MISR FILM FOCUS

Following in the footsteps of its founder, Misr International Films is committed to foster and develop long term relationships with some of the most promising and upcoming filmmakers from Egypt. The Egyptian revolution has shown how much the Egyptian people, notably the youth, are hungry for change. Social change and filmmaking have always gone hand in hand.

In these very exciting times, Misr International Films launched Misr Film Focus, a production initiative, aimed at developing and sustaining working relationships with Egyptian emerging talents. The aim was to bring them into an environment, through mentoring and financial support, that allowed them to grow as filmmakers with an exposure to local and international audiences.

In this first round, Misr Film Focus identified six projects that were chosen out of the 140 applications received. The selected projects went through a vigorous process from script to screen- developing, producing, and distributing each film to a quality that deems comprehensive and commercially viable. 

First-time filmmakers had the unique experience of working on developing their films to bring both good story telling and producing values to the forefront. Several workshops took place under the supervision of local and international experts. Misr Film Focus worked to the international and lucrative digital films working standards of high script quality, relatively low budget, an efficient schedule a creative and collaborative cast and crew.

The selected 6 projects were the following:

1. Al Imam - Mohamed Ramadan
2. Kilo 56 – Mohamed Hammad
3. Suicidal Notions – Eman El Naggar
4. El Matlouk – Yasser Naeim
5. Don't Kiss my Eyes -Mohamed El Zayat
6. Gaye El Zaman/The World is Mine– Dina Hamza
 
We would like to congratulate all selected projects and would like to thank everyone who has participated in Misr Film Focus.