The United States Embassy in Cairo is pleased to support the Cairo International Film Festival for the sixth year. The U.S. Embassy partners with Film Independent, a renowned Los Angeles-based film and arts organization, to sponsor screenings of U.S. documentary films, panel discussions with U.S. filmmakers and producers, and a filmmaking workshop led by Hollywood cinematographer Irvin Liu at the 44th Cairo International Film Festival.
This year we are partnering with Film Independent to host special screenings of the films Exposure and The Story of Plastic, documentaries that tell the story of the impact of climate change and the role of grassroots activism. Round tables with filmmakers and producers will follow the two screenings. The U.S. Embassy and Film Independent are also inviting award-winning director Holly Morris, along with Emmy-winning director Deia Schlosberg and producer Michael Kovnat, to participate in a panel discussion on green cinema and environmental awareness. environment in the film industry.
The U.S. Embassy and Film Independent will sponsor a filmmaking workshop led by Hollywood cinematographer and Film Independent alumnus Irvin Liu on storytelling, cinematography, and the role of cinematography in amplifying social issues . The US Embassy and Film Independent will reward two Egyptian filmmakers with a trip to Los Angeles and consultations with American film professionals.
Highlighting the significance of this year’s CIFF, Chargé d’Affaires, ai, Daniel Rubinstein said, “The U.S. Embassy is pleased to support the Cairo International Film Festival, which fosters connections between American and Egyptian leaders, creators and change makers. . This year, the U.S. Embassy program at the festival will address ways the film industry can raise awareness of climate change and how films can inspire individuals and communities to find solutions to environmental challenges.
Film Independent is an American nonprofit arts organization that champions creative independence in visual storytelling and supports a community of artists who embody diversity, innovation, and uniqueness of vision. For more information visit https://www.filmindependent.org/
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