CineGouna SpringBoard

CineGouna SpringBoard is the project development and co-production lab, where we offer an opportunity to find creative and financial support for Arab film directors and producers with films in development or works-in-progress.


The selected projects of the inaugural edition of the festival are:

Projects in Development:

·        200 Meters, Amin Nayfeh, Palestine

·        The Balcony of Paradise, Amr Abdel Hadi, Jordan

·        The House of Silence, Karim Traïdia, Algeria

·        Backstage, Afef Ben Mahmoud, Morocco

·        Costa Brava, Mounia Akl, Lebanon

·        Five Days of Grace, Saleh Nas, Bahrain

·        Noura in Wonderland, Hinde Boujemaa, Tunisia

·        Abu Zaabal 1989, Bassam Mortada, Egypt

·        Transit, Islam Kamal, Egypt

·        Two Rooms and a Parlor, Sherif El Bendary, Egypt

·        The Seventh Day Butterfly, Karim Hanafy, Egypt

·        The Last Rescue, Tamer Ezzat, Egypt



·        Counting Tiles, Cynthia Shair, Lebanon

·        Hammam Sokhn (Hot Bath), Manal Khaled, Egypt

·        In Search of Essam Abdallah, Yasser Naeem, Egypt

·        Yomeddine, Abu Bakr Shawki, Egypt


The selected projects are presented for a group of 90 international decision makers and industry delegates, CineGouna SpringBoard will facilitate private meetings between the delegates and the filmmakers of the selected projects.

CineGouna SpringBoard’s Jury committee made of Arab and international film experts, to award the best 7 projects the following prizes, made possible with our sponsors and partners:

·        $20,000 from El Gouna Film Festival

·        $10,000 from New Century Production

·        $10,000 from Creative Media Ventures “Ebda3”

·        $5,000 from Mentor Arabia

·        $5,000 from Film Factory

·        $5,000 from Aroma Studios

·        Equivalent of $5,000 of in-kind post production services from Aroma Studios.