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El Gouna Film Festival announces the postponement of its 6th edition, which was scheduled to be held October 13-22, 2022 till next year.
GFF management said that in view of the vital role played by the festival in the art and tourism sectors, both locally and internationally, in view of current global challenges, and with the consequent need to develop an integrated strategy that will live up to the growing expectations of the festival as a leading platform for film, art, and culture, the decision was made to postpone the festival.
The festival’s organizing committee will announce the preparation and development for the 6th edition periodically in the coming months.
The 5th edition of GFF presented 76 films that varied from fiction, animation, documentary to shorts.
10 films had their world and international premieres, all of which were shown for the first time in the MENA region.
CineGouna Platform witnessed excellent success for its industry arms CineGouna Bridge, with its activities and CineGouna Platform, where 19 projects in development and post- production stages were provided technical and artistic guidance and enjoyed financial support, either through official festival awards or grants from sponsors, which exceeded US $280,000.
Alongside these projects CineGouna Bridge hosted a series of masterclasses, panel discussions and workshops, the most prominent of which was a masterclass by American director Darren Aranofosky and a conversation with Polish actor Zbigniew Zamachowski, in addition to panels such as Cinema as an Agent for Social Change and Depicting Ancient Egypt in Film.
Last but not least, the Khaled Bichara Award attracted the participation of 120 young Egyptian filmmakers, and the Palestinian Film Lab competition stimulated many young Arab participations.
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.