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Ahmad Abdalla

Égypte

Français

Réalisateur, scénariste et monteur égyptien.

Né en 1978 au Caire. Dans les années 90 il a étudié la musique classique (violon alto). Il a travaillé comme monteur à partir de 1999, sur des films commerciaux (de 2001 à 2004) puis sur des documentaires. À partir de 2002, il a commencé à travailler sur des longs métrages en tant que monteur et aussi comme directeur des effets spéciaux et créateur de génériques. Il réalise son premier long métrage, Héliopolis, en 2009 (Prix du meilleur premier scénario en 2008, Fondation Sawiris, Le Caire), puis Microphone en 2010, sélectionné au Cinemed en 2011. Son film Rags and Tatters remporte l’Antigone d’or en 2013 [35ème Cinemed, Montpellier, France].

Source : Cinemed 2013
www.cinemed.tm.fr/cgi-bin/film/film.cgi?lemenu=2&id=15672&festi=69&uk=&mod=prog

English

Ahmad Abdalla began his career in 1998 as a film editor. In 2009, he wrote and directed his debut film « Heliopolis ».

Born in 1978 in Cairo. He studied classical music in the 90s (viola). Working as a film editor since 1999, he edited some of the commercial Egyptian films (2001-2004) and worked in documentary films as well. He started working on feature-length films in 2002 as an editor, and on some titles as a visual effects supervisor and credits designer. Heliopolis (2009) is his first feature film as a director. Winner of the Best first screenplay Award of Sawiris foundation in Cairo 2008 for Heliopolis. Then he directed Microphone, selected in 2011 at Cinemed. His film Rags and Tatters won the Golden Antigone Award [35th Cinemed, Montpellier, France] in 2013.

Source: Cinemed 2013
www.cinemed.tm.fr/cgi-bin/film/film.cgi?cine=1&id=15672&festi=69&lemenu=2&uk=oui&mod=proguk

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY:
Born in 1978 – Cairo, Egypt.
Studied Music in 90′s (Classic music & Viola player).
Working as a Film Editor since 1999, edited some of the commercial Egyptian Films (2001-2004) and worked in documentary films as well
Started working feature length films in 2002 and an editor, and some titles as a visual effects supervisor, and credits designer.
« Heliopolis » (2009) is his 1st feature film as a director.
Winner of the Best 1st screenplay Award of Sawiris foundation in Cairo 2008 for : « Heliopolis ».
currently focusing on establishing a new independent film production company in egypt with other young filmmakers.

WORK HISTORY:

2010 Writer / Director
Microphone
120 minutes
Producer: Film Clinic Egypt
(IMDB) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1684913/

2009 Editor / Director
Heliopolis
100 minutes
Producer: Film House Egypt
(IMDB) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1454718/

2008 Editor
Ein Shams (The Eye Of the Sun)
87 Minutes
Director: Ibrahim El Batout
Producer: Film House Egypt
Winner of :Toarmina International Film Festival Best Film
Link: http://www.taorminafilmfest.it/2008/

2007 Editor
Kashf Hisab – feature film
97 minutes
Director: Amir Ramsis
Producer: Image Films
(IMDB) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0882744/

2007 Editor
Al ghaba (The Jungle) – feature film
92 minutes
Director: Ahmed Atef
Producer: Egypt Films
(IMDB) : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1014068/

2006 Editor
Akher El-Donya – feature film
108 minutes
Director: Amir Ramsis
Producer: Dana Films
(IMDB): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1014068/

2006 Writer/Director
Only To Please You – Short film
23 minutes
Director: Ahmad Abdalla
Producer: Film House Production/De-sync Productions

2006 Editor
Hide And Seek – feature film
91 minutes
Director: Emad El-Bahat
Producer: HGF Films
(IMDB) : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0947024/

2006 Editor
Ma’lesh ehna benetbahdel « We’re in Troubles » – feature film
99 minutes
Director: Sherif Mandour
Producer: Film House Productions
2006 Visual Effects Supervisor

Ma’lesh ehna benetbahdel « We’re in Troubles » – feature film
99 minutes
Director: Sherif Mandour
Producer: Film House Productions

2006 Editor
Sudanese refugees in Cairo – Documentary film
52 minutes
Director: Ibrahim Batout
Producer: Al-Jazeera TV

2004 Editor
Faces from Dust and Mud- Documentary Film
24 minutes
Director: Hala Lotfy
Producer: Independent production

2003 Editor
Al-Ragol El-Abyad El-Motawasset « Meditranien Man « – feature film
111 minutes
Director: Sherif Mandour
Producer: Film House Productions
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بدأ أحمد عبد الله مسيرته سنة 1998 كمركّب. وفي سنة 2009، كتب وأخرج شريطه الأول » هليوبوليس » الذي تم اختياره في العديد من المهرجانات العالمية.
Films(s)