September 23

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

September 23

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Masterclass by Jean-Jacques Annaud

Moderated by Keith Shiri

September 23

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Moderated by Dora Bouchoucha

September 23

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

September 24

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In cooperation with DigiSay (a media company based in Egypt)

Moderated by Liz Shackleton

September 24

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Moderated by Jay Weissberg

 

September 25

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Masterclass by Paul Haggis
Moderated by Teresa Cavina

September 25

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Moderated by Deborah Young

September 26

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Moderated by Amir Ramses

September 26

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Moderated by Paul Miller

September 27

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

A Conversation with Gianfranco Angelucci
Moderated by Raman Chawla

September 27

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and American Film Showcase
Masterclass by Keith Fulton and Lou Pepe
Moderated by Karim El Shenawy

September 28

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

in cooperation with the Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute (DEDI/Cairo) and
International Media Support (IMS)
Moderated by Hans Chr. Korsholm Nielsen, Director of DEDI

September 28

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Moderated by Bushra Abdallah Rozza

CineGouna Bridge 2017 Highlights

In the first round of El Gouna Film Festival, CineGouna Bridge successfully presented round-tables, workshops, masterclasses, and 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, possibilities and international collaborations.

Renowned masters of their crafts have been invited to deliver some important masterclasses including: “Creative Collaboration: Developing a Unique Vision and Language” by Oussama Fawzi and Mahmoud Hemida, “Film Production: Survival to Success” by Andrea Iervolino, “Acting: The Art of The Craft” by Forest Whitaker and a special filmmaking masterclass by the iconic Oliver Stone.

CineGouna Bridge also organized a number of panels including: “Financing Your Film: Film Funders in Conversation” about the economy of filmmaking and the most effective strategies for financing films. “Evolving Screens: The State of Film Distribution and Exhibition” discussing the comprehensive view of the market for Arab films today. “State of the Environment: Social Impact through Films” addressing the climate change and how storytelling has become the most powerful tool for conservation and understanding global environments.

In collaboration with UNHR, CineGouna Bridge gathered a group of filmmakers along with experts to talk about the urgent issue and crisis of refugees in a panel titled “Refugee Crisis: Social Impact through Films”. Another important panel was “Arab Cinema in the World: Tracing the Festival Circuit” that discussed the place of Arab Cinema in festivals, and gave a deeper glimpse on the exciting yet highly competitive world of international festival circuit and the numerous opportunities it opens up.