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Live broadcast of GFF’s ceremonies generated more than 770,000 viewers on Twitter

Sun, Sep. 29, 2019
CAIRO - 29 September 2019: For the third consecutive year, El Gouna Film Festival has partnered with Twitter to broadcast both the opening and closing ceremonies of the festival live on the red carpet through the Twitter and Periscope accounts of @ElGounaFilm, generating more than 770,000 viewers on Twitter.

Here are the most mentioned celebrity accounts on Twitter who attended the festival:

Egyptian Canadian actor Mena Massoud - @menamassoud
Tunisian actress Dorra Zarrouk - @dorra_zarrouk
Egyptian actress Arwa Gouda - @arwagouda
Syrian actress Nesreen Tafesh - @nesreentafesh
Tunisian actress Hend Sabry - @hendsabry

The majority of the most Tweeted emojis about #GFF19 included different shapes and sizes of hearts. Here is the ranking:



Here are the moments that generated a peak in Tweets during the closing ceremony:

When Egyptian singer Abu (@AbuMusic) inaugurated the closing ceremony by singing his new song “Habibi Ya Leil”
Red carpet highlights including the photo sessions and celebrity interviews
The moment COO of #GFF19 and Egyptian actress Bushra (@BushraRozza) called Egyptian actor Ahmed El Saka (@ElSaka) on stage
El Gouna Golden Star for Documentary Film went to Algerian film 143 Sahara Street by Hassen Ferhani
A special video dedicated to Mohamed Henedy (@OfficialHenedy) screened before he was called on stage and given the award
Here are some of the celebrity Tweet highlights throughout #GFF19:

When Mohamed Henedy (OfficialHenedy@) thanked El Gouna Film Festival for honoring him

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Egyptian action actor Ahmed El Saka (@ElSaka) surprised the attendees with his first appearance in the festival and handed the award to Henedy. Following the ceremony, the pair shared a humorous interaction on Twitter, referring to the classic film they worked on together “Se3eedi Fee Al Gam3a Al Amrekeya”.

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When Mena Massoud Tweeted (@menamassoud) during the opening ceremony

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When Cairokee (@Cairokee) lead singer Amir Eid (@AmirEid) Tweeted about his acting debut in When We Are Born being screened at #GFF19

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When Tunisian actress Hend Sabry (@HendSabry) Tweeted about her film Noura’s Dream being screened at #GFF19, which she later on won Best Actress for during the closing ceremony

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In addition, Twitter created the first ever dedicated event page for the opening and closing ceremonies of the festival, that was available in Arabic and English.

Fans were able to stay updated live with the events taking place through videos and Moments (collections of Tweets) by accessing the page either through Twitter’s Explore section, on top of their timelines or through Twitter 'search'.

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