Egypt’s El Gouna Film Festival hands out $15,000 industry prizes to two Lebanese projects

El Gouna Film Festival’s co-financing platform meted out $250,000 in prizes.

Lebanese directors Ely Dagher and Remi Itani have scooped the official $15,000 top prizes for their respective feature documentary projects Harvest and A Long Breath at the El Gouna Film Festival’s CineGouna SpringBoard co-financing and industry platform in Egypt.

Dagher’s Harvest was presented alongside 12 other projects in development, spanning both fiction and non-fiction.

It follows a young woman who returns to her home city of Beirut after a long time away and reconnects with her old life. It will be Dagher’s first feature after his short film
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