During the Gouna Film Festival’s 3rd Edition in September 2019, Ergo’s $10,000 prize with the CineGouna platform was awarded to the Egyptian project “Straight to the Goal”; a feature narrative in development by young and upcoming director Tamer Ashry.
The film follows Ali, an aspiring soccer player from Egypt who was recently recruited and moved to Marseille to pursue a professional career in the sport. After suffering a debilitating injury, he is forced to navigate the underground life of Marseille’s illegal immigrants while balancing an explosive temper and budding romance.
It is worth mentioning that the project won four other awards making it the winner of the highest number of awards this year; reflecting its strong potential.
Last year’s Ergo prize-winning movie; “1982”, went on to win multiple awards in several festivals including the NETPAC award in the Toronto International Film Festival, and the prestigious FIPRESCI critics award in this year’s GFF official competition. These awards have placed the film on a track for international recognition with its latest achievement being Lebanon’s submission for the Oscars.
Ergo is committed to supporting promising cinematic projects and aspiring talents in their endeavor to share their visions with the world.