On the whole I liked very much the festival, it has a good atmosphere, more lively, with the venues fully packed, superb screening quality and there are chances to easily socialise with everyone. Probably the best festival I have attended.
Qazi Abdur Rahim (Chairperson, NETPAC Jury)
Paradise! The first word that comes to one’s mind on reaching El Gouna, a picturesque resort on Egypt’s Red Sea, which is blue as blue can be! Both the beautiful place and the El Gouna Film Festival are the creation of the Sawiris brothers – Mr. Samih Sawiris and Engineer Naguib Sawiris.
In 5 years, El Gouna Film Festival (GFF) has been established as the most important and successful film festival of the MENA region.
6 October, 1930 - 17 March, 2022
Tadao Sato, as I experienced him, was a fierce and tireless advocate for overlooked Asian visual Storytellers who make exceptional films by being truthful about their specific cultures and experiences.
May 6, 1946 – September 26, 2021
Distinguished figure in Russian cultural research and an internationally known film critic, Kirill Razlogov left us unexpectedly on September 26, 2021, leaving all of us deeply saddened and heartbroken.. Read More...