Ahmad Abdalla

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Ahmad Abdalla
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Born Ahmad Abdalla El Sayed
(1978-12-19) December 19, 1978 (age 35)
Cairo, Egypt
Other names Ahmed Abdallah
Occupation Film Director, Script Writer, Film Editor
Years active 2009–present
Notable work(s) Heliopolis, Microphone (film) Rags and Tatters
Website
www.ahmadabdalla.net

Ahmad Abdalla El Sayed Abdelkader (Arabic: أحمد عبد الله السيد‎) (born on December 19, 1978, Cairo) is an Egyptian film director, editor and screen writer.

His debut feature film is Heliopolis (2009); his second film is Microphone (2010). He studied music in the 1990s and began working as a film editor in 1999. He moved to feature-length films in 2002 and began doubling as a visual effects supervisor and credits designer.

He was winner of the Best First screenplay Award of Sawiris Foundation in Cairo 2008 for Heliopolis. His upcoming film Rags and Tatters has been selected to be screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.[1][2]

Festivals and awards[edit]

Rags and Tatters - 2013[edit]

Rags and Tatters premièred at Toronto international Film Festival 2013, then participated in the official competition in London International Film Festival and was the finest Arabic film in the competition, and screened at many other festivals like Abu Dhabi Film Festival and the Cinemed International Mediterranean Film Festival of Montpellier. The film had positive reviews in international press such as Variety,[3] The Guardian,[4] and Huffington Post.[5]

Microphone - 2010[edit]

Heliopolis - 2009[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rags and Tatters". TIFF. Retrieved 2013-08-26. 
  2. ^ "Toronto Adds 75+ Titles To 2013 Edition". Indiewire. Retrieved 2013-08-26. 
  3. ^ "Toronto Film Review: ‘Rags & Tatters’". Variety. September 11, 2013. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Rags and Tatters – London film festival review". The Guardian. October 17, 2013. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Best of Toronto 2013: Ahmed Abdallah's Rags and Tatters". Huffington Post. September 10, 2013. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Golden Pyramid goes to Al-Shawq". Egyptian Gazette. 
  7. ^ "Yusra Al-Lawzi". Al-Masry Al-Youm. 

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