El Gouna Film Festival


El Gouna Film Festival

Egypt’s El Gouna Film Festival cancels 2022 edition

Previous edition was marked by a series of mishaps and controversies.

Intishal Al Tamimi

El Gouna confirms Intishal Al Tamimi as director, sets 2022-24 dates

Date announcement signals commitment to continue the festival after eventful fifth edition.

Sara Shazli

Egyptian filmmaker Sara Shazli on how Cairo lockdown inspired doc ‘Back Home’

Debut feature documentary world premiered in El Gouna Film Festival.

Omar El Zohairy

Egyptian director Omar El Zohairy talks ‘Feathers’ backlash, next film

Social satire defied local criticism to win best Arab narrative film at the El Gouna Film Festival this year.

Intishal Al Tamimi

El Gouna Film Festival director Intishal Al Tamimi talks eventful fifth edition

Egyptian Red Sea event marked its fifth edition from October 14-22.

CineGouna prizes

Algerian, Palestinian projects scoop top prizes at CineGouna Platform

The El Gouna Film Festival’s project development platform showcased 20 projects in development and post-production.

Costa Brava Lebanon

‘The Blind Man Who Did Not Want To See Titanic’ wins top prizes at Egypt’s El Gouna Film Festival

In other prizes Mounia Akl’s Costa Brava, Lebanon clinches Fipresci prize and inaugural Green Award.

Hicham Lasri and Lamia Chraibi on the El Gouna red carpet

Morocco’s Hicham Lasri says new film ‘Happy Lovers’ will be more mainstream

Producer Lamia Chraibi describes it as a black comedy with elements of Irreversible and Fargo.

guests at El Gouna Film Festival

El Gouna Film Festival artistic director Amir Ramses resigns

The resignation comes amid a challenging fifth edition for the Egyptian Red Sea event.

Adly Thoma

Can a tech start-up help to revolutionise Egypt’s local film industry?

Cinema-focused start-up incubator unveiled a new round of supported projects at the El Gouna Film Festival this year.

Mohammad Bakri

Actor Mohammad Bakri pulls out of El Gouna after Palestinian director deported

Celebrated Palestinian actor and director was to have received career achievement award.

Said Zagha

UK-based Palestinian director detained, deported en route to El Gouna

UK-based filmmaker was to have pitched upcoming feature project Weedestine at the CineGouna Springboard platform.

El Gouna Film Festival red carpet

Egypt’s El Gouna Film Festival opens fifth edition against the odds

Unfolding in the Red Sea resort of El Gouna, the festival will showcase 52 features this year.


Fire breaks out at El Gouna Film Festival main venue

The fire at the festival plaza has now been extinguished.

Haysh Maysh : False Drama

New projects from Sofia Djama, Ala Eddine Slim head to Egypt's CineGouna Platform

The fifth edition of project incubator event will showcase 20 projects in development and post-production.

Quo Vadis, Aida?

‘Quo Vadis, Aida?’ triumphs at Egypt’s El Gouna Film Festival

16 international titles competed in the fourth edition unfolding in Egyptian Red Sea resort.

Life Suits Me Well c Kasbah Films

‘Goodbye Julia’, ‘Life Suits Me Well’ scoop El Gouna project prizes

CineGouna project development event metes out $250,000-worth of awards.

Gerard Depardieu

El Gouna Film Festival fetes Gerard Depardieu, Peter Webber as 2020 edition kicks-off

16 regional and international features are competing for the festival’s $50,000 Golden Star award.

Another Round

‘Another Round’, ‘Falling’ to play Egypt’s El Gouna Film Festival

12 features and four shorts selected for the international line-up.

El Gouna Film Festival

Egypt’s El Gouna Film Festival announces new later festival dates

The event has pushed back the dates of its fourth edition by a month.