The Cairo 48-Hour Film Project - 2015

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The Cairo 48-Hour Film Project - 2015

The 48 Hour Film returns once again to Cairo on October 22nd, 2015 for the 4th consecutive year. The most popular film making competition in the world which has become a huge success in Cairo will invite filmmakers of all different ages, backgrounds and levels of experience to take on the challenge of making a short film, from scratch, in only 48 hours.

Each year, approximately teams compete, with the support of Canon Middle East, MAD Solutions and Darb1718 for a wild and sleepless weekend where hundreds of filmmakers take to the streets to complete their short films in less than 48 hours. In 2014, the Cairo finalist, "Tarrot", made by "Nawash" won the "Best Film" in Cairo and was featured at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood where it competed against 130 other city winners. Their film was also selected to the Cannes ٍShort Film Corner as one of the best 15 films of 2014's 48-hour Film Project -marking the first time a film from Cairo achieves this unprecedented landmark.

The Project will kick off on October 22nd this year, and it will once again give the local filmmaking community a chance to challenge themselves and challenge each other in what has become, by far, the most exciting and anticipated filmmaking competition in the region. In addition, some of the best films from previous years will be screened on Sunday 18 October at 07:30 pm in Zawya.

It is a unique concept and opportunity that encourages the community to collaborate, create, and network to have the most fun possible in crafting a short film. We anticipate that the project will continue to grow in popularity.


On Thursday, October 22th, participating teams will gather at Darb1718 in the Beautiful old city of Cairo where they will be given a genre, a character, a prop, and a line of dialogue. They must work all these elements into their film. Films submitted even 1-second late on October 24th will be disqualified.

The three top films will be awarded professional Cameras packages our imaging sponsor Canon Middle East:

First prize: A 3000 EGP worth Cannon Camera
Second prize: A 2000 EGP worth Cannon Camera
Third prize: A 1000 EGP worth Cannon Camera

The Best Film from Cairo will then be awarded and will be in the running for top honors in Hollywood at the Filmapalooza Festival, the 48 Hour Film Project's annual international film festival. The top 15 films from this international event will screen at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner.

For more info and links please contact, Mo Rida:

Middle East City Producer - The 48-Hour Film Project-



To register your team for this year, or for more Info about Cairo 48Hour Film Project, visit:

To see last year's winning film in Cairo can be seen here:

In all, more than 4,000 films will be created as part of the 2015 competition. The challenge will take over the streets of Cairo from October 22nd to October 24th, 2015. The idea is that teams of local filmmakers have 48 hours to collaborate to make a short 4 to 7 minute film. They write it, they shoot it, and they edit it - All in one weekend.

For the 4th year in Cairo, filmmakers will get a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre, all to include in their films - which they have only 48 hours time to create. Every completed film will screen on the following weekend, October -29th at Darb1718 - Followed by an awards ceremony to announce this year's winners, and to crown the top film that will attend Filmapalooza and compete internationally.

In 2001, The 48 Hour Film Project started as a local film challenge amongst friends. Since then, it has since evolved into a global phenomenon and the world's largest filmmaking competition, which includes Cairo for the 4th year running.

This year, The 48 Hour Film Project will tour nearly 130 cities, challenging more than 50,000 people to complete an entire film from writing and casting to filming and editing in a mere 48 hours!