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The 10th Edition of Cairo’s International Animation Forum Kicks Off Today

This year’s CIAF will feature some of the most talented animation artists from around Egypt, the region, and the world, as well as facilitate the exchange between animators and distribution companies.

Initiating an open space to spotlight the importance of the art of animation in modern day Egypt, the tenth edition of Cairo’s International Animation Forum (CIAF), which starts today and runs until the 23rd of February.

In the opening of the forum, an awards ceremony for this year’s winning submissions took place early this morning. The competition categories include best idea, best design, best music, best scenario, best animation, best scenography, and Oscars of the forum. According to Albawaba News, a EGP 50,000 grant will also be awarded to one of the competitors to support future art and animation experiments. 

More than 90 animated films were submitted to the Talaat Harb Cultural Centre from various local and international institutions and universities, including submissions from European and Arab countries. CIAF will be held at the Talaat Harb Cultural Centre. Film screenings, small competitions, as well as an animated films market will take place over the course of the forum, which aim to facilitate the exchange between animation artists and producers.

CIAF is organised by the Cultural Development Fund and the Egyptian Animation Society.

Photo taken from the animation A Single Life.

Todays Events
Wust El Balad / Karkadan @Cairo Jazz Club
Date: 7/25/2017
Time: 10:00pm - 3:00am
Venue: Cairo Jazz Club
Skyfest Competition By Desperados @ Tap Maadi
Date: 7/25/2017
Time: 10:00pm - 3:00am
Venue: The Tap Maadi
Basementality ft.Omar El Sabh @ Basement
Date: 7/25/2017
Time: 9:30pm - 2:00am
Venue: Basement - Urban Pub
Game Night @ The Tap East
Date: 7/25/2017
Time: 10:00pm - 3:00am
Venue: The Tap East
Screening: Certain Women @ Cimatheque
Date: 7/25/2017
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: Cimatheque
Boards Kingdom @ Bab 18 Art Space
Date: 7/25/2017
Time: 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Venue: Bab 18 Art Space
Wire Making For Teens @ The Design Studio
Date: 7/25/2017
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Venue: The Design Studio By Azza Fahmy
Al Hezb Comedy @ 3elbt Alwan
Date: 7/25/2017
Time: 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Venue: 3elbt Alwan