Biography

Year of birth : 1979
Graduate of the Egyptian higher institute for cinema 2000 film directing section

Filmography :
Rain – 1999 35mm 8 min feature
Downtown -2000 35 mm 15 min feature
City quartet – 2000 8 min documentary
On their own – 2001 digital 12 min documentary
Wailing of the doves – 2004 36 min , digital documentary
Airlines – 2005 26 min documentary ( co directed with karim Ghali , shot in Paris )
Not like others – 2006 , 13 min feature , digital
The edge of the world aka Akher El Donia ( long feature ) 2006
Unpaid bill aka kashf hessab( long feature ) 2007
The code aka waraet shafra (long feature ) 2008
Averroes (Ibn Rushd) (Documentary - Production: Al Jazeera) 2010
Omar El Khayyam (Documentary - Production: Al Jazeera) 2010
Salon Scheherazade (Serie - Production: 2M Maroc/Disconnected) 2011
Jews of Egypt (Documentary - Production: Sessions) 2012

Worked as assistant director & line producer in many foreign productions in egypt
Also as director for many music clips , TV commercials
Worked for 4 years as assistant to Egypt's most famous director Youssef Chahine in :
Silence , shooting … 2000
11 09 01- 2003
Alexandria New york – 2004

Festivals :
• Rain participated in the official selection for :
Valencia , Siena , Munich film festivals 2000
• Downtown :
Incurt film festival , Spain 2001
Rotterdam film festival 2001
participated in the retrospective of Locarno film festival in 2005 in the " les leopards de demain " section
• Not like others:
Festival de l’Ima ( institut du monde arabe )2006
Tangier film festival 2007 , Arte east film festival 2006
Taghit film festival 2007
• Wailing of the doves : Docudays film festival , Beirut 2005
• Edge of the world :
Cairo international film festival 2006 , official competition
• Jury President: Youssef Chahine's Film Festival, Cairo 2012
• Artistic Director: Cinemobile Film Festival ,  Cairo 2012

Prizes :
Best short feature 2001 from the Egyptian National Film Festival for Downtown
Best short feature 2001 Festival du Fifej , Sousse , Tunis 2001
 

0 April 21, 2009