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The National Center for Cinema is intensifying its preparations for the 22nd edition of the Ismailia International Festival for Documentary and Short Films, headed by critic Essam Zakaria, during the period from 8 to 14 April. Dr. Souad Shawky, President of the National Center for Cinema, said that this year’s session will witness greater interest in workshops and youth. , Especially students from the High Institute of Cinema and the Academy of Arts, so that they can watch more films and interact with filmmakers from around the world.
“Souad” indicated that the year of Egypt – Russia 2020 will be celebrated, and there will be a day to celebrate China, in cooperation with the Beijing embassy and the Chinese Cultural Center, and focus on the folklore of that ancient civilization. She announced that the Ismailia Festival will honor this year the film critic Kamal Ramzy, and the critic Essam Zakaria, the head of the Ismailia Festival, said that the Film Watch Committees have finished their work and started setting up the main program consisting of the main competitions known for long and short documentaries, short fiction films and animation films, as well as programs Private schools, including the animation program and its most important schools in the world today, where each day will be allocated for each school to display its films.