Oriental Weavers Backs the 35th Cairo International Film Festival

December 1, 2012

Oriental Weavers’ Plush Red Carpet Receives Stars at the Grand Opening

Cairo, Egypt, December 2012: Oriental Weavers (OW), one of the world’s most recognized brands in the machine woven and carpet industry, provided Egypt’s renowned Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) with 1,800 sqm2 of red carpet for the grand ceremony at the citadel. A strong supporter of the arts in Egypt, OW is a Gold sponsor of this acclaimed event running from November 28th to December 7th at the Cairo Opera House.

“We are tremendously proud to take the lead in supporting the iconic CIFF; placing Egypt on the global agenda of the world’s foremost cultural events.” said Mrs. Yasmine Khamis “Political unrest severely challenged this year’s edition making our contribution even more critical to ensure that it successfully takes place. As the manufacturer of first-class carpets worldwide, OW is committed to sharing with the world Egypt’s beauty, and there is no better way to do so than by supporting Egypt’s legendary artistic and cultural scenes.”

“Nearly 64 countries are participating in the 35th CIFF, widely considered as an important window of opportunity across the global cinema industry,” said Mr. Ezzat Abou-Ouf, CIFF President. “This year, CIFF is hosting three first-time participants; Croatia, Venezuela, and Azerbaijan. By driving even more international participation, we create a wonderful platform whereby influential artists get to know Egyptian cinema as much as we get to know them. We would like to extend our deep appreciation for OW’s ongoing support that has played a major role in making this year’s edition possible.”