European Film Promotion (EFP)
and the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) have revealed the film selections list of 24 films from different European countries. These films are currently being viewed by 42 film critics from across 13 Arab countries to select the best European film out of the entries submitted by the national film promotion institutes from all over Europe. The awards ceremony will be hosted at this year's edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), which is slated to be held in November.

The List of European Films (in alphabetical order):

And Then We Danced
Director: Levan Akin

Baghdad in My Shadow
Director: Samir

Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles
Director: Salvador Simó

Corpus Christi
Director: Jan Komasa

God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya
Director: Teona Strugar Mitevska
North Macedonia

Gods of Molenbeek
Director: Reetta Huhtanen

History of Love
Director: Sonja Prosenc

Let There Be Light
Director: Marko Škop

Director: Antonio Nuić

Director: Juris Kursietis

Our Mothers
Director: César Diaz

Out Stealing Horses
Director: Hans Petter Moland

Director: Dito Tsintsadze

Director: Miroslav Terzic

System Crasher
Director: Nora Fingscheidt

Take Me Somewhere Nice
Director: Ena Sendijarevic
The Netherlands

The Champion
Director: Leonardo D'Agostini

The Delegation
Director: Bujar Alimani

The Painted Bird
Director: Václav Marhoul
Czech Republic

The Son
Director: Ines Tanović
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Truth and Justice
Director: Tanel Toom

When Tomatoes Met Wagner
Director: Marianna Economou

Who You Think I Am
Director: Safy Nebbou

You Have the Night
Director: Ivan Salatić

More information on the Arab Critics' Awards for European Films here

in partnership with

Arab Cinema Center

Organized by MAD Solutions, the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) is now celebrating the fifth year since its inception in 2015. A non-profit organization registered in Amsterdam, the ACC is an international promotional platform for Arab cinema as it provides the filmmaking industry with a professional window to connect with their counterparts from all over the world through a number of its organised events. The ACC also provides networking opportunities with repre-sentatives of companies and institutions specialized in co-production and international distribution, among others.

Cairo International Film Festival

The Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) is one of only 15 Festivals accorded as a category "A" status by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations FIAPF. It is the oldest and only internationally accredited cultural feature film festival in the Arab World, Africa and the Middle East.

The history of CIFF goes back to 1975, after a visit to the Berlin Film Festival the late writer-critic Kamal El Mallakh and a group of like-minded cinema critics wondered why such a world-class festival couldn't take place in Egypt. The country was still riding the crest of Egyptian cinema's golden age and contained a formidable film industry, still the biggest in the Arab world. The Cairo International Film Festival was launched in 1976.


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