‘The Girls Who Burned The Night’ to have its world premiere as part of the Cinema for Tomorrow competition at Cairo International Film Festival



Sun, 29 Nov 2020 - 03:52 GMT


Sun, 29 Nov 2020 - 03:52 GMT

File: The movie poster.

File: The movie poster.




CAIRO - 29 November 2020: “The Girls Who Burned The Night” will have its world premiere as part of the Cinema for Tomorrow competition at the 42nd edition of Cairo International Film Festival.

The film which is directed by Saudi director Sara Mesfer is scheduled to be screened at CIFF which will kick off from December 2-10.


Also, the official poster and trailer of the film are announced as part of its pre-release campaign.



The film follows two young sisters on an engagement night after one of them decides to go to the grocery shop but gets denied, which leads to an unexpected turn of events in a violent way.


“The Girls Who Burned The Night” starring Jana Qamari & Haya Marabi, produced by Jowaher Alamri, Co-producer Raghad Bajbaa, associate producer Khaled Moeit, production designer Ethar Bameer, written and directed Sara Mesfer.


Sara Mesfer is a Saudi Director based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She holds a bachelor degree in Cinematic Art from Effat University, Saudi Arabia. 

She started her journey working in different roles in films that participated in local and international film festivals.


In 2018 she wrote and directed her first short film “Balcony".


In 2019 she Wrote and Produced “Quareer Chapter Three” A short film that is part of a Collective Feature Film that highlights five different stages of a woman’s life in Saudi Arabia. 

Sara Wrote and Directed her short “The Girls who Burned The Night” Followed by her participation as a Writer and Director of “Al Dabah” in “Becoming” Omnibus Feature with four female directors by the support of Red Sea international film Festival in 2020.


In the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, CIFF has changed its date to take place from December 2-10.

The 42nd edition will be held under strict WHO-approved precautionary measures taken by the Egyptian government.
Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) is one of the oldest cultural events in Africa and the Middle East, and is one of the 15 festivals in Africa and the Middle East to be accorded category “A” status by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) in Paris.

CIFF will grant the Golden Pyramid to veteran screen writer Waheed Hamed and Faten Hamam Award to Egyptian superstar Mona Zaki”.


CIFF head head Mohamed Hefzy announced that the festival will honor veteran writer Christopher Hampton.


Hefzy said that the 42nd edition houses 84 films.


20 films will have their world premiere at Cairo Film Festival”.


CIFF this year will celebrate the passage of a century on Federico Fellini birth with organizing an exhibition to him.


The upcoming edition will witness the release of three new awards.


Watch iT will present a new Award worth 5000$ and Nut Award which is amounted to 10000$ will be presented for the best movie discussing women issues.

The acclaimed Russian filmmaker Alexander Sokurov will be the head of the jury members and veteran actress Lebleba will serve as a jury member.




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