The sixth edition of GFF will take place from October 13-22, 2022.
El Gouna Film Festival (GFF) has opened the film submission process for its sixth edition.
Interested filmmakers can now submit their feature narratives, documentaries or shorts to the festival’s competitive sections. The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2022.
Speaking about the sixth edition, Festival Director Intishal Al Timimi said: “For five years, our festival has become a hub for the finest cinematic productions from around the world. Yearly, our films gain international acclaim and are recognised at the awards season; a result of the fine work of our programming team in curating a distinguished film selection. This year we are on a mission to find eminent cinematic productions and connect with rising talented voices.”
Selected films will compete for El Gouna star awards and $234,000 total cash prize through the festival’s Feature Narrative Competition, Feature Documentary Competition, or Short Film Competition. Films with a humanitarian theme will be eligible to compete for the Cinema for Humanity Audience Award, while films that share knowledge and/or raise awareness on issues related to the environment, ecology or wildlife, as well as their sustainability and importance will be considered for El Gouna Green Star Award.
The festival has also decided to extend its yearly duration to a total of 10 days, which will result in increasing the number of events and will give attendees and guests more time to watch a bigger number of films and attend more activities. Thus, the sixth edition will take place from October 13-22, 2022; the seventh edition will be held from October 12-21, 2023; and the eighth edition October 17-26, 2024.
The entry form and complete information regarding eligibility for submission can be found on the festival’s website.