The second annual El Gouna Film Festival kicked off on the 21st of September for a week-long festival to celebrate Arab and Egyptian film, filmmakers, actors, and directors. Stars from all around the world, including Patrick Dampsey, Elisa Sednaoui, Arwa Gouda, Yasmine Sabri, Saba Mubarak, Nelly Karim, and so many more, walked the red carpets in stunning floor-sweeping gowns and dapper tuxedos.
The festival featured 15 films in the Feature Narrative Competition, 12 in the Feature Documentary Competition, and 23 in the Short Film Competition.
"That has surprised everyone and me as well, to have this festival on a level that can compete with any international festival," said singer and actress Maya Diab at the opening on Thursday night - Euro News
Here are our favorite looks from the red carpet:
by Haya Issa