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On the 8th October, ÉCU will land in Cairo for the 3rd Annual Qabila Festival, our Egyptian partner festival. From 8th to 10th October, five films from ÉCU’s 2015 Official Selection, including two award winning films will be screened among the immense program of 173 films at the festival! It will be an event not be missed with screenings, discussions, workshops, Q & A sessions, networking opportunities and a competition where the outstanding films will be recognised.

The ethos of the festival is to support and promote the independent filmmaking industry in Egypt, an art and trade which the festival believes is not at its full potential in the country. The festival aims to rectify this by bringing to light the power of filmmaking as a tool for expression, allowing filmmakers to freely channel stories, ideas and opinions, to make for a truly creative, unique and independent cinema. Submissions from an outstanding 100 countries make up the bill, with the festival showcasing the work of both local independent filmmakers from Egypt and independent filmmakers from around the globe. At ÉCU we are extremely happy to travel far and wide to be part of this flourishing festival in Egypt and happily give our support to the Qabila Film Festival whose work is breathing life into the independent film industry in Egypt.

So if you are in Cairo, make sure to take part in this burgeoning event and catch some of the exciting films from the diverse program, screening at the Ewart Memorial Hall and Falaki Theatre at the American University in Cairo’s Tahrir Campus.

The following films from ÉCU 2015’s Official Selection will be screening at the festival:

  • DE SMET (dir. Wim Geudens & Thomas Baerten) Winner of Best Independent Comedy Award at ÉCU 2015
  • TOUCH (dir. Andrew Richardson) – Awarded Special Jury Mention at ÉCU 2015
  • THE BIGGER PICTURE (dir. Daisy Jackobs)
  • LAST WILL: IDYLL (dir. Alive vov Gwinner)

For more information check the website here.

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