Misr International Films (MIF) is happy to launch its latest initiative “Zawya”, a series of art-house cinema screens across the country.

By making use of already existing film theaters, Zawya will screen an alternative selection of films from the Arab region, Europe and the rest of the world.

Zawya’s program will focus on local independent films to encourage and promote the work of young Egyptian and Arab filmmakers.

In addition to theatrical releases, Zawya’s program will include special events, retrospectives, film discussions and master classes throughout the year.

Zawya will also give special attention to the concept of “Education and Cinema”, developing a strong educational program in collaboration with schools and universities in Egypt.

This initiative builds on the “Panorama of the European Film”, launched in Cairo in 2004 by MIF, which has since then become one of the most awaited cinema rendez-vous for all cinephiles, industry professionals and expatriates in Cairo.

Zawya will open on the 12th of March in the newly renovated Cinema Odeon, located in Downtown Cairo, which will act as Zawya’s first permanent venue.