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Mohamed Siam

Égypte

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Réalisateur, scénariste, directeur de la photographie et producteur égyptien.

Parfois crédité sous le nom de
Mohammad Siam


Mohamed Siam est réalisateur, producteur et directeur de la photographie ayant reçu plusieurs subventions internationales à l’appui de ses projets de films. Ses films sont sélectionnés à Karlovy Vary, NYFF, Hot Docs, IDFA et Carthage.
Son film FORCE MAJEURE (2016) a reçu le Prix spécial CNCI de l’image « Ali Ben Abdallah » pour un film de long métrage en compétition, aux JCC 2017, Tunis. Son film AMAL (2017) a eu le Tanit d’Or du Documentaire aux JCC 2018, Tunis.

Membre de l’Académie des arts et des sciences du cinéma qui remet les Oscars du cinéma chaque année, Mohamed Siam est réalisateur, producteur et chef-opérateur égyptien, résidant en France.

Ses films sont sélectionnés dans de nombreux festivals à travers le monde et été couronnés de prix prestigieux.

Après avoir étudié la psychologie, il consacre sa carrière au cinéma. Il remporte le prix Robert Bosch, le prix AfriDocs du Durban FilmMart et le prix Docs-In-Progress de Thessalonique. Il est le récipiendaire de la bourse MacDowell Colony en 2016 et de la bourse Global Media Makers en 2017, ainsi que de la bourse de la Fondation Mellon en 2018.

Il est régulièrement invité en tant que jury dans de nombreux festivals de premier plan. Il siège également à plusieurs commissions de films (Karlovy Vary, Göteborg Film Festival, IDFA Bertha Fund, Hot Docs pour n’en citer que quelques-uns). Siam est conférencier à la New School et au Brooklyn College de New York. Il est également chercheur et réalisateur en résidence à l’université Américaine de Paris.

English

Egyptian filmmaker.

Sometimes credited as
Mohammad Siam


Mohamed Siam a director, producer and director of photography. He received several international grants in support of his film projects. His films are selected in Karlovy Vary, NYFF, Hot Docs & IDFA.

Siam is a director, producer and a cinematographer who has received several international grants in support of his film projects, including from Sundance Institute, IDFA Bertha Fund, Screen Institute Beirut, Hot Docs Blue Ice Group Fund, OIF, Arab Fund for Arts & Culture and Catapult Film Fund. Prior to filmmaking he studied psychology, eventually undertaking a variety of roles in the Egyptian and international film industry, including as 1st Assistant Director on the Canal Plus feature documentary « The City Of The Dead » (IDFA 2009, Best Film at Documenta Madrid 2010) and Tamer Said’s fiction « In the Last Days of the City » (World Cinema Fund, Global Film Initiative and Cinereach) – Winner of Caligari Film Preis in Berlinale 2016.

Siam’s cinematography can be seen in « The Trials of The Spring » (dir. Gini Reticker, producer Abigail Disney – Fork Films) and « The Path » (dir. Senain Kheshgi) – both films coproduced with ITVS. He also acted as the Egyptian line producer for « Trials ».

A Berlinale and Durban Talent Campus Alumnus, Siam’s current documentary work-inprogress « Amal » won the AfriDocs Prize at Durban FilmMart and the Arab-German Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Foundation in 2015. At Berlinale Campus Editing Studio, he was tutored by renowned Danish editor Molly Marlene Stensgaard (« Dancer in the Dark », « Melancholia »).
Mohamad Siam


Mohamed Siam (Egypt) studied psychology before becoming a filmmaker. He has been awarded several international grants for his film projects, including support from the Sundance Institute, IDFA Bertha Fund, Screen Institute Beirut, and Hot Docs Blue Ice Group Fund. A Berlinale Talent Campus alumnus, he also attended a program for talented filmmakers in Durban. He worked as assistant director on the feature documentary The City of the Dead (2009) and on the drama In the Last Days of the City (2016). He demonstrated his lensing skills shooting the documentaries The Trials of the Spring (2015) and The Path (2015). Siam debuted as director with the fiction short A Leak (2011) and the documentary Whose Country? (2016), and he is now working on his third helming attempt, the documentary Amal, awarded last year as a work in progress by Durban FilmMart (AfriDocs Prize) and by the Robert Bosch Foundation (Arab-German Film Prize).

Filmography:

AMAL (2016, 80′, documentary work-in-progress)
Director – Cinematographer – Producer
ArtKhana – Detail Film
Funded by Robert Bosch Foundation, Hot Docs Blue Ice, Screen Institute Beirut and Catapult Film Fund

FORCE MAJEURE / WHOSE COUNTRY (2016, 60′, documentary)
Director – Cinematographer – Producer
Hot Docs 2016, WORLD PREMIERE, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Competition 2016, Carthage Film Festival 2016
Linked Productions Ltd & ArtKhana Egypt, with the participation of ITVS
Funded by IDFA Bertha Found, Sundance Institute, Hot Docs Blue Ice Group Documentary Production Fund, Fonds Image de la Francophonie (OIF), Arab Fund for Arts & Culture (AFAC), Screen Institute Beirut

THE PATH (2015, feature documentary, dir. Senain Kheshgi)
Cinematographer
Feature documentary filmed in Pakistan
Funded by Sundance and ITVS.

THE TRIALS OF SPRING (2015, feature documentary, dir. Gini Reticker)
Cinematographer, Line Producer (Egypt)
Fork Films
Funded by ITVS and Gucci Tribeca Doc Fund.

IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE CITY (2014, fiction feature, dir. Tamer Said)
1st AD
Zero Production
Funded by Global Film Initiative, World Cinema Fund and Cinereach.

A LEAK (2011, fiction short)
Writer-Director
Supported by One Fine Day & Deutsche Welle/Kenya – Germany

THE CITY OF THE DEAD (2009, feature documentary, dir. Sergio Trefaut)
1st AD, Local Producer (Egypt)
Portugal/Spain/Finland (YLE)
IDFA Competition 2009, Best Film Documenta Madrid 2010.

Source:
www.jcctunisie.org/eng/filmsDetail.php?id_film=33
http://widehouse.org/film/whose-country/
www.kviff.com/en/programme/film/4620592-whose-country/

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محمد صيام – مصر

محمد صيام مخرج ،منتج و مصور سينمائي ، تلقى العديد من المنح الدولية لدعم مشاريع أفلامه. وقع ترشيحه في مخيم المواهب في برلين و ديربان وفاز فيهما بجوائز عدة مثل جائزة أفريدكس في ديربان وجائزة السينما بمؤسسة روبرت بوش في مهرجان برلين، وجائزة ثيسالونيكي


Source:
www.jcctunisie.org/ar/filmsDetail.php?id_film=33