Egyptian Directors

by ayazain57 | created - 06 Oct 2013 | updated - 29 Apr 2017 | Public

1. Youssef Chahine

Director | Iskanderija... lih?

Youssef Chahine (born in Alexandria, Egypt, 1926) started studying in a friars' school, and then turned to English College until the High School Certificate. After one year in the University of Alexandria, he moved to the U.S. and spent two years at the Pasadena Play House, taking courses on film ...

2. Marwan Hamed

Director | Omaret yakobean

Marwan Hamed is a young Egyptian film director, He is the son of author Wahid Hamed and journalist Zeinab Sweidan. He was graduated from the higher institution of cinema in 1999. He has worked as a director assistant for The directors Samir Saif and Sherif Arafa. He Directed short films and one of ...

3. Sharif Arafah

Director | Tamantashar Yom

Sharif Arafah is a director and writer, known for 18 Days (2011), Halim (2006) and The Treasure 2 (2019).

4. Khaled Youssef

Director | Al assifa

One of the outstanding leaders of the students' movement in eighties. Head of Students' Union - Zagazig University - Banha Branch, 1988-1989. Obtained Bachelor of Engineering, Department of Electronic and Electrical communication Engineering in 1990. Head of the Film Commission, the Supreme Council...

5. Amr Salama

Director | Asmaa

Amr Salama has directed and written 4 feature films, including On A Day Like Today (2008), Asmaa (2011), which received more than 20 international awards, Excuse My French (2014) which received more than 15 awards, only directed Made In Egypt (2014) and only wrote Snapshot (2012). Salama ...

6. Samir Seif

Director | Souq al mot aa

Samir Seif was born on October 23, 1947 in Cairo, Egypt. He was a director and writer, known for Souq al mot aa (1999), The Fish's Tail (2003) and His Excellency the Minister (2002). He died on December 9, 2019 in Cairo.

7. Ahmed Rashwan

Director | Moloud fi Khamsa we Aishreen Yanair

Egyptian film director, script writer and producer. He made many short films, documentaries before made his first feature length film (Basra). He promoted for independent cinema since his graduation from Cairo Film Institute in 1994, and has produced many of his short films independently. He has ...

8. Ibrahim El-Batout

Writer | El sheita elli fat

Ibrahim El-Batout, who was born on the 20th of September, 1963 in Portsaid, is a graduate of the American University in Cairo in 1985, majoring in Physics. El Batout's infatuation with the camera started in the Video Cairo Production House, an agency that provides facilities for foreign TV-stations...

10. Ahmad Abdalla

Director | Microphone

Born in Cairo 19 December 1979, Graduated from the Faculty of Music Education, worked as a film editor from 2003 .living in Cairo - Egypt. Heliopolis was his first long feature film which was considered as one of the beginnings of the Egyptian independent cinema new wave. Still occasionally ...

11. Mohamed Diab

Writer | Eshtebak

Mohamed Diab is an award-winning writer and director, who's work is often centered on pressing issues concerning Egyptian society.

He's known for his directorial debut film Cairo 678 (Les Femmes du bus 678), which was released a month before the Egyptian revolution and was deemed by the New York ...

12. Yusri Nasrullah

Writer | El Medina

Yusri Nasrullah was born in 1952 in Giza, Egypt. He is a writer and director, known for El Medina (1999), Summer Thefts (1988) and After the Battle (2012).

13. Mohamed Khan

Director | Banat wist el-balad

The director Mohamed Khan was born on October 26th 1942. He completed his high school in Egypt, then traveled to England where he earned his diploma in 1962. He directed several movies in 8mm. He went back to Egypt in 1963 & worked as script writer in a Cairo production company. Worked in Lebanon ...

14. Enas El-Degheidy

Director | Mothakerat morahkah

Enas El-Degheidy was born in 1953 in Cairo, Egypt as Inas Abdel Monem Al Degheidy. She is a director and actress, known for Mothakerat morahkah (2001), Al bahethat an al horeya (2004) and Dantelle (1993).

15. Salah Abouseif

Director | El fatawa

Egyptian director, former editor, whose films dealt with social conditions in his country. He was a member of the jury at the 10th Moscow International Film Festival.

16. Daoud Abdel Sayed

Director | Ard al-Khof

Began as Youssef Chahine 's assistant in ''The Land".

