Every week, the IFE in Cairo invites to its weekly cinema screening, “le cinéma”. Screenings are also organized in Alexandria and Heliopolis.
The Institute has partnered up with several film festivals through the provision of films, inviting directors, and the award of grants. The Institute notably supports the Panorama of the European film festival ever since its creation, on a bilateral basis but also as part of the EUNIC cluster (grouping of EU member states’ cultural institutes and services of present in Egypt). The Institute also accompanies the International Cairo Film Festival notably by inviting French participants (actors, producers, directors, etc.).
Lastly, the French Institute in Egypt hosts and supports the Animatex animation film festival.
The Institute is also eager to support the training of future Egyptian directors, notably by organizing master classes and the residency program.
Lastly, the IFE supports the presence of Egyptian films and directors in numerous French festivals (Cannes International Film Festival, Cinéma du Réel, AFLAM, etc.).
The IFE also lends its support to the broadcasting industry, including figures in the Egyptian media landscape, mostly independent and sometimes francophone, and who are primarily interested in new digital electronic media.