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, Tunisia / 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


Works-in-progress:

    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.