Founded by Producer Shahinaz Elakkad in 2017 ,Lagoonie Film Production is an Egyptian company that aims to develop the film and TV industry in Egypt and the Arab world through making high-quality films and TV series that address fresh and original topics in order to put the Arab film and TV industry on the international map.

Lagoonie Film Production has shepherded a list of trailblazing films that went on to win numerous awards at festivals. The films include Feathers, by Omar El Zohairy, which reaped 4 global awards, including the Grand Prize and the FIPRESCI award at Cannes Film Festival, as well as a Special Mention. The films also boasts Amira, by Mohamed Diab, which won 3 awards; Palestinian film Huda’s Salon, by Hany Abu-Assad; Jordanian film The Alleys, by Bassel Ghandour and short film Shoka we Sekina, starring Menna Shalaby, Eyad Nassar and Asser Yassin. Further films were selected at international festivals like Cannes, Carthage, Karlovy Vary, Toronto, Venice, Red Sea and El Gouna.

The company went on to produce several commercially successful films like Fare’ Khebra by Sherif Nagib, Ras El Sana film, which features a star-studded cast, including Shereen Reda, Ahmed Malek, Basma, Eyad Nassar, Huda ElMufti and Engy El Moqaddem. The films also include A’az El Weld, starring Dalal Abdel Aziz, Mervat Amin,Shereen and Enaam Salousa. Besides films, Shahinaz produced a number of remarkable TV series including Ana Shahira ... Ana Elkha’en and Nemra Etnein.

In addition to Production, Lagoonie Film Production has been working to support the Arab cinema industry by offering awards to film projects at international film festivals like Toronto, Venice, El Gouna and Cairo and managed to make these film projects available on global platforms. It also sponsored a number of workshops, masterclasses and panel discussions at several international festivals.

Recently, the company has wrapped up shooting Barra El Manhag film, by Amr Salama, starring Maged El Kedwany and Ruby. The film is selected to world premiere at Red Sea International Film Festival. It also just finished shooting Cairo Mecca, by Hani Khalifa, starring Mona Zaki,Mohamed Mamdouh, Shereen Reda, Khaled ElSawy and Mohamed Farrag. Currently, the company is working on a number of new projects, including the film Anf w Thalath Oyoun (A Nose and Three Eyes), based on great Egyptian author Ihsan Abdel Quddous’ masterpiece. Furthermore, it teamed up with The Producers company to co-produce film Kundalini.

Lagoonie Team