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Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival D-CAF 2014

The annual Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) is a multidisciplinary festival taking place between 20 March and 11 April in several venues in downtown Cairo, with this year’s edition also stretching to Alexandria.

The programme includes performances, talks, film screenings, workshops and a large-scale exhibition.

 

Thursday 20 March

 

12pm    smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo

8pm      Opening Night Film: Underground/On the Surface, Radio Cinema

10pm    Islam Chipsy (Egypt) / SKIP&DIE (Netherlands), Sherazade Nightclub

Friday 21 March 


 

12pm    smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo

2pm      EE Dance Studio, Invisible Boundaries (Egypt), in front of the Egyptian Stock Exchange (Borsa)

3pm      The100Hands, Running Running Nucleus (Netherlands/Egypt), in front of the Egyptian Stock Exchange (Borsa)

5pm      Lotte Sigh, Remind Me (Denmark), the GrEEk Campus, AUC

5pm      Ex Nihilo, Mashy (France/Egypt), the GrEEk Campus, AUC

6pm      I’ll Dance While You’re Dancing & We Will Have Danced Together (USA), the GrEEk Campus, AUC

8pm      Billy Cowie, Art of Movement (UK), Hotel Viennoise

9pm      Francophone Short Films (First Evening), the GrEEk Campus, AUC

Saturday 22 March 


 

12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo

5pm     Lotte Sigh, Remind Me (Denmark), the GrEEk Campus, AUC

5pm     Ex Nihilo, Mashy (France/Egypt), the GrEEk Campus, AUC

6pm     I’ll Dance While You’re Dancing & We Will Have Danced Together (USA), the GrEEk Campus, AUC

8pm     Billy Cowie, Art of Movement (UK), Hotel Viennoise

Sunday 23 March 


 

12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo

2pm     EE Dance Studio, Invisible Boundaries (Egypt), Alfy Bey St

3pm     The100Hands, Running Running Nucleus (Netherlands/Egypt), Alfy Bey St

7pm     Billy Cowie, Art of Movement (UK), Hotel Viennoise

9pm     La nuit qu’on suppose – The Night We Suppose (Belgium, 2013), Odeon Cinema

Monday 24 March 


 

12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo

7pm     Billy Cowie, Art of Movement (UK), Hotel Viennoise

9pm     Left Foot Right Foot (Switzerland, 2013), Odeon Cinema

Tuesday 25 March 


 

12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo

7pm     Billy Cowie, Art of Movement (UK), Hotel Viennoise

9pm     Alphée des étoiles – Alphée of the Stars (Canada, 2012), Odeon Cinema

Wednesday 26 March 


 

12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo

7pm     Billy Cowie, Art of Movement (UK), Hotel Viennoise

9pm     Un mois en thailande - One Month In Thailand (Romania, 2012), Odeon Cinema

Thursday 27 March 


 

12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo

7pm     Billy Cowie, Art of Movement (UK), Hotel Viennoise

9pm     Les grandes ondes - Longwave (Switzerland/France/Portugal,2013), Odeon Cinema

10pm   RINSE.FM & 100Copies presents Cairo Calling (UK/Egypt), Sherazade Nightclub

Friday 28 March 


 

12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo

8pm     Edit Kaldor, C’est du Chinois (Netherlands), Falaki Theatre

9pm     Francophone Short Films (Second Evening), the GrEEk Campus, AUC

Saturday 29 March 


 

12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo

2pm     EE Dance Studio, Invisible Boundaries (Egypt), Alexandria (Venue TBC)

3pm     The100Hands, Running Running Nucleus (Netherlands/Egypt), Alexandria (Venue TBC)

6pm     I’ll Dance While You’re Dancing & We Will Have Danced Together (USA), Alexandria (Venue TBC)

9pm     Left Foot Right Foot (Switzerland, 2013), Odeon Cinema

8pm     Edit Kaldor, C’est du Chinois (Netherlands), Falaki Theatre

Sunday 30 March 


 

12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo

12pm   Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway

9pm     Alphée des étoiles – Alphée of the Stars (Canada, 2012), Odeon Cinema

Monday 31 March 


 

12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo

9pm     La nuit qu’on suppose – The Night We Suppose (Belgium, 2013), Odeon Cinema

12pm   Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway

Tuesday 1 April 


 

12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo

9pm     Les grandes ondes - Longwave (Switzerland/France/Portugal,2013), Odeon Cinema

12pm   Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway

6pm     Baladilab, Take a coffee with your heritage, Viennoise Hotel

 

