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3rd El Gouna Film Festival announces the winners

The award-winning films were offered golden, silver and bronze Gouna stars and garnered a total of $224,000.

Ahram Online , Saturday 28 Sep 2019
 El Gouna Film Festivals
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The winners of the third edition of El Gouna Film Festival (19-27 September) were announced during the closing ceremony, which took place at the Marina Theatre on Friday 27 September.

The festival’s competitive segments include Feature Narrative, Feature Documentary, Short Film and Cinema for Humanity Audience Award.

The award-winning films in each category were offered Gouna stars (golden, silver, bronze), certificates and monetary awards totalling $224,000.

An award amounting $20,000 is also offered to Cinema for Humanity Audience Award.

This year, for the first time, the Red Sea El Gouna Film Festival, included awards by NETPAC for Best Asian Film and FIPRESCI Award.


The winners:

Feature Narrative Competition

El Gouna Golden Star for Narrative Film (Trophy, certificate, and $50,000)
You Will Die at Twenty by Amjad Abu Alala

El Gouna Silver Star for Narrative Film (Trophy, certificate, and $25,000)
Corpus Christi by Jan Komasa

El Gouna Bronze Star for Narrative Film (Trophy, certificate, and $15,000)
Adam by Maryam Touzani

El Gouna Star for the Best Arab Narrative Film (Trophy, certificate, and $20,000)
Papicha by MouniaMeddour

El Gouna Star for the Best Actor (Trophy, certificate)
Bartosz Bielenia, Corpus Christi

El Gouna Star for the Best Actress (Trophy, certificate)
Hend Sabry, Noura’s Dream

Feature Documentary Competition

El Gouna Golden Star for Documentary Film (Trophy, certificate, and $30,000)
Talking About Trees by SuhaibGasmelbari

El Gouna Silver Star for Documentary Film (Trophy, certificate, and $15,000)
143 Sahara Street by Hassen Ferhani

El Gouna Bronze Star for Documentary Film (Trophy, certificate, and $7,500)
Kabul, City in the Wind by AboozarAmini

El Gouna Star for the Best Arab Documentary Film (Trophy, certificate, and $10,000)
Ibrahim: A Fate to Define by Lina Alabed

Short Film Competition

El Gouna Golden Star for Short Film (Trophy, certificate, and $15,000)
Exam by Sonia K. Haddad

El Gouna Silver Star for Short Film (Trophy, certificate, and $7,500)
Ome by Wassim Geagea

El Gouna Bronze Star for Short Film (Trophy, certificate, and $4,000)
Flesh by Camila Kater

El Gouna Star for the Best Arab Short Film (Trophy, certificate, and $5,000)
Give Up the Ghost by Zain Duraie

Special Jury Mention
16 December by Álvaro Gago Díaz

Cinema for Humanity Audience Award

The festival’s Audience Award for a film exemplifying humanitarian themes (Trophy, certificate, and $20,000)
Les Misérables by Ladj Ly

NETPAC Award for Best Asian Film

Kabul, City in the Wind by AboozarAmini

FIPRESCI Award

1982 by OualidMouaness

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