Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) is an annual international film festival organized by the Ministry of Culture in Egypt. It is accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) and is committed to comply with all its conditions and regulations.

- Youssef Chahine Award for Best Short Film.
(The winning film will be eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film/Live Action Short Film of Academy Awards ®).
- The Special Jury Award.

- The film must be produced after October 2022.
- Duration of short film must not exceed thirty (30) minutes.
- All genres of shorts are accepted: fiction, non- fiction, animation, experimental.
- The film must not have been screened in MENA region before its official screening at CIFF.
- The film must not have been screened on any TV or sat channel, or any internet site (except for festivals’ screenings) before its official screening at CIFF.
- The films are selected by an official invitation from CIFF.
- The screening of the selected film shall not exceed 5 screenings in accordance with the FIAPF regulations. CIFF reserve the right at its sole description to decide on the screening scheduling time of the film.
- Once the film has been selected and the rights owner has confirmed its participation and screening at CIFF in writing, the film cannot be withdrawn from the festival.

Overall Rating
  • جواهر العامري

    it was cancelled this year

    January 2024
  • The organization and the relationship with the festival team is excellent.
    The film program is varied and bold. A festival of very high quality.

    January 2023
  • Eveline Schönfeld

    One of the best festivals I've been. Great networking, and the filmmakers are invited to the whole festival, included accomondation, taxi and flight.

    November 2022
  • Kinam Yun

    It was a fantastic festival. Festival is so unique, easy to communicate.
    High quality programmed films with crazy audience.

    March 2022
  • Marie-Rose Osta

    A beautiful enriching experience! A huge thank you to the wonderful team !

    December 2021