A musical concert and a panel discussion will also take place on October 18.
The fifth edition of El Gouna Film Festival will screen Sundown by renowned Mexican director Michel Franco and Egyptian film Full Moon by Hadi El Bagoury on October 18.
Competing as a part of GFF’s Feature Narrative Competition, Sundown will be screened at 6:45 PM at Sea Cinema. Earlier, Sundown competed as a part of the 2021 Venice International Film Festival’s official competition and was nominated for the Golden Lion award.
Within the Official Selection out of Competition sphere, the Egyptian film Full Moon, which stars Khaled El Nabawy, Ahmed Al Fishawy, Shereen Reda, and Ghada Adel, will be screened at 10:00 PM at El Gouna Conference and Culture Center (GCCC).
The event will also host Cinema in Concert, which was launched in the second edition of GFF and celebrates the importance of iconic musical scores in cinema. This year, the concert will play classical scores from famed cinematic works, including the scores of The Phantom of the Opera and The Night of Fatima’s Arrest by renowned Egyptian composer Omar Khairat, with the lead of music director Ahmed El-Saeedi. The event will take place at 7:00 PM at El Gouna Conference and Culture Center, while its red carpet will start at 5:30 PM.
CineGouna Platform’s activities will include a virtual masterclass titled A Netflix Guide to Post Production: A Masterclass Presented by Karim Boutros Ghali and Frank Piazza. Karim Boutros Ghali and Frank Piazza are leading experts in post-production at Netflix with their masterclass discussing topics such as setting a budget and building a post-production crew as well as the common pitfalls of post-production and how to avoid them. The masterclass will take place at 10:30 AM at TU Berlin’s Audimax hall.
At 12:30 PM at TU Berlin’s Audimax hall, the panel discussion titled Ready to go OTT? – Taking Your Content On-Line will take place, with experts in video streaming platforms discussing how to break through, and what they mean for the future of content. Panelists include Mohamed Nagro, founder of N Stars for audiovisual production and distribution, and Nadine Samra, CBO of Weyyak Platform, with Hans Fraikin, Abu Dhabi Film Commissioner, moderating.