Ashry,Shenawy won CineGouna Platform’s Springboard Competition at GFF



Thu, 26 Sep 2019 - 06:40 GMT


Thu, 26 Sep 2019 - 06:40 GMT

File - the winners.

File - the winners.

CAIRO - 26 September 2019: Tamer Ashry and Amir El-Shenawy have won CineGouna Platform’s Springboard Competition at El Gouna Film Festival.

The closing of “CineGouna” Platform has finally arrived along with the awards ceremony as part of the Gouna Film Festival at the Marina Theatre.

Various projects by directors and producers from the Arab world were in competition seeking creative and financial support. The projects involved include some in development and others in post-production.

The ceremony was attended by US embassy in Cairo officials along with “Intishal El Tamimy” the Gouna Film Festival’s Director who thanked the Platform’s team as well as mentors, and the jury and gave a special thanks to “Bushra” the festival’s COO.

Presenting the awards was “Nada Howedi“ the Senior Springboard coordinator of the CineGouna platform. “Siza Zayed” The CineGouna Bridge Manager also thanked her team including volunteers and festival organizers as well as the sponsors.

The Springboard Jury consisting of experts in filmmaking from all over the world choose a winner in both the projects in development category and the ones in post-production. The winners receive a CineGouna Platform Certificate and a cash prize of US $15,000. Additional awards are presented through local and regional institutions for a total of $250,000 US.

The project that won the most awards was “Straight to The Goal” by Ashry”. The project won awards from the sponsors iProduction for $10,000 US, Ergo Media Ventures for $10,000 US, Waraq powered by Magic Beans for $5,000 US.

The project also won $15,000 from Film Independent and U.S Embassy and the chance for their screenwriter to participate in the Film Independent Forum Independent Spirit Awards Residency. And finally unlimited location shooting service provided by Dakhli West El Balad presented by Moshira Adel.

Intishal presented the award sponsored by “Synergy Films” worth $10,000 US to “The Fountain of Bakhchisarai”, a film in development from Egypt and directed by “Mohamed Taher”. The film also won a $15,000 US sponsorship from Film Independent and U.S. Embassy for their creative producer to participate in the Film Independent Forum Residency.



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