Director, Producer, Script Writer EGYPT

Sameh ALAA

Sameh ALAA
Biography

Sameh Alaa is an Egyptian filmmaker. His first short film Fifteen premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival 2017 and won several awards in festivals around the world. His last short film I Am Afraid to Forget Your Face became the first Egyptian short film to be awarded Palme d’or in the Festival de Cannes Short Film Competition 2020. I Am Afraid to Forget your Face continues its festival run at San Sebastián Film Festival, Cairo Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, Palm Springs Film Festival, Moscow International Film Festival and many others bringing him an international recognition. His films have been showcased at the MOMA and also broadcasted on different TV channels, such as CANAL+, ARTE and SHAHID. Sameh Alaa is currently working on his debut feature film, Whale Belly.

Films presented at Cannes

Awards

I AM AFRAID TO FORGET YOUR FACE
I AM AFRAID TO FORGET YOUR FACE 2020 Palme d'Or - Short Film Director
Jury members
Member - Cinéfondation & Short Films - 2021
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Directors

Alain BERBERIAN

Alain BERBERIAN

Director
Helena TRESTIKOVA

Helena TRESTIKOVA

Director
Karim AÏNOUZ

Karim AÏNOUZ

Director, Script Writer
Masha NOVIKOVA

Masha NOVIKOVA

Director, Director
Rahul JAIN

Rahul JAIN

Director
Vera CHYTILOVA

Vera CHYTILOVA

Script Writer, Director
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