The mission of El Gouna Film Festival is to showcase a diverse selection of films for a passionate and
knowledgeable audience and to foster better communication between different cultures through
the art of filmmaking. The spirit of the Festival is one of discovery; it strives to be a catalyst for the
development of Cinema in the Arab World, particularly through its industry segment, CineGouna
A creative hub for minds and markets, the CineGouna Platform is a filmmakers/industry oriented
event created with the objective of nurturing and strengthening promising Egyptian and Arab
cinema projects & filmmakers and to help them find artistic and financial support. The CineGouna
Platform presents programme initiatives such as the CineGouna Bridge and the CineGouna
Springboard that provide opportunities for learning through filmmaking workshops, panel
discussions, roundtables and master classes with experts in the field of Cinema.
CineGouna Bridge is a meeting point and a forum for dialogue between different cinematic voices
and serves as a link between filmmakers from the Arab world and their international counterparts.
CineGouna Springboard is a project development and a co-production lab that provides
opportunities to find creative and financial support for Arab film directors and producers with films
in development or in post-production.
For the 2nd edition of CineGouna Platform, El Gouna Film Festival will accept submissions of feature
narrative and feature documentaries projects in development as well as films in post-production
beginning April 19, 2018.
The deadline for receipt of submissions is July 22, 2018. The results will be announced on August,
Submit your film here