Zawya Cinema and Distribution
Category: Arts and Culture Entrepreneurship - ACE
Field of Work: Cinema
Management Team: Youssef Shazli and Ahmed Sobky
Misr International Films (MIF) launched Zawya in March 2014 as one of Egypt's first art-house cinemas, located in Downtown's Cinema Odeon in Cairo. Zawya's mission is to provide an alternative to the commercial film experience in Egypt and to celebrate and promote the artistic elements of the medium, thus catering to an increasing demand for local and international arthouse films. It provides a platform for emerging local and Arab filmmakers with a focus on local independent films to encourage. Having organized screenings in multiple venues outside of Cairo, Zaywa aims to eventually grow into a series of cinema screens spread out across the country.