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film-maker Sherif Elbendary
(Foto Credit: Brigitte Lacomb)


Born in 1978, Sherif Elbendary lives and works in Cairo. Elbendary graduated from the High Institute of Cinema in Cairo in 2007, where he has been teaching film directing since 2008. His first short fiction film “Rise & Shine”, produced by the Egyptian Film Center in 2006, was officially selected in more than 75 festivals in 33 countries and won 15 awards. With his short film “Curfew”, part of the collective feature “18 days”, set during the Egyptian revolution, Sherif was officially selected in Cannes 2011. He is currently working on his first feature film “Ali, the Goat, and Ibrahim” but continues to direct short films as he admires the short form as a means of concentrated narration.

2016 Ali, the Goat, and Ibrahim, feature fiction
2015 Dry Hot Summers, 30', short fiction film
2012 On the road to Downtown, 53', documentary
2011 Curfew (part of the feature film “18 days “), 15', short fiction
2008 Sa’et Assary - At Day’s End, 15', short fiction
2006 Sabah El Foll - Rise and Shine, 9', short fiction
2005 Sit Banat - 6 Girls, 21', short documentary



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