As the 45th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival approaches, it is with great pleasure that we unveil the appointment of the renowned Bosnian director Danis Tanović as the president of the Official Competition Jury. This choice is made in a concerted effort to draw in prominent figures from the global film industry to take part in the festival, with the aim is to foster a platform for the exchange of experiences among emerging Egyptian, Arab, and international filmmakers who are participating in the event.