Screening 14 Winners from the French Festival
Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival a Guest of Honour in Ismailia Festival
Ismailia International Festival for Documentary & Short Films announced that Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival will be the guest of honour in its 15th round due to start from the 23rd to the 28th of June. The French film festival which focuses on short feature films was selected to be the guest of honour, when usually a country or more are hosted as the guest of honour of the festival. It is the second time for Ismalia Festival to host another film festival as the guest of honour.
Amir El Emry, film critic and president of the festival, said that hosting Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival aims at honouring the festivals that has managed to prove itself on the international cinema scene, year after year with out any governmental assistance. With the participation of Nadira Ardjoun, vice president of the festival, the history of the festival will be examined as well as the basis upon which the festival achieved its current remarkable position amongst major international film festivals.
El Emry confirmed that two programs of winning short films from the festival's last three rounds will be screened within the activities of Ismailia Festival, with a total of 14 films, the screenings will provide an opportunity for young generations of Arab filmmakers to watch the films that are considered the best worldwide after winning the awards of Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival.
The 15th Ismailia International Festival for Documentary & Short Films will include a new section called Egyptian Nostalgia which will be dedicated to rediscover documentary and short films by prominent filmmakers at the very beginning of their film careers. In addition, the festival will give special regards to the set designer Salah Mariey in the first round of the festival after his death asMariey was in charge of the festival for 10 years.
The 15th Ismailia International Festival for Documentary & Short Films is due to start from the 23rd to the 28th of June. It is organised by the National Center for Cinema with further announcements and details expected in the near future.
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