Islam El Azzazi

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genre(subgenre):
Film (short film)
Visual Arts (photography)
Written and spoken word (poetry)
region:
Africa, Northern
country/territory:
Egypt
city:
Cairo
created on:
May 21, 2003
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Islam El Azzazi
Islam El Azzazi

Article

Non-mainstream Egyptian film-making

Born in Alexandria in 1971, Islam El Azzazi studied directing at the most important Egyptian film school and has since made several short and documentary films. He is also active as a photographer and has written two books of poems.
Born in Alexandria in 1971, Islam El Azzazi is a young Egyptian film-maker who, in 1993, completed his course in directing at the High Cinema Institute, one of the most important Egyptian film schools. Since then he has conceived and made several short films and documentaries. From 1995 he worked for four years in the team leading the drama group El-Warsha founded by Hassan El Geretly and documented performances of the Cairo Ensemble. He is also active as a photographer and has written two books of poems. The video shown in Blue Stage at the House of World Cultures in 2001 included excerpts from the short film “Maris” (“The month of March”) and a documentary about the Fayum portraits.
Author: Brigitte Heilmann 

Works

Nahar we Leil / Day and Night

Film / TV,
2006
Writer, Director. DVcam, 34 min

Et Hakkem Fe´naik / Dominate your Eyes

Film / TV,
2003
Documentary. Producer, Editor, D.O.P. and Director. DVcam, 45 min

Wegouh Al-Fayoum / Fayuom Portraits

Film / TV,
2001
Documentary. Writer, Director. Digital Beta, 24 min

Madina Yaskonoha Al-Zil / A City Inhabited by Shadows

Film / TV,
1994
Documentary. In cooperation with Alaa Khaled, (Producer, Editor and Director). VHS, 20 min

Al-Kharaz / The Beads

Film / TV,
1993
Writer, Director. Based on Dostoyevsky´s novel "The Idiot". 35mm, 18 min

March

Film / TV,
1992
Writer, Director. 35mm, 3 min.

Merits

2007
Best Film ( Sawi Short Film Festival, Cairo) for “Nahar we Leil”

2006
Best Documentary (El Sawi Documentary Festival, Cairo) for “Dominate you Eyes”
Best Actor, Bassem Samra & Best Production (2emes Rencontres De L’Image, Cairo) for “Nahar we Leil”
Best production ( 2emes Rencontres De L’Image, Cairo) for “Nahar we Leil”

Projects

This artist took part in the following project(s) organized/funded by the culturebase.net partner institutions.

Blue Stage

Multimedia Installation

(18 August 00 - 30 September 00)
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video

"Fayuom Portraits"

"Fayuom Portraits"
© Islam El-Azzazi
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