About El Gouna Film Festival

El Gouna Film Festival’s mission is to showcase a diverse range of films, catering to a creative and well-versed audience. Designed for artists and filmmakers, GFF aspires to champion better communication between cultures through the art of filmmaking, connecting filmmakers from the region with their international counterparts in the spirit of cooperation and cultural exchange. 

The Festival is dedicated to the discovery of new voices and strives to be a catalyst for the development of cinema in the Arab world, particularly through its industry segment, CineGouna Platform. Inspired by El Gouna’s diverse culture and picturesque environment, GFF is nestled in the midst of a groundbreaking cultural hub and the spectacular structure of the Gouna Conference and Cultural Centre. 


Despite one of the most turbulent and challenging years, GFF brought light in uncertain times, adapting to the new global reality. 

Gearing up for its Fifth Edition, El Gouna Film Festival has secured its standing as an essential pillar of the film industry & certainly one of the leading film festivals in the MENA region.

Since its inception, GFF has remained committed to its objective to foster communication between cultures & filmmakers to benefit the industry and our region.

The festival presented a selection of the newest films from around the globe and hosted established and emerging filmmakers. The program will include three competitive sections (Feature Narrative Competition, Feature Documentary Competition, and Short Films Competition) an Official selection out of competition and a section devoted to special programs. The festival will give special attention to films with humanitarian content.

In parallel to the screenings, the festival will organize the “CineGouna platform”, which is a creative and business hub designed to support Egyptian and Arab talents where a wide range of meetings will be organized between Arab and international directors, producers, and distributors with the aim of enhancing business opportunities for the Arab cinema. In addition, the event will present round-tables, workshops, panels, and masterclasses.