The IEFTA collaborated on the 2nd edition of El Gouna Film Festival (EGFF) whose goal lies in connecting filmmakers from the Middle East and North Africa with their international counterparts.
The mission of El Gouna Film Festival is to showcase a diverse selection of films for a passionate and knowledgeable audience and to foster better communication between different cultures through the art of filmmaking. The spirit of the Festival is one of discovery; it strives to be a catalyst for the development of Cinema in the Arab World, particularly through its industry segment, CineGouna Platform.
CineGouna SpringBoard where invitees present projects in development or films in post-production to an audience of industry experts; producers, film festival directors, funding institutions, sales distributors, broadcasters etc.
The CineGouna Bridge focuses on masterclasses, workshops and panel sessions aimed at cultivating Arab cinema and encouraging dialogue and linking filmmakers from the Arab world and their international counterparts.The IEFTA had a presence within the Springboard audience, not only participating on this level but also meeting and forging crucial relationships with the filmmakers and their teams, discussing future plans of key projects in greater detail. The IEFTA’s participation at EGFF enabled us to connect with participants identified as contenders for our Global Film Expression initiative where successful candidates shall join us at industry workshops at the Festival de Cannes or CineMart, Rotterdam next year.