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2026 - Maha Maamoun

"٢٠٢٦" "2026"
إخراج: مها مأمون



Synopsis:
Based on a text from the recent Egyptian novel The Revolution of 2053, by Mahmoud Uthman, and referencing a scene from Chris Marker’s La Jetée (1962), a time-traveller recounts his vision of the future of the Pyramids area, and by extension Egypt, in the year 2026 - a vision that strains to reach beyond, yet remains severely confined by the present’s imaginal constraints.

Director: Maha Maamoun
DOP: Kareem Seif
Editors: Louly Seif - Maha Maamoun
Cast: Ahmad Kamal

Country: Egypt
Genre: Experimental
Year: 2010

Bahari - Ahmed Ghoneimy

"بحري" "Bahari"
إخراج: أحمد الغنيمي



Synopsis:
One night, Amr wanders alone in the streets of Bahari, the marginalized eastern shore of Alexandria. While he collects material for an art project he is allured to film a playful group of children. Two locals are provoked by Amr's actions leading to an encounter that evokes elusive fears and desires.

Director/ Screenwriter: Ahmed Ghoneimy
DOP: Islam Kamal
Editor: Perry Moataz
Cast: Yasser El Beltagy - Amr Wishahy - Mohamed El Sayed

Country: Egypt
Genre: Fiction
Year: 2012

Once - Nayla Al Khaja

"مرة" "Marra"
إخراج: نايلة الخاجة



Synopsis: 
Hamda, a young Arab teenager, plans to meet her boyfriend Saeed for the first time. The film shows the journey Hamda goes through to see Saeed for half an hour. 

Director/Screenwriter: Nayla Al Khaja 
DOP: Jan Vogel
Editor: Sebastian Funke 
Music Composer: Michael Pigneguy
Cast: Nifin Ghazar Al Din - Hammad Bassim Al Khalif - Shahad Mesk - Bassim Sami Al Khalif

Country: UAE
Genre: Fiction
Year: 2009

http://www.naylaalkhaja.com/

Ahmed 27 - Nermeen Salem

"أحمد ٢٧" "Ahmad 27"
إخراج: نرمين سالم



Synopsis: 
A young man is trying to get an ID.

Director: Nermeen Salem
Screenwriter: Houda El Soghiar
DOP: Mayye Zayed
Editor: Mohamad El-Hadidi
Cast: Ali Darwish - Ahmed El Rafey - Mohamed El Kateb

Country: Egypt
Genre: Fiction
Year: 2010

It Was Related To Me - Mohammad Shawky Hassan

"بلغني أيها الملك السعيد" "Balaghany Ayoha Al Malek Al Saeed"
إخراج: محمد شوقي حسن



Synopsis: 
A complex relationship between two Egyptian brothers.

Filmmaker: Mohammad Shawky Hassan

Country: Egypt
Genre: Experimental
Year: 2012

Senses - Mohamed Ramadan

"حواس" "Hawas"
إخراج: محمد رمضان



Synopsis: 
Souad is a young nurse who falls in a one-sided love relationship with a comatose patient, Yoseif. She checks up on him regularly throughout the day. We watch how she deals with Yosief's case - will Yosief be able to communicate with her?

Director/ Screenwriter: Mohamed Ramada
DOP: Omar Hossam Ali
Editor: Ahmed Hamdi
Music Composer: Shady Isaak
Cast: Solafa Ghanem - Hassan El Kredly - Tarek Mandour

Country: Egypt
Genre: Fiction
Year: 2010

The Frog - Shady Kodsi

"الضفدع" "Al Dofda"
إخراج: شادي قدسي



Director/ Editor: Shady Kodsi
DOP: Micheal Magdy - Eslam Youssef - Ahmed Safy El-Din

Country: Egypt
Genre: Experimental
Year: 2013

A Bird On The Bridge - Ahmed Nabil

"طائر على الجسر" "Ta'er Ala El Gesr"
إخراج: أحمد نبيل



Synopsis:
A video that was ignited in my head by the notion of identity explored during my stay in Arles, France, for six month, just after the beginning of the Egyptian revolution in January 2011. 

Director: Ahmed Nabil
Music Composer: David Bowie
Cast: Sarah Awad

Country: Egypt
Genre: Experimental
Year: 2013

Dream 79 - Islam Kamal

"حلم ٧٩" "Helm 79"
إخراج: إسلام كمال



Director/ Editor: Islam Kamal

Country: Egypt
Genre: Fiction
Year: 2011

El Shater Amr - Ahmed Ghoneimy

"الشاطر عمرو" "El Shater Amr"
إخراج: أحمد الغنيمي



Synopsis:
Amr the perfect child obeys and follows orders as he is taught, until he makes contact with the outside world.

