CAIRO – 13 September 2019: The ninth edition of Cairo Video Festival (CVF) kicked off on Monday with a comprehensive artistic program scheduled in various art spaces in Cairo.
The festival will continue till the end of September. CVF was founded by Medrar in 2005 in what was originally a visual-art-focused event.
The festival was tailor made according to the organizers description to encourage cooperation between video-artists, curators and the public, and a space for artists to display their creative, low-budget video art productions that are selected according to quality, authenticity and conviction in investigation of subject matter.
The current edition of the video art and experimental film productions festival houses nine different programmes organised in collaboration with a large number of local artists, filmmakers and writers.
The Cairo Video Festival eight-member Selection and Programmers Committee chose seventy-six video works from more than 30 countries , have been selected from 783 submissions by which has also organised a workshop, a performance and a podcast.
The festival’s activities are being held in various places across Cairo, including Cairo Festival City Mall, Zawya Cinema, Cairo Jazz Club (and 610), Cimatheque, Diwan (New Cairo, Heliopolis, Zamalek), Elhadara Cinema at Cairo Opera House, El-Semary Modern Furniture, Falak, Medrar for Contemporary Art, and Omar Effendi (Talat Harb, Sayeda Zainab, Ibrahim El-Lakaany Roxy and Mohandessin.
CVF is supported by a number of local and international governmental and private entities of partners and sponsors.