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

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Moderated by Bushra Abdallah Rozza

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

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.