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Tamer Ezzat originally graduated as a Physics & Electronics Major at the American University in Cairo in 1994. He started as an actor on the stage of Wallace Theatre performing lead roles in plays by Alfred Farag, Tawfik Al-Hakim and Eugene Eunesco. But soon he turned his attention to the making of films and worked as a film editor, where he edited films for famed directors such as Yousef Chahine (Silence, we're rolling) & Yousry Nasrallah (The City, Boys, Girls & the veil). After that, he moved to TV commercials as a producer/assistant director; until 2001, when he received a Fulbright fellowship to study at the Center for Advanced Digital Applications (CADA) at New York University, earning a Certificate in Digital Special Effects. At the same time, he pursued a diploma in film directing at the New York Film Academy (NYFA.)

His award winning short film "The Decision," was to be the main product of his time in New York. But following September 11, 2001, he shifted his attention to a documentary about Egyptians living in the city, "Everything Is Gonna Be Alright!". After being screened in New York, Atlanta, Washington DC, San Francisco, and Minneapolis, as well as in Cairo, Beirut and Amsterdam, his doc won the prestigious State Encouragement Award in 2004.

Since returning to his native Cairo in 2002, Tamer has opened a production house in Cairo. He has directed and produced documentaries & Channel identities for Orbit Satellite Network , Dream TV, Aljazeera & Aljazeera Children. His film "The Place I Call Home" was officially selected in more than 13 festivals and received 4 awards and was dubbed as 'Unforgettable' in Egyptian newspapers. Recently, Tamer Ezzat has finished his writing and directorial debut, "The Ring Road," which premiered at the Cairo International Film Festival 2010. Currently in 2011, Ezzat is directing a doc about the Egyptian revolution.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tamer Ezzat

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