Sections and Awards

Sections

El Gouna Film Festival’s program consists of three official competitions (Feature NarrativeCompetition, Feature Documentary Competition and Short Film Competition), the Official Selection Out of Competition and Special Presentations. In the Special Presentations section, iconic films from the past that continue to be cherished by film-loving audiences will be screened.

The programme includes the following sections:

Opening & Closing Films

The three Official Competitions

Official Selection Out of Competition

Special Programmes

 

Competitions and Awards

Feature Narrative Competition

El Gouna Golden Star for Narrative Film

(Trophy, Certificate and US $50,000)

El Gouna Silver Star for Narrative Film

(Trophy, Certificate and US $25,000)

El Gouna Bronze Star for Narrative Film

(Trophy, Certificate and US $15,000)

El Gouna Star for the Best Arab Narrative Film

(Trophy, Certificate and $US 20,000)

El Gouna Star for the Best Actor

(Trophy and Certificate)

El Gouna Star for the Best Actress

(Trophy and Certificate)

The cash award will be shared equally between the director and the main producer of the winning film.

Feature Documentary Competition

El Gouna Golden Star for Documentary Film

(Trophy, Certificate and US $30,000)

El Gouna Silver Star for Documentary Film

(Trophy, Certificate and US $15,000)

El Gouna Bronze Star for Documentary Film

(Trophy, Certificate and US $7,500)

El Gouna Star for the Best Arab Documentary Film

(Trophy, Certificate and US $10,000)

The cash award will be shared equally between the director and the main producer of the winning film.

 

Short Film Competition

El Gouna Golden Star for Short Film

(Trophy, Certificate and US $15,000)

El Gouna Silver Star for Short Film

(Trophy, Certificate and US $7,500)

El Gouna Bronze Star for Short Film

(Trophy, Certificate and US $4,000)

El Gouna Star for the Best Arab Short Film

(Trophy, Certificate and US $5,000)

All prizes will be awarded to the director of the winning film.

 

Cinema For Humanity Audience Award

Audience Award for a film that exemplifies a humanitarian theme

(Trophy, Certificate and US $20,000)

Feature-length films with a humanitarian theme across various sections, indicated with a star on the top corner of the image will be eligible for this award.

The cash award will be shared equally between the director and the main producer of the winning film.