Youssef Cherif Rizkallah

Youssef Cherif Rizkallah
© courtesy CIFF, Cairo
Artistic director, Film critic
Column : Cinema/tv

Egyptian Film Critic and Artistic Director.

Youssef Cherif RIZKALLAH is a Film Critic and Artistic Director.

We cannot introduce Youssef Cherif Rizkallah only as a Film Critic, a prominent media figure, the President or the Artistic Director of some of Egypt's major film festivals, or even as an expert in international film cooperations; Rizkallah has left an extensive effect on several generations of young filmmakers and the mainstream audience through his continuous efforts to create opportunities for them to savour all kinds of cinemas from all over the world.
Rizkallah set out on a long career in film criticism of Arabic and foreign films, attending international film festivals and presenting cinema-related programs and TV shows. Rizkallah penned down numerous articles which were published in various regional and international newspapers and magazines. He created Cine Club and Oscar TV programs for the official Egyptian television channel in 1975 and 1980 respectively. Later on, it was only natural for his career to metamorphose into a TV presenter for TV programs which throw the light on the global film scene.
Rizkallah started engaging with the world of cinema in 1978, when he joined Cairo Film Society, becoming its President together with its annual festival from mid 80s to mid 90s (1985-1994). He also assumed the post of the Artistic Secretary of the Cairo International Film Festival since 1978, then …becoming the Artistic Director of the Festival until 2011,then again from 2017 until today.
He was also among the jury in several film festivals such as Strasbourg 1987 and 2012, Milano 1993, Rotterdam 2006 Montpellier 2012.
He worked as an Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the news bulletin in Arabic at the Egyptian Radio and Television Union, which has led to a new position as the Head of Nile TV International channel at the Television Union from 1997 to 2002. Rizkallah was Head of the International Cooperation Department at the Egyptian Media Production City (EMPC) from 2007 to March 2011, after which he was appointed as Head of Cinema Organisation until March 2012. He is also currently holding the position of International Business Development and International Movies Consultant at Al Arabeya for Production and Distribution.

Source: CIFF 2018, Cairo



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