10 Information about the Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentary Films

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The opening ceremony of the 22nd edition of the Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentary and Short Films will begin at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, at Tolip Hotel overlooking Lake Timsah in the Suez Canal, which will take place from June 16 and will continue until June 22.

“The Seventh Day” provides 10 information about the festival.

The opening ceremony will be held at 8:30 pm tomorrow, Wednesday, at the Tolip Hotel overlooking Lake Timsah in the Suez Canal.

The Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentary and Short Films will be held from June 16, and will continue until June 22.

The Ismailia Festival is held annually by the National Film Center in Ismailia Governorate, and it is held this year with all preventive and precautionary measures taken to maintain the security and safety of the guests and all participants in the festival.

The Ismailia Festival is one of the oldest festivals in the Arab world and the first Arab festival to specialize in documentaries and short films, as its first sessions began in 1991.

During the opening ceremony, the festival administration will hand over a shield to Princess Mukhtar, the daughter of the late artist Rajaa Al-Jeddawi, in appreciation of her mother’s artistic career. The festival’s activities also witness the honoring of a number of art icons, senior artists and directors.

– The opening ceremony of the Ismailia Film Festival will witness the announcement of the details of the events over a continuous week, in addition to lyrical and show segments. On the sidelines of the opening ceremony, the Swiss film “Farah”, directed by “Julia Banter” will be shown.

The opening film, Farah, is a feature-length documentary film, set in 80 Minutes, as it paints a picture of modern Cairo and the society in which today’s generation must face the pressure of entrenched traditions and the cultural and economic turmoil that force Egyptian society to reinvent itself through Three different husbands, socially, culturally and religiously.

The venues for the films participating in this session will be held this year in the Library of Egypt, the Tree Club, the Danfa Club, the “Al Nafoura Square” garden, in front of the Ismailia Culture Palace, and the open garden at the Tolip Hotel, in addition to the halls of the Ismailia Culture Palace.

– Coordination has been made to make the screenings of films participating in this session available to the public in a number of open spaces, in order to provide the greatest opportunity for the people of Ismailia to participate in the festival’s activities.

Within the activities of the 22nd session of the Ismailia Festival, 10 feature-length documentaries were shown, with 22 countries participating in their production, with a total participation of 107 films and 44 countries.





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