CAM International Film Festival poster
CAIRO – 9 July 2018: Hamamat city, Tunisia hosts the eighth round of CAM International Film Festival on July 11-15, 2018.
The Cam International Film Festival in its Tunisian edition focuses on short films, documentaries and stories.
The Egyptian Arab Cultural Assembly, in association with a broad-action firm, took the initiative to hold the festival and chose Palestine as the state of honor for this edition.
Cam International Film Festival’s president, Tunisian film director, Lamya bin Mohammed, stated that the festival is Egyptian in its origins and that it witnessed seven great rounds in the past, adding that this is the first time for the festival to be held in Tunisia.
Bin Mohammed further stated that the festival will focus on the strong bonds between Egypt and Tunisia, and the rest of the Arab world. The director pointed out that she is trying to authenticate the cultural cooperation between Egypt and Tunisia through the festival and encourage the youth to be creative, highlighting this year's edition motto; "Cinema without limits".
According to the Tunisian director, several guests of honor from countries like Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, UAE, Palestine, KSA and India are invited to attend the festival.
Furthermore, bin Mohammed mentioned that the final list of short films/documentaries participating in the festival will be announced within the next few days.
It is worth mentioning that according to bin Mohammed, the festival is dedicated to late Tunisian actor Omar al-Khalifi, who is considered the Godfather of the Tunisian cinema, whereas, Egyptian actress Elham Shahin is the president of honor of the festival.
The jury of the festival includes director Adel Yehya from Egypt, Tunisian star Hisham Rostom and director Busheab al-So’ody from Morocco.
As part of the festival's events, several workshops will be held focusing on teaching the basics of scriptwriting a short film/documentary, development of a professional star, short film production and many other related topics.
Moreover, a seminar on film production in Egypt and Tunisia as well as a seminar discussing the film industry in Palestine will be organized.
Several Arab and western stars will be among the attendees of the festival; such as director Magdy Ahmed Ali, Horeya Farghaly, Sameh Hussein, Amr Mustafa Metwali, Hala Turk from Bahrain, Media figure Ala’a al-Banna from Kuwait, and Suzan Mohareb from Jordan, among others.