The GFF CineGouna platform launches a call for applications for the sixth edition

The sixth edition of the GFF will be held in the resort of El Gouna from October 13 to 22, 2022.

The El Gouna Film Festival (GFF) has announced the call for applications for the sixth edition of the CineGouna platform, scheduled for October.

The deadline for receipt of applications is July 15, 2022 for projects in development and August 1, 2022 for films in post-production. The entry form and full information regarding submission eligibility are available on the festival website.

Speaking about the festival, festival director Intishal Al Timimi said, “Our mission since the inaugural edition of CineGouna Platform has been to provide attendees with support and mentorship from experienced industry professionals, as well as funding financial through our partners and sponsors. We are proud that the majority of our CGP graduates achieve international recognition year after year. Our goal remains to ensure the best possible resources for participating Arab filmmakers in terms of production opportunities and international exposure.

In its fifth edition, CineGouna Platform selected 12 projects in development and six films in post-production based on their content, artistic vision and overall financial feasibility. These projects, presented by GFF with its partners and sponsors, were eligible for various prizes worth $300,000.

The CineGouna SpringBoard jury was made up of Lebanese film producer and critic Mohamed Soueid, former NFDC CEO Nina Lath Gupta and Moroccan director and screenwriter Ismaël Ferroukhi.

Since its inception, several alumni of the CineGouna platform have made their mark regionally and internationally by winning accolades and awards at prestigious international film festivals.

This year, director Ahmed Fawzi-Saleh Slum Hamlet and Ali Al-Fatlawi The Blind Ferryman – Al Baseer were selected from 16 projects for the L’Atelier 2022 co-production forum at the 75th Cannes Film Festival. Also, Morad Mostafa Aisha can’t fly anymore was selected from among seven fiction feature film projects to participate in the pitch sessions of the co-production forum, Dot.on.the.Map Meeting Point, during the 20th Cyprus Film Days International Festival. The film was also selected for the Red Sea Lodge mentorship program in collaboration with the Torino Film Lab.

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