Cairo Film Connection (CFC) announced the awarded film projects at its eighth edition. The event is the result of the collaborative efforts of Arab Cinema Center with Cairo Industry Days, and was held at the 43rd Cairo International Film Festival.
This year, the awards amounted to a total of 300,000 USD, a record number since CFC’s establishment.
Meet the Partners, Sponsors and Winning Projects (By alphabetical order)
AH Media Production - $10,000 Cash Award for Bye bye Tiberias by Lina Soualem
Arab Cinema Center - An invitation to the producer of Ravens of the City by Adham El-Sherif to attend the Rotterdam Lab, held on the sidelines of the 2022 International Film Festival Rotterdam - IFFR in the Netherlands.
Arab Cinema in Sweden - $5,000 Cash Award & Marketing Campaign for A Summer In Boujad (Morocco) by Omar Mouldouira
Arabia Pictures - $10,000 Cash for Aicha by Mehdi Barsaoui
ART - $10,000 Cash for Life After Siham (Egypt – France) by Nameer AbdelMassih
Badya - $10,000 Cash for Bullets Do Not Kill. Silence Does by Hind Meddeb
Clakett - $5,000 Cash and a subscription-based service offered by Clakett for Mohsen of Iraq by Ishtar Yasin
Cornerstone - $10,000 Cash Award for Ravens of the City by Adham El-Sherif
Etisalat - $10,000 Cash for Alam - The Flag by Firas Khoury
IEFTA - In-kind Award - IEFTA MENTORSHIP AWARD for American Dream by Amir El Shenawy: The IEFTA mentorship program is a focused and intensive initiative that works with the filmmaker and their team from development to distribution.
Lagoonie Film Production - $5,000 Cash Award for Aicha by Mehdi Barsaoui.
MAD Solutions & Ergo - MAD - Ergo, Award: Distribution in the Arab World with a Minimum Guarantee of $50,000 for Life After Siham by Nameer AbdelMassih
Nation Production - $10,000 Cash Award for In the Land of Aram by Tamara Stepanyan
New Black - $5,000 Cash Award and Color Grading and Offline Editing Facilities for My Driver and I (Saudi Arabia – United Kingdom) by Ahd Kamel
OSN - $50,000 Licensing Agreement for Ravens of the City by Adham El-Sherif
Rotana - $10,000 Cash for Nezouh by Soudade Kaadan
Red Sea Film Festival - $10,000 Cash Award for On The Hill by Belhassen Handous.
Sard writing room -$5,000 USD Cash Award and Script Doctoring for The Leftover Ladies by Farida Zahran
Shahid - $15,000 Cash Award for The Leftover Ladies by Farida Zahran
The Cell - In-kind Award
1- DCP package for Nour by Sara Shazli
2- Color grading for My Driver and I by Ahd Kamel
3- Promotional package (teaser and trailer) for American Dream by Amir El Shenawy
Cairo Film Connection provides the perfect opportunity for film producers and directors to connect as well as fund their film projects. CFC puts the film makers in direct contact with experts of the film industry in order to develop their film projects. The film projects are in turn, submitted to a film jury that grants financial support to the awarded film projects.
Cairo International Film Festival is one of the oldest and most attended festivals in the Arab world and Africa. Furthermore, the International Federation of Film Producers Associations in Paris has accredited it as a category "A" festival, making it the only one in the Arab and African region (FIAPF).