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Amir Elshenawy

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  • LocationEgypt
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  • ProfessionsDirector - Film - Producer - Film - Videographer


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About me

Amir El-Shenawy is an Egyptian filmmaker born in Cairo in 1991. He has worked extensively as a freelance director, and directed documentaries for major Cairo based organizations. El-Shenawy worked as an assistant director in “Clash”, an Egyptian feature film premiered at Cannes Film Festival in 2016, and directed by Mohamed Diab. El- Shenawy is currently in the post-production of his first documentary feature “Kilo 64” to be released in 2017. Amir currently lives in London as he is doing MA Screen Documentary at Goldsmiths University.

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Work history


Director - Film

Wojood Films

Sep 2013
  • Egypt
  • Freelance



MA Screen Documentary

Goldsmiths, University of London

Sep 2016
  • London, United Kingdom


Semester Abroad / International Reporting

The Danish School of Media and Journalism

Aug 2011 - Dec 2011
  • Aarhus, Denmark


Bachelor of Arts (BA), Communications and Media Arts

The American University in Cairo

Sep 2008 - Jun 2013
  • Egypt
  • I graduated with Highest Honors from the American University in Cairo after majoring in Communication and Media Arts and double minoring in Film and Arab & Islamic Civilizations.