Ismailia International Film Festival for documentary and short films takes place every year in Ismailia (Egypt ) to promote an intercultural dialogue for a deeper understanding of others by presenting their creative works to the audience and to encourage filmmakers of documentary and short films.
The Festival Sections
Long Documentary Films competition [more than 60 min]
Short Documentary Films competition [maximum 60 min.]
Short Feature Films competition [Maximum 60 min.]
Animation Films [Cartoon - Puppets – Computer Graphics]
Non – Competitive Sections:
Panorama : films out of competition.
The Guest festival : every year Ismailia festival receives a similar film festival as a guest of homour, highliting its history and role and screening a selection of the awarded films during the last 2 or 3 years.
New experiments by young filmmakers.
Special Screenings of both documentary and short films made by distinguished filmmakers from around the world.
Tribute : dedicated to a film personality every year.
Other sections or screenings.
Seminars and workshops
The Festival organizes encounters and debates between film- makers and the audience, journalists and professional. In addition the festival organize film workshops in collaboration with other film festivals and professionals that provide opportunity for the young filmmakers to advance their experience and knowledge.