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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
Thursday ,18 of March 2021
El Gouna Film Festival 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.
Monday ,15 of March 2021
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the final list of nominations for the 93rd Oscars, and we are happy to announce that GFF film alumni scored the majority of nominations for the Best International Feature Film category
Saturday ,13 of March 2021
The winners of the 46th  César Awards, the highest film honor in France, were announced yesterday at the annual award ceremony, which took place at the Olympia theater in Paris
Tuesday ,9 of March 2021
The British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), which are presented to honour the best British and international contributions to film, announced the final list of nominations for its 74th event; with a total of 7 nominations for GFF films from the 3rd and 4th  editions
Thursday ,4 of March 2021
Celebrating 5 years as one of the leading film festivals in the MENA region, El Gouna Film Festival (GFF) continues its mission to reinforce and promote cinema in the Middle East and beyond by announcing the dates of its 5th edition, scheduled to take place from October 14-22, 2021 in El Gouna.
Sunday ,28 of February 2021
It is with great sorrow we mourn the loss of veteran Egyptian actor Youssef Shaaban, who passed away today at the age of 89 due to covid-19 complications.
Wednesday ,24 of February 2021
The nominees for the 46th  César Awards, the highest film honor in France, were recently announced with 6 nominations for GFF films from the 3rd  and 4th editions.
Thursday ,11 of February 2021
Following its participation at the  73rd  Cannes Film Festival; Ayten Amin’s feature narrative Souad was announced among the Panorama selection of the 2021 Berlinale.
Wednesday ,10 of February 2021
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced shortlists in nine categories for the 93rd Oscars and 6 GFF Film Alumni made it on the list.
Sunday ,7 of February 2021
It is with deep sorrow we bid farewell to leading Tunisian filmmaker Moufida Tlatli, who passed away this morning.
Friday ,5 of February 2021
It is with great sorrow we bid farewell to Egyptian superstar Ezzat El Alaili; who passed away this morning aged 86.
Thursday ,21 of January 2021
The recipients of the 26th Lumières Foreign Press Awards were announced with 3 GFF film alumni among the winners.
Friday ,15 of January 2021
Producer Ahmed Amer has been invited, among 74 producers from 40 countries, to join the 2021 Rotterdam Lab