Organised by the non-profit collective Medrar for Contemporary Art, the 7th edition of the Cairo Video Festival runs from 10 – 25 December 2015, showcasing a selection of video art and experimental films by 116 artists from 38 countries, with 24 works handpicked by Medrar’s team from among the works of Egyptian and international artists.
The screening programme takes place every other day at Zawya Cinema in Downtown Cairo and the French Institute in Mounira. Besides the screenings, the festival features two ongoing exhibitions of films in both Medrar for Contemporary Art in Garden City and the Contemporary Image Collective in Downtown.
Highlights of this year’s programme include Marina Abramović’s The Scream, (Serbia, 2014), Adel Abidin’s Three Love Songs, (Iraq, 2010) and Vincent Borcard’s War (Switzerland, 2014-2015). The Festival will also feature works by several Egyptian artists including: Ahmed Ghoneimy, Ahmed Shawky, Emad Maher, Hadeer Omar, Mark Lotfy, Malak Helmy, Mohamed Nour, Nork Zakarian, and Omar El Zohairy.
On closing night, there will be a panel discussion at Medrar with several video artists reflecting on the festival and talking about video art and experimental films from the region.
18 December 2015