CGP Springboard

CineGouna SpringBoard is a project development and co-production lab that offers opportunities to find creative and financial support for Arab film directors and producers with projects in development or films in post-production. Applications of feature narrative and feature documentary projects in development, as well as films in post-production, are accepted for participation in the program from all parts of the Arab world.  CineGouna Platform offers around US $300,000 for the winning projects in development and films in post-production. The prizes are funded by El Gouna Film Festival along with its sponsors and partners.

Projects in Development

Projects in development are those for which principal photography has not yet been started. The best project in development will receive a CineGouna Platform certificate and a cash prize of US $15,000. Additional awards and cash prizes are presented through partnerships with local and regional institutions. A total prize money of more than US $300,000 are awarded yearly during the CineGouna Platform Awards Ceremony.

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Films In Post-Production

Films in post-production are films for which the principal photography has been completed, and work on post-production is still in progress. The best film in post-production will receive a CineGouna Platform certificate and a cash prize of US $15,000. Additional awards and cash prizes are presented through partnerships with local and regional institutions. A total prize money of more than US $300,000 are awarded yearly during the CineGouna Platform Awards Ceremony.

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Khaled Bichara Award

A tribute to the free thinkers who never shied away from challenges in pursuit of their dreams against all odds; the Khaled Bichara Award for Egyptian Independent Filmmakers aims to commemorate the legacy of the late Khaled Bichara, former CEO of Orascom Development Holding and its subsidiary Orascom Development Egypt, to encourage and recognize unheralded talent. The award offers  emerging Egyptian filmmakers a platform and an opportunity to demonstrate their filmmaking abilities and craft and a cash grant of US $10,000. 

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