El Gouna Film Festival – October 14 - 22, 2021
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During the 5th edition (the biggest one yet), El Gouna transformed for 8 days in to a multicultural hub of cinematography: filmmakers, actors and industry figures from across the world came together to celebrate the magic of cinema. More awards, more screenings, more world class panels, master classes, workshops that imparted industry wisdom, glittering premieres and glance of red carpet, KRZYSZTOF KIEŚLOWSKI Retrospective Exhibition, Cineconcert, Sunset parties and much more …
4 locations with 6 screens were available for the Festival program: Audimax (TUB), Sea Cinema (3), Arena and the main Festival Plaza. Perfect shuttle bus service between all locations let guests move easy and comfortable.
A special GFF Mobile App provided all info about program, events, actual changes, and a reservation system. Sponsors offered lots of gifts and entertainments for the visitors.
Accordingly to international travel rules, a special medical services with PCR tests and vaccination was provided.
The unique Festival Plaza was built especially for this event. It is really amazing, cozy and impressive. Even an accident with fire which happened just a day before the Opening Ceremony that made everybody worried, did not change anything on the Festival schedule! The Show Must Go On!!! And what a show it was! The award winners received cash prizes, amounting to US $244,000!
Big applaus and congratulation to all winners! (Check out the links below):