Egypt: The Fifth Edition of the El Gouna Film Festival

The activities of the fifth edition of El Gouna Film Festival will be launched from 14-22 October 2021 in El Gouna, with the participation of 44 countries presenting 80 films, of the most important and latest Arab and international productions.

The festival’s program

The festival’s program consists of the three official competitions (Feature Narrative Competition, Feature Documentary Competition and Short Film Competition), the Official Selection out of Competition and Special Presentations.


GFF increased the value of awards bestowed this year up to US $224.000, along with trophies to the winners of the competitive sections.

This year, GFF introduces another regular annual feature of its awards. Jury members will consider inspirational films across all sections that share knowledge and/or raise awareness on issues related to the environment, ecology or wildlife, as well as their sustainability and importance. The winning film will receive El Gouna Green Star, certificate and a cash prize of US $10,000.

CineGouna platform continues its role in supporting young filmmakers and offers prizes of $250,000 for the winning projects in the development stage and the winning films in the post-production stage. This is through two programmes, the first of which is CineGouna Springboard and CineGouna Bridge, which provide opportunities for filmmakers to learn and participate through material and in-kind prizes, filmmaking workshops, panel discussions and round table talks, in addition to lectures by film industry experts.