Press Accreditation 2017



The Press Office of the El Gouna Film Festival will accept press accreditation requests from Publishing journalists, photographers, TV reporters, TV crews, radio reporters, radio crews, online reporters, online crews, press agency correspondents and PR agents for the films being screened at the festival.


Submission of Press Accreditation requests will open on July 20 2017 and close on September 5, 2017.


The goal of the Press Office of the El Gouna Film Festival (GFF) is to facilitate the application process and to make it as convenient and efficient as possible for accredited press and media personnel   to cover the festival screenings and events of the inaugural edition of GFF.

Please read the following guidelines in order to submit an application for press accreditation.



1. The following supporting documents should be provided along with a duly completed application form.

    i.  A letter from your editor/publisher on official company letterhead assigning to you the coverage of the Festival.
       The letter must provide the following information:

         a)   details of the planned editorial coverage,

         b)   the target audience of the publication you will be covering for; and

         c)   the dates when the coverage will be published or broadcast.

   ii.   At least 2 by-lined articles published within the 6 weeks and a copy of the publication or a link to the story
         written and produced by the applicant along with date of publication or broadcast.  (PDFs and links are both acceptable).

   iii.  A short CV

  iv.   A headshot for your Press badge  

  Only those Applications that are received with the above mentioned documents will be processed.

  The Press office will acknowledge the receipt of your application.

  Once the request is approved, a confirmation will be sent to the email address you provide while submitting your request.

  If you do not hear from us within 5 days of the submission of your request, please contact our press office by email 

2. There is no fee for Press Accreditation.

3. The festival reserves the right to deny accreditation. Applicants of unsuccessful requests will be duly informed.

4. Only one representative will be accepted from each media outlet

5. Accreditation is non-transferrable.



  • Access to Press Conferences and Press Lounge;

  • Up to 3 entry tickets daily free of charge to three different festival screenings, on first come first served basis ;

  • Up to 2 tickets daily free of charge for industry events (panel discussions, master classes....);

  • Festival catalogue, Festival Guide, ;

  • Access to Promotional materials related to films and guests related to Festival Programme

  • Free entry to the Media Party;



Accreditation may be picked up by the applicant in person, upon presentation of the accreditation confirmation email and a valid photo ID at the Accreditation Desk of the El Gouna Film Festival Office.

A representative of the applicant may also be allowed to pick up an accreditation upon presentation of a written authorization, a photocopy of his or her ID, accreditation confirmation email and a photocopy of the ID of the person applying for accreditation.

The address, dates and timings for pick of accreditation will be conveyed to you at the time of confirmation of your accreditation.

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