International Council for Film,Television
and Audiovisual Communication (ICFT)



Cairo International film festival



Location: Cairo, Egypt
Founding year: 1976

The Cairo International Film Festival was established in 1976 and was the first international film festival held in the Arab world. It is the only international competitive feature film festival recognized by the FIAPF in the Arab world and Africa, as well as the oldest in this category.
The Cairo International Film Festival, in its annual celebration and examination of the state of cinema in the world today, has awarded many Egyptian and internationally renowned actors, actresses, and directors. Special awards, such as the Best Arab Film Award, is awarded to the most exceptional regional films of the year.