News

Sunday ,1 of August 2021
Attention filmmakers! GFF is pleased to announce that the submission deadline for Films in Post-production of the 5th edition of CineGouna Platform has been extended! Interested candidates still have the chance to submit their works till August 8, 2021. Entry Form and complete information regarding eligibility for submission can be found on the festival’s website.
Friday ,16 of July 2021
Attention filmmakers! GFF is pleased to announce that the submission deadline for projects in development of the 5th edition of CineGouna Platform has been extended! Interested candidates still have the chance to submit their works till July 22, 2021. And a reminder to applicants with films in post-production that the deadline for submission is August 1, 2021. Entry Form and complete information regarding eligibility for submission can be found on the festival’s website.
Wednesday ,14 of July 2021
El Gouna Film Festival is delighted to announce the participation of the Egyptian film Feathers by Omar El Zohairy in the Feature Narrative Competition of its upcoming 5th edition. This follows the movie’s recent world premiere during the 60th Cannes Critics’ Week, where it scooped the €15,000  grand prize.
Friday ,2 of July 2021
It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of renowned Egyptian cinematographer and DOP Ramses Marzouk who passed away at the age of 81.
Monday ,28 of June 2021
Tunisian director and GFF alumna Kaouther Ben Hania was announced as the Head of the Short Films and the Cinéfondation Film School competitions jury, that will be awarding the Short Film Palme d'or to the winning film at the  74th  Cannes International Film Festival.
Sunday ,27 of June 2021
 El Gouna Film Festival continues to pay tribute to renowned filmmakers and cinematic legends who left iconic imprints on the seventh art. This year, the festival commemorates the late Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski on the 25th anniversary of his passing by dedicating its Special Presentations section to some of his most celebrated films. GFF will also honor the late director’s life and works in its annual retrospective exhibition.
Tuesday ,8 of June 2021
Following its participation in CineGouna Platform (CGP) for two years in a row; Ely Dagher’s The Sea Ahead (formerly known as Harvest) has been selected to have its world premiere as part of the Directors’ Fortnight during the upcoming 74th Cannes Film Festival.
Sunday ,20 of June 2021
El Gouna Film Festival (GFF) is honored to bestow its 2021 Career Achievement Award on the Egyptian superstar, Ahmed El Saka, in recognition of his extraordinary cinematic journey and outstanding contribution to the industry during the past two decades.
Friday ,18 of June 2021
The 20th annual Tribeca Festival announced the winners in the competition categories. Among the top honorees of the International Narrative Competition were Bassant Ahmed and Basmala Elghaiesh, the leading actresses of Ayten Amin’s highly acclaimed film Souad, who tied for the Best Actress award.
Tuesday ,15 of June 2021
As festival dates approach, Cannes International Film Festival continues to unveil the facets of its 74th edition by announcing the jury members of the Short Films and the Cinéfondation Film School competitions, who will be awarding the Short Film Palme d'or to the winning film.
Thursday ,20 of May 2021
It is with deep sorrow, we mourn the loss of legendary Egyptian comedian Samir Ghanem, who passed away today aged 84. 
Tuesday ,27 of April 2021
The Film Independent Spirit Awards announced the honors for the best in indie filmmaking, with Jasmila Žbanić’s Quo Vadis, Aida? picking up the award in the Best International Film category.
Monday ,26 of April 2021
Wrapping-up the awards season, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences named Another Round as Best International Film during the 93rd Oscars ceremony.
Tuesday ,13 of April 2021
Malmö Arab Film Festival (MAFF) concluded its market forum by announcing the winning projects that were granted prizes presented by the festival and its partners and sponsors. Among the winning projects was CineGouna alumnus Goodbye Julia, which was granted the Swedish Film Institute cash prize of SEK 150,000.
Monday ,12 of April 2021
In an award ceremony hosted at The Malmö Central Library; Malmö Arab Film Festival (MAFF) concluded its 11th edition by announcing Kaouther Ben Hania’s The Man Who Sold His Skin as Best Feature Film and Their Algeria by Lina Soualem, as the recipient of the Jury Award. Both films were awarded El Gouna Star for Arab Feature and Arab Documentary, respectively.
Monday ,12 of April 2021
GFF’s Official Selection out of Competition alumnus Another Round adds another win to its list of accolades, after being named Best Film Not in the English Language at the 74th BAFTA.
Monday ,12 of April 2021
The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2020 were announced during the 73rd Annual DGA Awards virtual ceremony with Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw’s The Truffle Hunters named Best Documentary Feature.
Sunday ,11 of April 2021
Beirut Cinema Platform (BCP) concluded its 5th edition today, following a 4-day virtual event that focused on the eminent potential of the selected films for impacting social and political realities.
Sunday ,28 of March 2021
El Gouna Film Festival (GFF) is pleased to announce the Call for Entries for the 5th edition of CineGouna Platform, which is scheduled to take place October 16-21, 2021 in the resort town of El Gouna
Sunday ,21 of March 2021
El Gouna Film Festival is pleased to announce the Call for Entries for its upcoming 5th edition, scheduled to take place October 14-22, 2021 in the resort town of El Gouna. The deadline for receipt of submissions is August 15, 2021