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The 36th Cairo International Film Festival is scheduled to conclude on Tuesday night in a closing ceremony at the Giza Pyramids' Sound and Light Show area.
The festival, ongoing since November 9, hosted a large number of Egyptian, Arab and international actors and artists. It was also attended by Egypt's Culture Minister Gaber Asfour and Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou. The festival will conclude with announcing the results of the International Award. Sixteen films are competing for the award, representing 14 countries. Egypt is represented by the film "Bab al-Wadaa" (The Farewell Door), a silent feature film directed by Karim Hanafi. The festival was not held twice since the January 2011 uprising which toppled former President Hosni Mubarak. It was cancelled in 2011 and 2013 due to political instability. Source: Aswat Masriya 19 November 2014

TRACE has announced that its entertainment TV channel for sport and celebrity lovers, TRACE Sport Stars DStv channel 188, is available to new fans across Africa as it moved from Premium to the DStv Compact Plus, Compact & Family packages. With this new deal, TRACE Sport Stars increased its reach in the African market, underlining its point of reference for the young and the young-at-heart, while broadening its appeal to advertisers and brands.