El Gouna Film Festival Calls for Film Submissions for its 6th Edition
El Gouna, March 19, 2023: El Gouna Film Festival (GFF) is now accepting submissions for its 6th edition that is scheduled to take place from October 12 to 20, 2023, in El Gouna, that is known not only for its beauty and progressiveness but also for its strong support of the arts and creativity.
Recognised as a showcase for the finest cinematic works, El Gouna Film Festival presents a balanced combination of premieres, international competitions, live music shows and star-studded red carpets and is attended, encouraged and supported by film industry, media professionals and film lovers from around the world.
Festival Director Intishal Al Timimi commented, “The El Gouna Film Festival is pleased that it has been able, since its inception in 2017, to present a exciting, coherent and diverse cinematic program, a practice it has continued to follow through the subsequent years and editions thereby maintaining its pole position in attracting some of the best cinematic works, which in turn has helped it draw the interest and attention of not only the local audiences but also our industry colleagues from all parts of the world while earning their praise and appreciation”.
Selected films will compete for El Gouna star awards and US $234,000 total cash prize through the festival’s Feature Narrative Competition, Feature Documentary Competition, or Short Film Competition. Films with a humanitarian theme will be eligible to compete for the Cinema for Humanity Audience Award, while films that share knowledge and/or raise awareness on issues related to the environment, ecology or wildlife, as well as their sustainability and importance will be considered for El Gouna Green Star Award. In addition, GFF will continue to host the FIPRESCI as well as NETPAC juries.
The deadline for submissions is August 12, 2023. The Entry form and complete information regarding eligibility for submission can be found on the festival’s website: elgounafilmfestival
Over the past five years, GFF has secured its place as an artistic leader in the region, with steadily growing support from the cinematic community and film industry professionals. Year after year, the festival witnesses a growing number of film submissions. These films, together with others selected from international festivals as well as international sales, distribution and production companies, form a unique cinematic selection that is the cornerstone of the festival’s success and its growing impact.
El Gouna Film Festival
One of the leading festivals in the MENA region, GFF aims to showcase a wide variety of films for a passionate and knowledgeable audience, while fostering better communication between cultures through the art of filmmaking. Its goal is to connect filmmakers from the region with their international counterparts in the spirit of cooperation and cultural exchange. The festival is committed to the discovery of new voices and strives to be a catalyst for the development of cinema in the Arab world, especially through its industry arm, CineGouna Platform.
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