I am afraid to forget your face

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Synopsis

English

After being separated for 82 days, Adam travels down a rough road to be reunited with the one he loves, whatever it takes. 

Italiano

Dopo 82 giorni passati lontano dalla sua amata, Adam è pronto a tutto pur di affrontare la distanza che li separa.

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Sameh Alaa

Short Film | Fiction | Drama

15' 00''

Egypt | France | Belgium | Qatar

2020

Arabic

English | Italian | French

Seif Hemeda | Nourhan Ahmed

Fig Leaf Studios

Muhammad Taymour | Martin Jerome

Zen Movie | Square Eyes

Sameh Alaa

Giorgos Valsamis

Yasser Azmy

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Shaimaa Magdy

Nour Fawzy | Faten Mohamed

Sameh Nabil

Moataz Al Qammari

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Selections & Awards

Poster - I am afraid to forget your face

FESTIVAL DE CANNES, Cannes (FRANCE)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

♥ Winner of PALME D'OR for BEST SHORT FILM

ZINEBI - BILBAO INT. SHORT AND DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL, Bilbao (SPAIN)

OSCAR®, BAFTA & GOYA qualifying festival

UPPSALA INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVL, Uppsala (SWEDEN)

OSCAR® & EFA qualifying festival

IZMIR INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, Izmir (TURKEY)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

WINTERTHUR INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, Winterthur (SWITZERLAND)

OSCAR®, EFA & BAFTA qualifying festival

ALCINE – FESTIVAL DE CINE DE ALCALÀ DE HENARES, Madrid (SPAIN)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

SAN SEBASTIAN INT. FILM FESTIVAL, San Sebastian (SPAIN)

EL GOUNA FILM FESTIVAL, El Gouna (EGYPT)

REYKJAVIK INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Reykjavik (ICELAND)

MOSCOW INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Moscow (RUSSIA)

FESTIVAL INT. DU FILM FRANCOPHONE DE NAMUR, Namur (BELGIUM)

CURTOCIRCUITO - INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Santiago de Compostela (SPAIN)

FILM FEST GENT, Gent (BELGIUM)

SULMONA INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Sulmona (ITALY)

CINEMAFORUM, Warsaw (POLAND)

AJYAL FILM FESTIVAL, Doha (QATAR)

CORTISONICI INT. FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

ASIATICA FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

PASSAGGI D'AUTORE - INTRECCI MEDITERRANEI (ITALY)

MYART FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

♥ Winner of the JURY SPECIAL MENTION

SICILIAMBIENTE FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

♥ Winner of the SECOND PRIZE FOR BEST SHORT FILM

POP CORN FESTIVAL DEL CORTO (ITALY)

SATURNIA FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

♥ Winner of BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM

♥ Winner of BEST DIRECTOR

I LUOGHI DELL'ANIMA - ITALIAN FILM FEST (ITALY)

FIGARI FILM FEST (ITALY)

IL VARCO INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

ANDARAS - TRAVELLING FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

♥ Winner of the HONORABLE MENTION

CIVITANOVA FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

ISCHIA FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

DO UT DES FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

♥ Winner of BEST SHORT FILM

SHORTS INT. FILM FESTIVAL - MAREMETRAGGIO (ITALY)

♥ Winner of BEST SHORT FILM

PRATO FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

CISTERNA FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

♥ Winner of BEST SHORT FILM

SOCIAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

♥ Winner of BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM

LUCANIA FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

♥ Winner of BEST INTERNATIONAL TOPIC

ISCHIA GLOBAL FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

REGGIO CALABRIA FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

CASOLE FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

♥ Winner of the SELECTION COMMETTEE AWARD

♥ Winner of BEST SCRIPT

FESTIVAL INT. INVENTA UN FILM LENOLA (ITALY)​

♥ Winner of the FIRST PRIZE (BEST SHORT FILM)

♥ Winner of BEST EDITING

ROMA CREATIVE CONTEST (ITALY)

♥ Winner of BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM

FESTIVAL INT. DEL CINEMA DI FRONTIERA (ITALY)

OUT OF BOUNDS FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

♥ Winner of BEST DIRECTOR

FIATICORTI FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

♥ Winner of the JURY'S SPECIAL MENTION

MATERA FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

FESTIVAL INT. DEL CINEMA POVERO (ITALY)

VALDARNO CINEMA FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

CAPRI MOVIE INT. FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

FLORENCE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

VIGATA FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

CORTO E A CAPO - PREMIO MARIO PUZO (ITALY)

SILA FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

TITO FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

PERIFERIA DELL'IMPERO FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

TOKO FILM FEST (ITALY)

VISIONI CORTE INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

SEDICICORTO INT. FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

CONCORTO FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

♥ Winner of the YOUNG JURY AWARD

MAGMA FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

MALESCORTO (ITALY)​

PEGASO FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)​

SKEPTO INT. FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)​

CORTI DA SOGNI INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)​

♥ Winner of BEST INT. SHORT FILM ("SOGNI D'ORO")

 

Sameh Alaa

Sameh Alaa - Palme d'or.jpg

Biography

English

Born in Cairo, Egypt, Sameh studied German literature at Cairo University. Before moving to Europe, he worked as an assistant director in advertisement and feature films. In 2016, he finished his MA in filmmaking at EICAR film school in Paris. Sameh’s first short film "Fifteen" premiered at Toronto Int. Film Festival 2017 and won several awards around the world.  In 2019 he made his first advertisement campaign as a writer and director. His last short film "I am afraid to forget your face", winner of the Palme d'Or at Festival de Cannes 2020, is the first Egyptian film in 50 years to be selected for the Official Short Film Competition. Sameh is currently developing his debut feature film.

Italiano

Nato in Egitto, Sameh studia letteratura tedesca all'Università del Cairo, sua città natale. Lavora come assistente alla regia per diversi spot pubblicitari e lungometraggi, prima di stabilirsi in Europa. Nel 2016 consegue un master presso l'EICAR di Parigi (École internationale de création audiovisuelle et de réalisation). Il suo primo cortometraggio, "Fifteen", in anteprima al Toronto Int. Film Festival nel 2017, vince numerosi premi in tutto il mondo. Nel 2019 realizza la sua prima campagna pubblicitaria. Il suo ultimo cortometraggio, "I am afraid to forget your face", vincitore della Palma d'Oro al Festival di Cannes 2020, è il primo film egiziano in 50 anni ad essere selezionato nella competizione dei cortometraggi. Sameh sta attualmente lavorando al suo primo lungometraggio.

Filmography

I AM AFRAID TO FORGET YOUR FACE

(2020 | short film)

FIFTEEN

(2017 | short film)