefzy told Xinhua that all COVID-19 precautionary measures will be implemented during the festival, adding they will set a vaccination center in the Egyptian Opera House for guests who have yet to be vaccinated.

Established in 1976, the CIFF is the oldest film festival in the Middle East region.

Source: xinhua