El Gouna Film Festival Calls for Film Submissions for its 6th Edition

Sun Mar 19, 2023



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 13 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.

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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