Egypt Was Just Named the Best Arab Country with International Image

Egypt Was Just Named the Best Arab Country with International Image

By Reem Tolba

  Who knew that Egypt would have the best international image of all Arab countries? Om El Donia just managed to top Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, according to the Nation Brands Index (NBI) survey.   It was reported by Deutsche Welle that Egypt ranked the survey as the 40th best-international-image country […]

Everyone Wants Abu and Yousra’s ‘Talat Da’at’ from GFF to Be Their Wedding Song, and Honestly We Can’t Blame Them

Everyone Wants Abu and Yousra’s ‘Talat Da’at’ from GFF to Be Their Wedding Song, and Honestly We Can’t Blame Them

Social media is going wild over a video of a particular song that was performed at El Gouna Film Festival. The song features the jolly singer/songwriter Abu, and the ever so glamorous actress Yousra — that is returning to the world of singing for the first time in 10 years.     The song, titled […]

‘Shokah we Sekina’ Wins First Prize at Tayarah Short Film Workshop in GFF

‘Shokah we Sekina’ Wins First Prize at Tayarah Short Film Workshop in GFF

Tayarah’s short film workshop was held as part of El Gouna Film Festival’s CineGouna platform with the aim to support aspiring filmmakers. Earlier today, Tayarah’s jury panel announced the names of its winners.     The first place prize went to Shokah we Sekina’s (Knife and Fork) script by Adam Abdelghafar — it should be noted that […]

How Kojak Dressed Half of Arab Hollywood in One Night

How Kojak Dressed Half of Arab Hollywood in One Night

by Nadine Arab

A decent amount of Arab celebrities, and by decent we mean a lot, turned heads last weekend — Friday, to be specific. If they all had one thing in common, it’s that they all wore Kojak and slayed it.   Mohanad Kojak, 23-year-old fashion designer and founder of Kojak Studio, is changing the fashion scene […]

Ahmed El-Fishawy Apologizes for El Gouna Film Festival Incident

Ahmed El-Fishawy Apologizes for El Gouna Film Festival Incident

A post shared by Sheikh Jackson (@sheikhjacksonfilm) on Sep 22, 2017 at 12:50pm PDT   The entirety of Egypt and the Middle East was talking about one thing, and one thing only for the past two days: Ahmed El-Fishawy saying “khara” (meaning shit) at El Gouna Film Festival (GFF).   The young actor uttered the […]

Ghada Abdel Razek Attacks Ahmed El-Fishawy, but Sama El-Masry Shuts Her Down

Ghada Abdel Razek Attacks Ahmed El-Fishawy, but Sama El-Masry Shuts Her Down

Gouna Film Festival (GFF) started with a big bang last night, and nothing will ever be the same again. This mammoth of an event will surely elevate the film industry Egypt, as well as the Middle East, to a whole new level.   A post shared by Scoop Empire (@scoopempire) on Sep 22, 2017 at […]

Ahmed El-Fishawy Under Social Media Attack from Fans and Celebrities

Ahmed El-Fishawy Under Social Media Attack from Fans and Celebrities

Everyone obviously knows the big mammoth of an event, Gouna Film Festival, started yesterday with one hell of a big bang. Celebrities flocked from all over the Middle East, as well as the West, to attend GFF.     The man of the hour, Ahmed El-Fishawy, was on everyone’s mind — mainly because of the […]

A Guide for Everyone That Wants to Attend El Gouna Film Festival but Can’t

A Guide for Everyone That Wants to Attend El Gouna Film Festival but Can’t

If you’re a movie junkie like myself and feel sad due to the fact that you can’t make it to El Gouna Film Festival (because of work), then buckle up, because Twitter MENA has just announced the most comprehensive guide to being up-to-date with everything that happens in the festival — basically, it’ll be as […]

Forest Whitaker Is Going to Attend El Gouna Film Festival

Forest Whitaker Is Going to Attend El Gouna Film Festival

Oscar-winning actor/director Forest Whitaker is going to be feted at El Gouna Film Festival with a lifetime achievement award. Whitaker, who won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Ugandan dictator, Idi Amin, in “The Last King of Scotland,” was praised by the El Gouna’s artistic director, Intishal Al Timimi, for playing roles with “significant social and human dimensions.” […]

Cinema for Humanity: The First Edition of El Gouna Film Festival

Cinema for Humanity: The First Edition of El Gouna Film Festival

  El Gouna is set to host the first edition of El Gouna Film Festival under the slogan “Cinema for Humanity.” The festival will start on the 22nd of September and will run till till the 29th.   El Gouna Film Festival aims to celebrate and foster cross-cultural exchanges across Egypt, the Middle East, and the rest […]