The mission of El Gouna Film Festival is to showcase a diverse range of films catering to a creative and well-versed audience. Designed for artists and filmmakers; GFF aspires to foster communication between cultures and filmmakers to benefit the industry and our region through the art of filmmaking.
El Gouna Film Festival was founded in 2017 by Engineer Naguib Sawiris, in collaboration with international event organizer and CEO of ievents Amr Mansi. The initiative gained strength and momentum with the support of El Gouna founder Engineer Samih Sawiris, and support of many private sector sponsors. The festival is presented under the auspices of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture.