The highly anticipated event among film fanatics, Shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival, is finally back for its 7th edition in Cairo and its 17th edition worldwide. With each cities’ events known as ‘Playgrounds’, we’re super excited for the Cairo Playground that will take place from the 17th to the 20th of October. As usual, Zawya Cinema will host the event. However, KMT House in Maadi will be contributing its space as well this year.

Shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival is a transitional film festival for short films, simultaneously held in multiple cities on five continents. The event is composed of three parts: Shnit Playgrounds, Shnit shorts being screened in cinemas all around the world, and the finale in New York. Besides Cairo, other Playgrounds will be held in San José, Moscow, Hong Kong, Bern, Buenos Aires, and Cape Town.

Like every year, you should be expecting segments consisting of 5-7 short films each, lasting for 60-90 minutes. The worldwide competition brings shorts from other countries, exposing film lovers to fresh, different approaches. The segments we’re most excited about are SHATTA and MADE IN EGYPT, the national competition that sheds light on the wide pool of local talents.

Tickets at Zawya cost EGP 50 each. Meanwhile, entry at KMT House is free, but on a first-come-first-served basis. For the full screening program, click here.