Last year, the cash prize was given to 'Severed Head' by director Lotfi Achour at the El Gouna Film Festival.
Egyptian Film production company Lagoonie Film Production has announced that it will participate in the El Gouna Film Festival (GFF) through presenting a $10,000 cash prize to one of the winning film projects at the CineGouna SpringBoard.
The programme is part of the CineGouna Platform, taking place as part of the El Gouna Film Festival which is scheduled to take place from October 23 to 31.
Last year, the cash prize was given to Severed Head by director Lotfi Achour at the El Gouna Film Festival.
During the previous edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Lagoonie Film Production sponsored a number of workshops, lectures and panel discussions held within the Cairo Industry Days.
The company was also one of the sponsors of the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) stand at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Lagoonie also presented a cash award at the 2018 Final Cut in Venice workshop of the Venice International Film Festival.
Organised by CineGouna Platform, CineGouna SpringBoard is a project development and co-production lab that enables Arab film directors and producers with projects in development or films in post-production to find creative and financial support.
Lagoonie’s latest film productions include Ra’s El Sana (New Year’s Eve), co-produced with Film Clinic. The company also co-produced the short film, Fork and Knife, which competed in the El Gouna Film Festival. It is currently producing director Amr Salama’s new film, Barra El Manhag, and the Jordanian film Daughters of Abdulrahman by director Zaid Abu Hamdan.