Sponsoring Cairo International Film Festival for Children
1990 - 1999
Since the Cairo International Film Festival for Children was first organized in 1990, ACCD has always participated in it. The Festival was sponsored by ACCD that provides an annual financial support amounting of LE 100,000 for nine years. His Royal Highness Prince Talal Bin Abdel Aziz, President of ACCD also granted financial awards up to LE 100,000 to the best Arabic films participated in the Festival.
ACCD's support has been instrumental in the Festival's success and continuity, in addition ACCD's financial prizes had encouraged film producers to direct their works in favor of childhood and discussing its issues.
Concurrently with the Festival's sessions, ACCD organized a number of seminars on issues related to the industry of children films including:
First Festival in 1990
A Seminar on "Children Films between Realities and Expectations in the Arab World".
Second Festival in 1991
A Seminar on "Code of Ethics for Producers of Children Films".
Third Festival in 1992
A Seminar entitled "A Dialogue between Arab Children and Film Makers", where children participated and expressed their views frankly regarding what is occurring around them.
Fourth Festival in 1993
A Seminar on "Child Rights through Films and TV".
Fifth Festival in 1994
A Roundtable was organized to lay down the basics for a film industry devoted to Arab children. It was organized in collaboration with the National Center for Children Culture, the Egyptian Women Filmmakers Society and Unicef.
Sixth Festival in 1995
A Seminar on "An Arab Cartoon Character", that culminating into a regional competition whose awards were presented by HRH ACCD's President in December 1996.
Seventh Festival in 1997
A Seminar entitled "The Second Step: Making Use of the Arab Cartoon Character".
Eighth Festival in 1998
A Seminar entitled "Child Cinema .. Realities and Future" on the obstacles of establishing an Arab child cinema.
Ninth Festival in 1999
A Seminar entitled "Disabled Child and Developing Society... Cinema Vision".
The Arab Council for Childhood and Development (ACCD) is an Arab non-governmental development organization that has a legal entity and operating in the field of childhood under the presidency of HRH Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Talal Bin Abdul Aziz. ACCD was founded in 1987 upon the initiative of the late HRH Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz...read more