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 Platform.
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 is composed of two programmes: CineGouna Bridge and CineGouna SpringBoard.
In its inaugural edition, CineGouna Platform welcomed more than 500 international and regional industry professionals, filmmakers and members of the press, who attended CineGouna Bridge panel discussions, workshops and masterclasses, as well as CineGouna SpringBoard pitch sessions and private meetings.
a project development and a co-production lab that provides opportunities to find creative and financial support for Arab film directors and producers with projects in development or films in post-production.
a meeting point and a forum for dialogue between different cinematic voices and a link between filmmakers from the Arab world and their international counterparts.
Located in the Accreditation Office at TU Berlin, the Information Desk is open from September 20 to 27, from 9:30am to 3:00pm.
CineGouna Premium Lounge
Open only to Premium Badge holders, CineGouna SpringBoard industry guests and filmmakers, and CGP sponsors; the Premium Lounge is available for private meetings between industry guests and filmmakers of participating projects/films.The Lounge is open from September 22 to 27, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Shuttle service is provided from all hotels to TUB every 10 minutes between 9:20 AM and 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM, and 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM.
Additional shuttle buses will leave hotels at 11 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 3:30 PM
*Transportation will also be provided to all cinemas. Please refer to the map in your welcome package for more details about the routes and pickup points.
Entertainment and Dining Guide:
El Gouna is home to a stunning variety and excellent quality of cuisine, with over 100 different dining outlets ranging from fine cuisine to casual dining as well as a variety of cafes and coffee shops. For a list of restaurants, visit https://elgouna.com/dining/
In addition to the informal meetings that take place at the CineGouna Platform Lounge for the duration of the festival, GFF hosts a private reception for distinguished industry delegates and filmmakers to offer them more opportunities to network with each other in a casual and fun environment. If you would like to request an invitation to the CGP Reception, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org