Article 1:

SSFF is an annual exceptional cinema showing classic and contemporary cinema. The Egyptian Ministry of Culture is the main sponsor of the festival with the strong support of other official and private organizations


Article 2:

The 4th  SSFF will be held during the period of June 20-26, 2020


Article 3:

A selection committee comprised of a number of critics and filmmakers will select the films under the supervision of the Artistic Director. The section under which the film will be screened is to be determined after the approval of the artistic director and the festival’s executive committee.


Article 4:

Sections of the Festival:

4.1 Official Competition of Long Films (Documentaries/Narratives)

4.2 Official Competition of Short Films (Documentaries/Narratives)

4.2 Out of competition

– Panorama

– Tribute

-Special Presentations


Article 5: participation Conditions

1. Competitions 

· The deadline for submissions and sent through festival’s online form not after April 1, 2020


Article 6:

 Regulations for films in competition

· Films must not have been shown in Egyptian festivals or cinemas prior to festival’s dates

· Films must have been produced in 2019-2020

· Films will be screened in their original version with subtitles in English/Arabic


Article 7: Juries

The festival administration annually selects the jury members.

  • Juries will be composed of prominent personalities in the film world

  • No member of the jury must have participated in a way or another in the production or any commercial business of any participating film.

  • No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection and until the closing of the festival.

  • Each participating film at the festival will be screened no more than 2 times

  • During the festival, the film will be only screened in festival dedicated projection cinemas.

  • The festival shall preserve the copies of received films from the day of arrival until their reshipment.

  • All above conditions and dates are mandatory.

The Festival will bear the shipping charges from the source of the print to Cairo and the cost of reshipping within two weeks of the closing of the festival. The festival will also bear the cost of storage, insurance, and transportation, in Cairo.

The festival will ensure insurance coverage of the film copy upon arrival at Cairo International airport and until its reshipment. In the event of film loss, the festival’s responsibility is limited to the value of 250 $ for a digital copy. Any loss claims must be sent to the festival within one month of the closing of the festival or the claim might be rejected by the insurance company.

The submission of a film to the festival and signature of the submission form means that the producer or company submitting the film accepts all of the aforementioned regulations and conditions of the festival.


Article 10: The Regulations and their interpretation

The festival president is the only person authorized to clarify any matter not clarified in these regulations.

  • The festival management reserves the right to act as it sees fit on any matter not addressed by these regulations.

  • These regulations were issued in Arabic then translated to English and French and they are subject to Egyptian law

  • In case of conflicting interpretations, the Arabic version will prevail.