About the Panorama

The Panorama of the European Film is an annual event that showcases award-winning feature and documentary productions from across Europe.

Launched in 2004, the Panorama has attracted an increasing number of spectators due to the quality and uncensored nature of films, the rich exchanges and debates with international guests.  

The 7th edition of the Panorama will propose new sections and expand its educational program. The screenings will take place from the 19th to the 29th of November at the new art-house cinema Zawya in Downtown, and Cinema Galaxy in Manial.

This year the selection will include:

European Cinema: This section will gather European films from the past two years that gained global recognition through international festivals, as well as independent productions. With films coming from all over Europe, the selection aims at illustrating the richness and diversity of its cinema.

Selected Dutch Shorts: A selection of the newest best Dutch short films: experimental, fiction, documentary and animated films. Made by experienced filmmakers and new talent.

Emerging Directors: For the third year, this section will provide a platform for young filmmakers, presenting their innovative and significant work.

Documentary Rendez-Vous: Well received since the birth of the Panorama, this year’s section proposes documentaries discussing a large array of topics, reflecting human nature and the state of our contemporary world.

Swiss Focus – Telling Migration: This year, the Panorama will focus on Swiss cinema, specifically documentaries addressing the topics of migration and identity. It will introduce films from young directors, as well as present the work of those already acknowledged.

Carte Blanche: Established this year, this section will showcase three films that had an impact on three Egyptian filmmakers, as a way to share what influenced their vision of cinema.

Wim Wenders Retrospective: Wim Wenders, internationally known for his work as a director, will be honored this year through a retrospective of three films, including his last film awarded at Cannes Film Festival this year.

Panorama Classics: This section is a way to remember films that marked the world of cinema. Recently restored, two of Pierre Etaix’s films will be presented to the audience.