Ismailia Festival's press conference to be held April 4

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Thu, 04 Apr 2019 - 12:22 GMT

FILE - Ismailia Int. Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts

FILE - Ismailia Int. Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts

CAIRO - 4 April 2019: Ismailia International Film Festival for documentaries and shorts will hold a press conference to announce the details of the upcoming session of the festival on Sunday April 4 at 4 p.m.

Hosted at the Conference Hall of the Supreme Council of Culture, the press conference will be led by critic Essam Zakaria.

The Ismailia Festival will be organized by the National Cinema Center under the chairmanship of Khalid Abdel Jalil, advisor to the minister of culture for cinema. The festival will run from April 10 to 16.

For the first time, the main focus of the festival's 21st edition is the production of documentary and short films, where light will be shed on the entire process from production to distribution and marketing.

For his part, critic Essam Zakaria exposed that a number of Egyptian, Arab and international pioneers in the field of documentary and short film production will be honored.

Zakaria declared that, for the first time, two major judging panels will be set up for the festival, one for long feature films, and another for short feature and animation films, to alleviate the pressure on the judging panel of the festival.

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