El Gouna Film Festival has boasted a list of venues over the years that integrate the festival’s artistic flair and the town’s touristic identity with El Gouna’s breathtaking scenery serving as the backdrop.
Undoubtedly an iconic landmark, comprising stunning architecture and grand spaces; the Gouna Conference and Culture Centre (Festival Plaza) is inspired by El Gouna’s distinct culture and rich offerings. The plaza aims to become an artist’s epicenter, a cultural hub, and a conference center that brings together a variety of activities and events. The Festival Plaza hosted the 4th edition of GFF, becoming the gracious home for El Gouna’s events and cultural milestones. The plaza’s vast space and multiple areas hosted musical events, opening and closing ceremonies, daily sunset networking events, red carpet premieres and CineGouna Platform events, to name a few. Additionally, a market place was created to include 20 cabanas, including a Made in Gouna pop-up.
Since the inaugural edition of GFF; Campus El Gouna rapidly became the place to be seen during the festival. The campus provides a spacious space for all festival guests to meet, greet and network. It incorporates large facilities with diverse capabilities and flexible indoor / outdoor amenities. With a capacity of 392 seats, the Audimax auditorium hosts all of CineGouna Bridge activities and some screenings all festival duration. The main outdoor court area, which takes up to 200 people, is equipped with a refreshing landscape design, water features and shading structure providing a unique stress free atmosphere during the day for work, socializing, meetings, and media coverage. While the ecstatic design and layout of the Exhibition Hall makes it an ideal spot for GFF’s yearly retrospective exhibition.
There is nothing like watching a movie on the big screen whilst enjoying the fresh evening air. Inspired by the Greek and Roman ancient theatres, the Arena Cinema is located in Downtown El Gouna. Equipped with the latest screening technologies, the theater-in-the-round offers two evening screenings per day, providing a uniquely intimate open-air experience that complements El Gouna’s coastal vibes.
Sea Cinema El Gouna was constructed to host GFF’s program during the first edition of the festival. Now operating year-round, the Sea Cinema adds an entertainment leisure to El Gouna’s endless list of activities. Sea Cinema encompasses three screening venues with a capacity of 649 people, it is equipped with state-of-the-art Dolby Digital technologies and tools, offering a unique cinematic experience to GFF visitors.
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