The young yet incredibly successful El Gouna Film Festival will now be held in late October instead of September after delays caused by the Coronavirus.
The pandemic might’ve snatched away the summer, but it didn’t take away our favourite Egyptian film festival for good. Despite doubts and delays caused by the Coronavirus, El Gouna Film Festival (GFF) has been able to confirm a new date for the festival. Initially planned to take place in its usual late September slot, GFF announced this week that the festival will run from October 23rd to October 31st. We’ll be packing a couple more jumpers than we’re used to for #GFF20.
“Responding to the challenging circumstances that all international film festivals are facing, with the intention to support the industry in the tough times and deliver a safe festival experience to its guests, #GFF20 dates have been postponed a month later than initially planned," the festival announced on their Instagram. "Stay tuned and stay dreaming.”
This will mark the first film festival to take place in the Arab world since the Coronavirus crisis began. While we're not sure what's to come, Intishal Al Timimi, Festival Director, said that this year’s edition will definitely adapt to the circumstance by hosting some of the festival’s activities online, even while some other events and screenings will continue to be hosted at their normal venues.