Wednesday 2 April 


 

12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo

9pm     Un mois en Thailande - One Month In Thailand (Romania, 2012), Odeon Cinema

12pm   Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway

Thursday 3 April 


 

12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo

12pm   Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway

3pm     Is Art Important? Discussion Series: Why is Art SO Important? The GrEEk Campus, AUC

7pm     Violence lointaine (Egypt/France/DR Congo), Theatre TBC

8pm     Ahmed El Attar, The Last Supper (Egypt), Falaki Theatre

10pm   El Manzouma (Egypt) / One Be Lo (USA) / Hello Psychaleppo (Syria/Lebanon), Sherazade Nightclub

Friday 4 April

 

10am   Footnotes to Hassan Khan exhibition (related programmes), Kodak Passageway

12pm   Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway

12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo

2pm     EE Dance Studio, Invisible Boundaries (Egypt), in front of the Egyptian Stock Exchange (Borsa)

3pm     The100Hands, Running Running Nucleus (Netherlands/Egypt), in front of the Egyptian Stock Exchange (Borsa)

3pm     Discussion Series: Art and the Political, the GrEEk Campus, AUC - Is Art Important?

6pm     Violence lointaine (Egypt/France/DR Congo), Theatre TBC

8pm     Yasmine Hamdan (Lebanon)/Fayrouz Karawya & Ismael (Egypt), Qasr Al-Nil Theatre

8pm     Ahmed El Attar, The Last Supper (Egypt), Falaki Theatre

 

Saturday 5 April

 

12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo

12pm   Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway

3pm     Is Art Important? Discussion Series: Creating Art in Time of Adversity (Syrian Focus), the GrEEk Campus, AUC

6pm     Damascus Theatre Lab, It Happened Tomorrow (Syria), Rawabet Theatre

8pm     Dance Double Bill (Egypt/France), Falaki Theatre

9pm     El Warsha Double Bill: Zawaya & The Hour of Curfew (Egypt), El Warsha

 

Sunday 6 April

 

12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo

12pm   Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway

1pm     Ahmed El Attar, On the Importance of Being an Arab (Egypt), Rawabet Theatre

3pm     Is Art Important? Discussion Series: Contemporary Middle-Eastern Art from International Perspective, the GrEEk Campus, AUC

6pm     Damascus Theatre Lab, It Happened Tomorrow (Syria), Rawabet Theatre

7pm     Teatro Egyptian Independent Theatre, No Exit (Egypt), Hosapeer Theatre

9pm     Dance Double Bill (Egypt/France), Falaki Theatre

9pm     Francophone Short Films (Third Evening), Odeon Cinema

 

Monday 7 April

 

12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo

12pm   Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway

7pm     Teatro Egyptian Independent Theatre, No Exit (Egypt), Hosapeer Theatre

 

Tuesday 8 April

 

12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo

12pm   Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway

7pm     Cie L'Entreprise, Le Prince Séquestré (France/Egypt), El Warsha

 

Wednesday 9 April

 

12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo

12pm   Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway

6pm     Footnotes to Hassan Khan exhibition (related programmes), Cairo Atelier

7pm     Cie L'Entreprise, Le Prince Séquestré (France/Egypt), El Warsha

8pm     La Voix Est Libre (France), Falaki Theatre

 

Thursday 10 April

 

12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo

12pm   Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway

 

Friday 11 April

 

12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo

12pm   Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway

3pm     Film Masterclass, the GrEEk Campus, AUC

9pm     La Voix Est Libre (France), Sherazade Nightclub

 

Venues:

 

Cairo Atelier: 2 Karim Al-Dawla Street, Downtown, Cairo

Al-Borsa (Egyptian Stock Exchange): 4A Al-Sherifein Street, Downtown, Cairo

Falaki Theare: 24 Falaki Street, Downtown, Cairo

GrEEK Campus: Youssef Al-Guindy Street, Downtown, Cairo

Hotel Viennoise: 11 Mahmoud Bassiouny Street, Downtown, Cairo

Kodak Building: 20 Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo

Odeon Cinema: Abdel-Hamid Street, Off Talaat Harb Street, Downtown, Cairo

Qasr Al-Nil Theare: 6 Qasr Al-Nil Street, Downtown, Cairo

Radio Cinema: 24 Talaat Harb Street, Downtown, Cairo

Rawabet Theatre: 3 Hussein Al-Maamar Street, off Mahmoud Bassiouny Street, Downtown, Cairo

Sherazade Nightclub: Alfi Bey Street, off Oraby Square, Downtown, Cairo.

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