Ismailia Festival for Documentary and Short Films unveils poster for the 22nd session
The management of the Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentary and Short Films revealed the poster of its 22nd session, to be held during the period from 19 to 25 May next headed by film critic Essam Zakaria. The poster derives its design from the environment in which the festival is held, which is the governorate of Ismailia and its connection to the Suez Canal, where the poster includes a ship crosses the cannal and carries the festival’s 22 sessions and embraces the Ismailia Governorate for all cinematic cultures of the different countries participating in the festival.
The poster designed by Hadeer Al-Sajai, and the festival management is expected to announce all the details of the next session, in the coming days.
The critic Essam Zakaria, president of the Ismailia Festival, confirmed that the final touches are being put for the main program which consisting of the main competitions known for long and short documentary films, short fictional works and animation films, as well as special programs, including the Animation Film Program and its most important schools in the world currently, where a day will be allocated for each A school from which to display its films and explain its most important characteristics and features that distinguish it, pointing out that animation is one of the three main pillars of the festival and the time has come to pay more attention to it and shed light on it and to inform the audience and filmmakers also about the boom that it has witnessed and the tremendous developments that have taken place in the world, especially since we did not, unfortunately, keep pace.
It is noteworthy that the Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentary and Short Films is held annually by the National Film Center, headed by screenwriter Muhammad Al-Basousi, in Ismailia Governorate.
The Ismailia International Film Festival is one of the oldest festivals in the Arab world, and the first Arab festivals that specialize in documentaries and shorts films, as its first sessions began in 1991.