Egyptian Directors

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Youssef Chahine
Director, September 11
Youssef Chahine (born in Alexandria, Egypt, 1926) started studying in a friars' school, and then turned to English College until the High School Certificate. After one year in the University of Alexandria, he moved to the U.S. and spent two years at the Pasadena Play House, taking courses on film and dramatic arts...
 
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Marwan Hamed
Born in 1977, Marwan Hamed is an Egyptian filmmaker and director who graduated from the high institute of cinema in 1999.He worked as Assistant Director in a large number of films and commercials. While studying, he directed two short films and several documentaries but what stood out from the crowd was his 40-minute directorial debut Lilly...
 
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Khaled Youssef
Writer, El Akhar
One of the outstanding leaders of the students' movement in eighties. Head of Students' Union - Zagazig University - Banha Branch, 1988-1989. Obtained Bachelor of Engineering, Department of Electronic and Electrical communication Engineering in 1990. Head of the Film Commission, the Supreme Council of Culture in 2012...
 
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Amr Salama
Director, Asmaa
Amr Salama has directed and written 4 feature films, including On A Day Like Today (2008), Asmaa (2011), which received more than 20 international awards, Excuse My French (2014) which received more than 15 awards, only directed Made In Egypt (2014) and only wrote Snapshot (2012). Salama Co-Directed Tahrir 2011: The Good...
 
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Ahmed Rashwan
Director, Basra
Egyptian film director, script writer and producer. He made many short films, documentaries before made his first feature length film (Basra). He promoted for independent cinema since his graduation from Cairo Film Institute in 1994, and has produced many of his short films independently. He has also...
 
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Ibrahim El-Batout
Ibrahim El-Batout, who was born on the 20th of September, 1963 in Portsaid, is a graduate of the American University in Cairo in 1985, majoring in Physics. El Batout's infatuation with the camera started in the Video Cairo Production House, an agency that provides facilities for foreign TV-stations...
 
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Ahmad Abdalla
Editor, Heliopolis
Born in Cairo 19 December 1979, Graduated from the Faculty of Music Education, worked as a film editor from 2003 .living in Cairo - Egypt. Heliopolis was his first long feature film which was considered as one of the beginnings of the Egyptian independent cinema new wave. Still occasionally blogging and plays music.
 
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Mohamed Diab
Writer, Clash
Mohamed Diab is an award-winning writer and director, who's work is often centered on pressing issues concerning Egyptian society. He's known for his directorial debut film Cairo 678 (Les Femmes du bus 678), which was released a month before the Egyptian revolution and was deemed by the New York Times...
 
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Mohamed Khan
Director, El harrif
The director Mohamed Khan was born on October 26th 1942. He completed his high school in Egypt, then traveled to England where he earned his diploma in 1962. He directed several movies in 8mm. He went back to Egypt in 1963 & worked as script writer in a Cairo production company. Worked in Lebanon for few years as an assistant director...
 
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Khairy Beshara
He was born on June 30, 1947 in Tanta, Egypt when his mother was going to visit some relatives in this Delta town north of Cairo. He lived until he was five years old in the countryside as the eldest of four siblings. The family had to move to Cairo for school and He grew up in the popular neighbourhood of Shoubra...
 
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Hala Khalil
Director, Ahla al awkat
Hala Khalil obtained a degree in film directing in 1992 from the Cairo Film School and started her career by writing and directing short films and documentaries. Her short film The Kite (1997) traveled to many film festivals and won several awards and international acclaim. Khalil has written and directed two feature films Best of Times (2004) and Cut and Paste (2006)...
 
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Hani Khalifa
Director, Sahar el layaly
Hani Khalifa born originally in upper Egypt and started as an assistant director in movies such as "Joy Thief" and "Nut Shells". In 2003 he made his directorial directorial debut"Sahar Al Layali" or "Sleepless Nights", the movie had a critical acclaim in Festivals like Cairo International festival and other national and international ones...
 
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Tarek El'eryan
Director, Tito
 
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Hadi El Bagoury
Director, Wahed Saheh
With his diverse experience in cinema, TVdramas, in addition to commercials and music video, Director Hadi El Bagoury's experience was not only about making mere attempts in these fields, but it was about using his experience through alternative creative media. For example, he made his 16 mm series A'ard Khas which is the first series of its kind in the Middle East...
 
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Sheren Adel
Director, Sara
 
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