Director: Ahmed Ghoneimy
Screenwriters: Khaled Diab - Ahmed Ghoneimy
DOP: Nada Ryad

Country: Egypt
Genre: Fiction
Year: 2009

Remote City - Islam Kamal

"شالي غالي" "Shali Ghali"
إخراج: إسلام كمال



Synopsis:
A trip through the desert to the Siwa Oasis in the Egyptian Western Desert, where human traces are lost in space without borders and time.

Director/ Editor/ DOP: Islam Kamal

Country: Egypt
Genre: Documentary
Year: 2010

The Clown - Marouan Omara

"البلياتشو" "El Beliatcho"
إخراج: مروان عمارة



Synopsis:

A show based on the book "El Nas Dol" by author Ahmed Attallah that had stirred controversy throughout the field of journalism. This Story about a Clown Who has a lot of problems in his life but he had to neglect them all and only focus on making kids smiles.

Director: Marouan Omara
Writer: Ahmed Attallah 
Editor: Ashraf El Kholy 
DOP: Youssef Baroudie

Country: Egypt
Genre: Documentary
Year: 2011

Marouanomara@hotmail.com

Home - Belal Hosny

"بيت" "Beit"
إخراج: بلال حسني



Director/ Screenwriter: Belal Hosny
DOP/ Editor: Mark Lotfy
Art Director: Zeinab El Shorbagy - Belal Hosny
Cast: Ahmed Haddad - Iman Imam - Naglaa Younis

Country: Egypt
Genre: Fiction
Year: 2007

Slow Death - Hussein Al Maliki

"موت بطيء" "Mawt Batee"
إخراج: حسين المالكي



Synopsis:

When you hear death saying "I'm coming," you realise that it will. The film looks at the "box of trouble" that can be found in every house in this world.

Director/ Screenwriter/ Editor: Hussein Al Maliki
DOP: Islam Abd Al Latif
Music Composer: Kevin MacLeod
Cast: Ali Razak - Mohamed Al Gohary - Ameer Al Maliki - Ramy Al Shamri

Country: Iraq
Genre: Fiction
Year: 2013

https://www.facebook.com/Loopfilms

Two - Mokhtar Talaat

"اتنين" "Etnen"
إخراج: مختار طلعت



Synopsis:

A father and his daughter and the importance of their relationship.

Director/ Screenwriter/ Puppet Maker: Mokhtar Talaat
Animator: Ahmed Abd Elmoneim
DOP/ Editor: Mansur Alshreef
Music Composer: Ibrahem Ahmed

Country: Egypt
Genre: Animation
Year: 2012


https://www.facebook.com/MokaabatStudio

Marimba - Amer Halasa

"ماريمبا" "Marimba"
إخراج: عامر هلسا



Synopsis:

Sanad, a 24-year-old snobbish guy whose only concern in life is what brands he’s wearing or what phones he’s holding. On one Friday night, his friends pick him up on their way to a gathering. He rides in the car, not paying any attention to the old homeless man who has been sitting in front of his house for over a week. At the gathering, everyone is having a blast: chatting, smoking, drinking and getting less sober by the minute. Back at his house, his friend drops him off. While getting out of the car, he gets asked about the old man. He doesn’t give it any thought and walks back to the house. Stumbling to get in, he drops his keys and that’s where he “sees” the old man for the first time, yet does nothing to acknowledge his existence. The next day, on his way to meet up with the same friend, he witnesses an act of kindness that opens his eyes and makes him realize that he has to do something good to the old man.

Director/ Screenwriter/ Editor: Amer Halasa
DOP: Robert Abboud
Producer: Zaid Bawab
Cast: Issa Abu Aita - Mounir Khader - Kamal Odeh

Country: Jordan
Genre: Fiction
Year: 2013

http://amerhalasa.com/index.html

The Doll - Marouan Omara

"عروسة قماش" "Arousa Omash"
إخراج: مروان عمارة



Synopsis:

A father let a rich old gulf man temporarily marry his young under age daughter (Outa), in return of money to improve his life neglecting her feelings not caring about her future.

Director: Marouan Omara
Story: Nariman El Shamaly 
Screenwriters: Manal El Moteay - Marouan Omara
DOP: Oliver Wilkins
Editor: Aly Mourad
Cast: Manwella Maher - Saeed El Saleh - Ahmed Nabil - Gannah

Country: Egypt
Genre: Fiction
Year: 2010

Marouanomara@hotmail.com