Press Releases

Friday ,6 of October 2017
Scary mother, I am not you negro and Nightshade are the best films in three competitions
Friday ,29 of September 2017
El Gouna, Egypt – 28 September 2017: El Gouna Film Festival announced the winners of CineGouna Platform Awads which was held alongside the festival activities. Egyptian film critic Safaa Al-Lithy initiated the ceremony by presenting the “Samir Farid” Award, by the Egyptian Crutucs Society which went to the film “Scary Mother” by Ana Urushadze.
Friday ,29 of September 2017
El Gouna, 28th September, 2017- Renowned global Artist Forest Whitaker and Egyptian businessman Naguib Sawiris announced at a press conference held on the sidelines of El Gouna Film Festival (GFF) their commitment to join forces in war-torn South Sudan to empower young women and men as catalysts of peace and development in their communities. To this effect, Mr. Naguib Sawiris is entering a partnership with the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI), a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 2012 by Forest Whitaker to harness the potential of vulnerable youth for peace through mediation, non-violence, reconciliation and entrepreneurship in fragile contexts. Mr. Sawiris has pledged support to the activities of the WPDI in South Sudan.
Saturday ,23 of September 2017
El Gouna Film Festival Launches its First Edition in a Night Filled With Glamour and Festivities
Monday ,18 of September 2017
El Gouna, September 18, 2017 — El Gouna Film Festival has announced that it will bestow its Career Achievement Award on prominent Lebanese film critic Ibrahim Al-Aris, in recognition for his major contributions to the field of film criticism in the region. Al-Aris will receive his award on the opening night of the festival’s first edition that will take place between the 22 nd and the 29 th of September, 2017. It’s expected that a stellar group of leading Arab and international film figures will be in attendance.
Friday ,15 of September 2017
Forest Whitaker to Receive Career Achievement Award at El Gouna Film Festival Closing Ceremony In recognition for his remarkable stature as an actor and his effective humanitarian role
Wednesday ,13 of September 2017
El Gouna – September 13, 2017 — The management of the CineGouna Springboard, a main part of the Gouna Film Festival—taking place September 22–29—has announced the names of its selected film projects.
Tuesday ,12 of September 2017
El Gouna – September 5, 2017 — In appreciation of his rich and extensive cinematic repertoire and undisputed status as one of the most prominent actors in the history of Arab cinema, in addition to his consistent humanitarian contributions to society, El Gouna Film Festival is giving its Career Achievement Award to film star Adel Imam— widely known as the “King of Comedy”—during its first edition, set to take place 22–29 September.
Tuesday ,29 of August 2017
Cairo – August 27, 2017 — In a press conference today, El Gouna Film Festival unveiled details of its first edition, taking place 22–29 September. The press conference was attended by GFF founder Engineer Naguib Sawiris, El Gouna founder Engineer Samih Sawiris, GFF co-founder and CEO of GFF’s organizing company Amr Mansi, GFF co-founder and COO of GFF’s organizing company Bushra Rozza, and GFF director Intishal Al Timimi.
Thursday ,24 of August 2017
Cairo, 9th of August, 2017- El Gouna Film Festival officially announced that Amr Salama’s film “Sheikh Jackson” will be the opening night film of the festival which will take place from the 22nd to the 29th of September2017, in the Red Sea’s honeypot destination El Gouna.