The 2019 edition of El Gouna Film Festival is just around the corner. Showcasing a diverse selection of films, the festival aims to be a catalyst for the development of cinema in the Arab World. Ahead, everything you need to know about the upcoming event...
When is El Gouna Film Festival?
The third edition of El Gouna Film Festival, held in the Red Sea resort town of Elgouna in Egypt, is taking place from 19 to 27 September.
Egyptian actress Sawsan Badr took to Instagram to announce that she will be a jury member for the feature film category.
Other jurors include actress Mona Zaki and filmmaker Ana Urushadze.
Egyptian comedian Mohamed Henedy and Egyptian comedic legend Mohamed Henedy will be taking home the Career Achievement Award.
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Receiving a Career Achievement Award this year at #GFF19 is Palestinian filmmaker Mai Masri, a storyteller that has told captivating and gripping stories throughout the years. The director has tackled all sorts of vital subject matter, and has become an acclaimed, award-winning film icon. Stay tuned for more reveals about #GFF19! جائزة الإنجاز الإبداعي عن مجمل الأعمال هذا العام في مهرجان الجونة السينمائي ستحصل عليها المخرجة الفلسطينية مي مصري، التي استطاعت أن تحكي وتروي القصص من خلال أعمالها التي حصدت عدد من الجوائز. انتظروا المزيد من التفاصيل عن الدورة الثالثة من مهرجان الجونة السينمائي.
Whilst we’ll have wait for September to roll around to see this year’s red carpet looks, if 2018 is anything to go by, we can expect stars inlcuding former BAZAAR cover stars Yasmin Sabri and Mai Omar to make very glam appearances. Click here to take a look at our favourite looks over the years.
El Gouna Film Festival will be playing over movies, with works spanning Brazil, Lebanon, Russia, Denmark and more.