“Cinema for Humanity” Launches in Gouna


The First Edition of El Gouna Film Festival Launches in Egypt under the Slogan “Cinema for Humanity”

The Founding Committee of El Gouna Film Festival officially launches the first edition of the Festival, which will take place from the 22nd to the 29th of September 2017, in El Gouna.

The event is the result of collective efforts supported by Egyptian businessmen and corporate sponsors, who wished to start a festival that could offer an exceptional experience by creating a new platform where filmmakers could express their ideas and engage with industry experts and international media and audiences.

The foundation was instated through an initiative led by Engineer Naguib Sawiris, actress and producer Bushra Rozza, in collaboration with a group of energetic young talents and with Amr Mansi, international event organizer and CEO of I-Events at the forefront, in addition to Producer Kamal Zadeh.


Despite the fact that the event will mainly be funded through private sector sponsors, it will also be presented under the auspices of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture. The GFF team includes world-class and experienced individuals such as Intishal Al Tamimi who will act as the festival director given his extensive experience.

El Gouna Film Festival, which aims to activate the cinematic and cultural scene in El Gouna and create the opportunity to develop, will also encourage and support all contemporary forms of creative expression in the MENA region, especially for the younger generations.