El Gouna



Sep 22-29 2017

CineGouna Platform

CineGouna Platform is a creative and business hub established with the aim of nurturing and supporting the most promising talents of Egyptian and Arab cinema. The platform will incubate two initiatives; CineGouna Springboard and CineGouna Bridge.  

CineGouna Springboard

CineGouna Springboard is the business side of CineGouna Platform.  It will offer a unique opportunity designed to find creative and financial support for Arab film directors and producers with films in development or in postproduction.

During the first part of the event, filmmakers, and producers of films in development will meet with professionals to help them in the writing and co-producing process, while those involved with films in postproduction (works in progress) will receive advice on how to pitch and package the films.

The second half of CineGouna Springboard will be devoted to meetings with potential co-producers and sales agents selected among the best and most active professionals. Projects will be selected by the El Gouna Film Festival board of experts. A jury of international professionals will award the best project in development.

CineGouna Bridge

CineGouna Bridge will be the platform for dialogue among different international cinematic voices and will serve as a link between filmmakers from the Arab world and their international counterparts, presenting round-tables, workshops, and masterclasses. It will also include special panel discussions with the experts and key players in the film industry, covering a wide range of subjects such as conventional and innovative platforms for distribution, new co-production possibilities and international collaborations.