Magdy Ahmed Ali

Magdy Ahmed Ali

Egypt

Biography

Despite graduating from the Faculty of Pharmacy, Magdy Ahmed Ali was not discouraged to pursue his dream to become a film maker. Therefore, after his graduation, he got enrolled at the Higher Institute of Cinema, and which triggered the start of his career as a filmmaker.
He worked closely as an assistant director with major Arab Filmmakers such as Muhammad Khan and Khairy Beshara and Youssef Shahine. In 1996, Ali directed his first film YA DUNIA YA GHARAMI which won the best film and best actress awards at the Montreal World Film Festival in 1995 in the competition "A look on Africa”. Since then, he directed many movies which collected international recognition such as HERO (1997), FAWZEYA'S SECRET RECIPE (2008) and A GIRL'S SECRET (2001) which won four awards at the National Film Festival and the Jury Prize at New Delhi International Film Festival, the bronze award at the Valencia Film Festival, the bronze award in Milan Festival, the best film award in Beirut International Film Festival among other awards…
In 2009, he directed the film THE NILE BIRDS which participated at Cairo International Film Festival in the same year and won the Audience Award and the Golden Dagger at Muscat Film Festival.
Magdy Ahmed Aly is a director; writer and producer, known for being a master into balancing between artistic excellence and taking into account the public’s taste. MAWLANA is his sixth film as a director since 1996. Ali loved to repeat his successful experiment of together scriptwriting and directing the Movie Mawlana and which is based on the successful novel “Mawlana” written by Ibrahim Issa.

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