From July 18-29, the program will take place in Cairo, Tanta, Alexandria, and Ismailia.

The second edition of the Summer of (Sun)Screenings program, powered by USAID and hosted by FilmMyDesign (FMD), is a collective ode to cinema. Through a wandering series of film screenings, discussions, masterclasses, and city walks, the festival aims to revisit and shed light on the current understanding of the cinematic space and the relationship between cinema, architecture, and the city.

By leveraging Egypt’s long-standing connection to the film industry, FMD aims to tell inspiring, engaging, and thought-provoking stories on design, architecture, and city life through film.

The line-up features titles from Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, and Argentina; each highlighting a distinct aspect of cinema-going as a social practice shaped by different times and places. Despite their diverse journeys, all the film protagonists share a common passion: their greatest love for Cinema.

Below is the full schedule:

The program is free-access and open to the public; however, registration is required. For more details, visit

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