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Six Venues in Cairo Await the Shnit in October

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Six Venues in Cairo Await the Shnit in October


Taking place in Egypt concidently with film screenings all over the world in seven cities across five continents, the 13th Shnit International Short Film Festival (8th - 11th October) will sweep off six venues in Cairo with a line-up of impressive short films.

In its fourth round in Egypt, this year the festival is spreading in Cairo and the short films will be screened at the Greek Campus (AUC's Downtown campus), Goethe Institute, Cinema Radio and Rawabet in Downtown, the Cooperation Office of the Swiss Embassy in Garden City and the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Zamalek. Additionally, these venues will host a number of panel discussions and events for film enthusiasts.

Head of the brand new team for the Shnit festival in Cairo is the director and producer Wael Omar, while MAD Solutions will run the promotional work. The festival will screen a selection of international short films presented on one hand in the ten shnit OPEN film blocks which form the international competition and on the other hand four film blocks put together for all kinds of special interests and moods: shnit DOCUMENTS, shnit ANIMATES, FEEL GOOD and HEAVY shnit. Four additional local and regional film blocks have been curated by SEMAT and the Arab Cinema Center and to focus only on the Arab and Egyptian short filmmaking. Some of the film screenings will be followed by panel discussions between the filmmakers and the audience.

Not only the festival, but also its prizes have a growing reputation: The short films are competing for the five flaming faun awards, of which each one includes a grant of 20'000 USD. The 13th edition of the festival screens its films simultaneously in several cities around the globe in a worldwide celebration of short films: Hong Kong in China, Bangkok in Thailand, Bern in Switzerland, Buenos Aires in Argentina, Cape Town in South Africa, Moscow in Russia, and San José in Costa Rica.