The inaugural edition of the El Gouna Film Festival is underway in the Egyptian Red Sea resort town of El Gouna. It promises to be an annual rendezvous for film professionals and film lovers from Egypt, the Arabic countries, and from all over the world.
The festival will present a selection of the newest films from around the globe and host established and emerging filmmakers, according to its website. The program will include three competitive sections (Feature Narrative Competition, Feature Documentary Competition, and Short Films Competition) an Official selection out of competition and a section devoted to special programs. The festival will give special attention to films with humanitarian content.