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El Gouna Film Festival Sets Dates for 2024 Edition

Mon 25 Mar 2024 | 05:23 PM
El Gouna Film Festival
El Gouna Film Festival
Yara Sameh

The 7th edition of the El Gouna Film Festival (GFF) is set to take place from October 24 to November 1 at El Gouna Resort-town in the Red Sea governorate.

Following the success of its past editions, which have reinforced GFF's status as a beacon of cinematic excellence in the region, the festival is poised once again to celebrate filmmaking talent and foster industry growth on regional and international fronts.

The festival's continuity stands as a testament to its commitment to the arts industry and its capacity to make a positive impact on the international cinematic landscape. 

With each edition, the festival has reaffirmed its dedication to fostering creativity, nurturing talent, and encouraging meaningful dialogue within the global film community.

The festival continues to be held under the patronage of El Gouna Founder, Engineer Samih Sawiris, and presented by Orascom Development, the leading developer of fully integrated destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, with the support of Festival Founder, Engineer Naguib Sawiris.

GFF#2024 promises to deliver an enriching cinematic experience, featuring a curated selection of compelling films, insightful panel discussions, masterclasses, and other immersive industry events. 

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The festival, one of the leading film festivals in the MENA region, was launched in 2017. The event was founded by Engineer Naguib Sawiris, in collaboration with actress and producer Bushra Rozza; CEO of I-Events Amr Mansi, and film producer Kamal Zadeh.

The GFF team was helmed by festival director Intishal Al Timimi, who brings to the festival his knowledge and understanding of the regional and international cinematic landscape.

The initiative gained strength and momentum with the support of El Gouna founder Engineer Samih Sawiris and Orascom Development.

The festival began as a project of passion for art, culture, and most importantly filmmaking. Each edition has become a personal milestone for filmmakers across the region. For seven years running, GFF has been paving the road to all keen filmmakers, aspiring young talents, and enthusiastic cinephiles that may partake in its culture of nurturing dreams and turning visions into reality.