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El Gouna Film Festival Calls for Film Submissions for its 5th Edition

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. Entry form and complete information regarding eligibility for submission can be found on the festival’s website.

GFF’s rich program is divided into the Feature Narrative Competition, the Feature Documentary Competition, the Short Film Competition, the Official Selection out of Competition and Special Presentations. This year GFF will also introduce a special award for environmental films to be included in its US $234,000 total cash prize.

The past 4 editions of GFF witnessed the presence of prestigious industry professionals as jury members of the festival’s 3 main competitions, including Deborah Young, Osama Fawzy, Nelly Karim, Carlo Chatrian, Kamel Al Basha, Khairy Bechara, Nashen Moodley, Moussa Touré, Resul Pookutty, Marwan Hamed, Peter Weber, Asser Yassin, Ali Fazal, and Raja Amari.

GFF will continue to host the FIPRESCI as well as NETPAC juries. For the second year, GFF will present the Khaled Bichara Award for Egyptian Independent Filmmakers. The award, which was inaugurated during the 4th edition of GFF, aims to commemorate the name of the late Khaled Bichara as a pre-eminent example for leaders and thinkers.

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