What You Missed: The Magical Closing of the 39th Cairo International Film Festival

What You Missed: The Magical Closing of the 39th Cairo International Film Festival

  If you’ve been living under a rock, and haven’t heard of the gigantic buzz around the epic closing of the Cairo International Film Festival, worry not, because I’m going to enlighten you. The 39th edition of the annual film festival was, by all means, memorable for all the right reasons!     To begin […]

Our Favorite Looks from the 39th Edition of Cairo International Film Festival

Our Favorite Looks from the 39th Edition of Cairo International Film Festival

Yesterday, at the opening of the 39th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival, the hottest celebrities in the region slayed with their glamorous looks. Everyone talked about how exceptionally organized the event was, and it honestly could not be compared with previous years.   The Egyptian film industry was immensely impacted after the “Arab […]

Why You Need to Be Excited for the 39th Edition of Cairo International Film Festival

Why You Need to Be Excited for the 39th Edition of Cairo International Film Festival

Since its launch in 1976, The Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) has successfully elevated the influence of Egypt in the world of cinema, regionally as well as internationally, serving as a bridge between the cultures of the world.     With 53 countries participating with 175 films, the annual festival is coming to its 39th […]

A Guide for Everyone That Wants to Attend El Gouna Film Festival but Can’t

A Guide for Everyone That Wants to Attend El Gouna Film Festival but Can’t

If you’re a movie junkie like myself and feel sad due to the fact that you can’t make it to El Gouna Film Festival (because of work), then buckle up, because Twitter MENA has just announced the most comprehensive guide to being up-to-date with everything that happens in the festival — basically, it’ll be as […]

The 13th Dubai International Film Festival Is Looking for Volunteers

The 13th Dubai International Film Festival Is Looking for Volunteers

  The 13th season of the Dubai International Film Festival is in need of a fabulous team of dedicated volunteers to make the festival an experience that will leave the thousands of attendees anticipated with lovely memories. The festival will take place from 7th to 14th December.   Volunteer positions are available in all capacities; administration, box office, […]

24 Images that Show the Unglamorous Side of the Cannes Film Festival

24 Images that Show the Unglamorous Side of the Cannes Film Festival

Just like any other event that is considered glamorous or prestigious, there is a whole other side to the Cannes Film Festival that is far from what you see on screens. I’m not even talking about employee salaries nor will I address whether celebrities sleep with more than one person in their hotel suites or yachts — […]

Egyptian Film ‘Eshtebak’ Opens Cannes Competition

Egyptian Film ‘Eshtebak’ Opens Cannes Competition

By Anicee Gohar

  Nelly Karim walked one of the most awaited red carpets of the year last night at the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival. While George Clooney and Julia Roberts were there for Money Monster, in competition, Nelly Karim was there for the Egyptian movie Eshtebak (“Clash”), which opened the Un Certain Regard selection this year. On the nearby […]

Reel Palestine: Stories of Life Beyond the Wall

Reel Palestine: Stories of Life Beyond the Wall

Starting this Saturday, Jan. 16 and running until Sunday, Jan. 25 is Reel Palestine, a thought-provoking pop-up film festival devoted to showing apolitical indie films about Palestine across Sharjah and Dubai. “We believe it is important to be able to see Palestinian culture and tenacity through film and submerge ourselves in the beautiful, difficult, emotional, […]

The Best 15 Films to Watch at #DIFF14

The Best 15 Films to Watch at #DIFF14

Set to open this Wednesday, Dec. 10 and running until Dec. 17, the Dubai International Film Festival brings together the best that the international and regional film scenes have to offer. We’re thrilled about the 2014 lineup, as well as the bevy of discussions, classes and networking sessions that take place alongside screenings. There’s plenty […]