News

Wednesday ,30 of December 2020
The recipients of the 26th Lumières Foreign Press Awards were announced with 3 GFF film alumni among the winners.
Wednesday ,30 of December 2020
Producer Ahmed Amer has been invited, among 74 producers from 40 countries, to join the 2021 Rotterdam Lab
Wednesday ,30 of December 2020
El Gouna Film Festival is happy to announce the selection of the Egyptian documentary Captains of Za’atari to participate in the World Documentary Competition of the forthcoming Sundance Film Festival
Wednesday ,16 of December 2020
The nominees for the 2021 Lumières Awards, which are presented to honor the best in French speaking cinema, were recently announced with 10 nominations for GFF films from the 3rd and 4th editions.
Monday ,14 of December 2020
The 33rd European Film Awards, Europe’s biggest night of the awards season
Friday ,11 of December 2020
Jasmila Žbanić’s cinematic masterpiece Quo Vadis, Aida? received the awards for Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress at the London Film Week
Friday ,27 of November 2020
Yesterday, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), the world’s largest documentary film festival, announced the winners of the competition programs during its 2020 awards ceremony.
Thursday ,26 of November 2020
Following its world premiere at the 3rd edition of GFF, Tamer Ezzat’s When We Are Born was selected to represent Egypt at the forthcoming Oscars in the Best International Feature Film category
Tuesday ,6 of October 2020
El Gouna Film Festival (GFF) has the pleasure to announce that its Press Office is now accepting press accreditation requests for the 4th edition
Sunday ,4 of October 2020
El Gouna Film Festival is thrilled to announce that CineGouna Platform (CGP) is now accepting accreditation requests for its 4th edition
Sunday ,27 of September 2020
El Gouna Film Festival (GFF) nurtures a culture that makes it possible for filmmakers to transform dreams and visions into reality, enabling creative intellect and cinematic ingenuity to work their magic
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)