News

Tuesday ,22 of September 2020
It is with heavy hearts that we bid farewell to the exceptional DOP, Samir Bahzan, who passed away today, leaving his unique cinematic legacy as our only consolation
Thursday ,17 of September 2020
the festival is proud to announce the latest additions to the rich selection of films participating in its 4th edition, scheduled to take place from October 23-31, 2020 at the resort town of El Gouna
Sunday ,13 of September 2020
This is the third time a GFF feature selection wins the Lion of The Future Award, following Amjad Abu Alala’s You Will Die at Twenty in 2019 and The Day I Lost My Shadow by Soudade Kaadan in 2018
Saturday ,12 of September 2020
Venice Days, the independent film festival section of Venice International Film Festival has announced the award winners of its 17th edition, and we are happy to announce that three of GFF’s  2020 feature narrative line-up scooped the top three awards
Wednesday ,9 of September 2020
El Gouna Film Festival (GFF) continues to build on the collaborations it has initiated to empower Arab filmmakers, promote projects and films at various stages and enhance co-production and distribution opportunities, especially outside the Arab world
Tuesday ,8 of September 2020
El Gouna Film Festival (GFF) celebrates the success of another CineGouna Platform (CGP) alumnus and is happy to announce that Ameen Nayfeh’s film 200 Meters will be part of the feature narrative competition at the upcoming 4th edition of the festival
Friday ,4 of September 2020
Following its world premiere in the Horizon section of the currently running 77th Venice Film Festival, we are excited to announce that The Man Who Sold His Skin by Tunisian director Kaouther Ben Hania will have its MENA premiere during the upcoming 4th edition of GFF
Thursday ,3 of September 2020
The film was crowned as Best Feature Film at the inaugural edition of the Amman International Film Festival – Awal Film (AIFF)
Wednesday ,2 of September 2020
The latest news comes from Moroccan director Maryam Touzani’s Adam, selected to open the 10th Malmö Arab Film Festival (MAFF)
Tuesday ,25 of August 2020
The Arab art and culture industry lost one of its iconic figures, Moroccon artist and former minister, Touria Jabrane
Monday ,17 of August 2020
For the 4th year in a row, the business and industry-oriented platform continues its mission to support regional projects through CineGouna SpringBoard, the project development and co-production lab which has received 99 submissions for its 2020 edition—65 projects in development and 34 films in post-production
Friday ,14 of August 2020
Today we mourn the loss of iconic Egyptian actress Shwikar, who passed away at the age of 85
Sunday ,9 of August 2020
The 4th edition of GFF continues to programme unique movies as well as newly discovered cinematic voices
Tuesday ,28 of July 2020
The latest addition to the list of acclaimed CGP projects is Kaouther Ben Hania’s The Man Who Sold His Skin, that has been announced in the official line-up of the forthcoming 77th Venice Film Festival
Friday ,24 of July 2020
Venice Days, the independent Venice Film Festival sidebar, has announced Palestinian feature 200 Meters among its in competition line-up for the forthcoming 77th edition of the festival
Wednesday ,15 of July 2020
At El Gouna Film Festival (GFF), the operations team is putting in place several plans that will ensure—first and foremost—the safety of all festival participants and guests
Saturday ,11 of July 2020
We are profoundly sad to announce that the world of art has lost veteran dancer, choreographer and actor, Mahmoud Reda
Wednesday ,8 of July 2020
It is with deep sorrow we bid farewell to iconic Italian maestro and Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone who died aged 91
Saturday ,4 of July 2020
Important reminder for those who would like to submit their films in post-production to the 4th edition of CineGouna Platform; interested filmmakers can submit their films till July 10, 2020
Thursday ,2 of July 2020
CineGouna SpringBoard, GFF’s industry arm, has decided to reopen the submissions for projects in development one more week. Interested candidates still have the chance to submit their works till July 9, 2020