18. Khaled El Hagar

Director | Room to Rent

Khaled El Hagar is a director and writer, known for Room to Rent (2000), Lust (2011) and Ahlam saghira (1994).

20. Rami Imam

Director | Amir El Zalam

Rami Imam is a director and actor, known for Amir El Zalam (2002), Klashinkov (2008) and Booha (2005).

21. Ali Badr Khan

Director | Chafika et Metwal

Ali Badr Khan was born in 1946 in Cairo, Egypt. He is a director and writer, known for Chafika et Metwal (1979), Al-raii wa al nesaa (1991) and The Hunger (1986). He was previously married to Suad Husni.

22. Khairy Beshara

Director | Moondog

He was born on June 30, 1947 in Tanta, Egypt when his mother was going to visit some relatives in this Delta town north of Cairo. He lived until he was five years old in the countryside as the eldest of four siblings. The family had to move to Cairo for school and He grew up in the popular ...

23. Sandra Nashaat

Director | El-Maslaha

Sandra Nashaat is a director and assistant director, known for The Deal (2012), Al rahina (2006) and Private Alexandria (2005).

24. Hala Khalil

Director | Ahla al awkat

Hala Khalil obtained a degree in film directing in 1992 from the Cairo Film School and started her career by writing and directing short films and documentaries. Her short film The Kite (1997) traveled to many film festivals and won several awards and international acclaim. Khalil has written and ...

25. Hani Khalifa

Director | Sahar el layaly

Hani Khalifa born originally in upper Egypt and started as an assistant director in movies such as "Joy Thief" and "Nut Shells". In 2003 he made his directorial directorial debut"Sahar Al Layali" or "Sleepless Nights", the movie had a critical acclaim in Festivals like Cairo International festival ...

26. Hussein Kamal

Director | Emberatoriet meem

Hussein Kamal was born in 1932 in Egypt. He was a director and actor, known for Emberatoriet meem (1972), The Postman (1968) and Away from Land (1976). He died on March 24, 2003 in Cairo, Egypt.

28. Atef El-Taieb

Director | Leila Sakhina

Atef El-Taieb was born on December 26, 1947. He was a director and assistant director, known for Leila Sakhina (1995), Gallipoli (1981) and El zamar (1985). He died on June 23, 1995.

29. Kareem El-Adl

Director | Mesawar Qateel

Born in December 1985, to find himself a member of one the biggest production families in Egypt, known for the company "ElAdl Group". Started working as an AD since the age of 15yrs. Began his directing career at a very young age, & was considered as the youngest director in Egypt, As he directed ...

32. Adel Adeeb

Director | Hysteria

Adel Adeeb is a director and producer, known for Hysteria (1996), The Baby Doll Night (2008) and Ashyak Wad Fi Roxy (1999).

33. Ali Idris

Director | Ashab wala business

Ali Idris is an assistant director and director, known for Ashab wala business (2001), Karim's Harem (2005) and Elbar El Tani (2016).

37. Hadi El Bagoury

Director | Wahed Saheh

With his diverse experience in cinema, TVdramas, in addition to commercials and music video, Director Hadi El Bagoury's experience was not only about making mere attempts in these fields, but it was about using his experience through alternative creative media. For example, he made his 16 mm series...

38. Magdy Ahmed Aly

Director | Mawlana

Magdy Ahmed Aly is a director and actor, known for Mawlana (2016), The Nile Birds (2009) and Al Batal (1997).

54. Nader Galal

Director | Hassan Ellol

Nader Galal was born in 1941 in Cairo, Egypt. He is a director and writer, known for Hassan Ellol (1997), Batal min warak (1988) and Waheda Bewaheda (1984).

56. Mohamed Ali

Director | Leabet el hob

Mohamed Ali is a director and actor, known for Leabet el hob (2006), Buying A Man (2017) and Alawela fel Gharam (2007).

58. Mohamed Bakir

Director | Asia

Mohamed Bakir is a director and actor, known for Asia (2013), Third Party (2012) and On My Dead Body (2012).

63. Fatin Abdulwahhab

Director | Al zouga talattashar

Husband of singer Laila Mourad and father of their only son Zaki.

64. Mahmood Dhulfeqar

Director | El aydi el naema

Mahmood Dhulfeqar was born on February 18, 1914 in Tanta, Egypt. He was a director and actor, known for Soft Hands (1963), My Father Deceived Me (1951) and The Price of Love (1964). He was married to Maryam Fakhruddin. He died on May 22, 1970.

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