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Omar El Zohairy

Omar El Zohairy

Egypt

Scriptwriter, Film Director

TFL

FeatureLab - 360 Participant 2017
Script&Pitch Participant 2016

biography

Omar El Zohairy studied at the Cairo Cinema Institute and worked as an assistant director alongside some of Egypt’s most awarded filmmakers, including Yousry Nasrallah. Zohairy’s first short film BREATHE OUT premiered at the 8th Dubai International Film Festival and won the Jury Special Mention Prize. His second short THE AFTERMATH OF THE INAUGURATION OF THE PUBLIC TOILET AT KILOMETER 375, was the first Egyptian film to be selected for the Cannes Cinefondation. The film went on to win awards worldwide. Zohairy is working on his first feature FEATHERS OF A FATHER. The project was selected for the 32nd Cinefondation Residence and awarded the Baumi Development Award from Pandora Films and Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.