Amr Salama

Amr Salama

Egypt

Biography

Amr Salama has directed two feature films, (ON A DAY LIKE TODAY) in 2008 and (ASMAA; INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS) in 2011, and participated in the long documentary (TAHRIR 2011: THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE POLITICIAN) directing the third part of it, The Politician. The world premiere for his latest film ASMAA will be at the Abu Dhabi International Film Festival and the European premiere will be at the London International Film Festival. (TAHRIR 2011: THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE POLITICIAN) premiered at the Venice International Film Festival and won the UNESCO award. The documentary will also participate in several other film festivals such as the Toronto, Amsterdam, Dok Leipzig and Abu Dhabi International film festivals. His film debut (ON A DAY LIKE TODAY) was critically acclaimed and participated in several international film festivals. It was also a box office success. He was named "2008's best new coming director" by many film critics. He was also honored by the Alexandria International Film Festival and named "Star of the Future". He also directed several ads, awareness campaigns, music videos, documentary films, short films and TV series. A blogger and writer, his blog boasts over 250 thousand visits and his YouTube channel has received over 1.25 million views. He has over 60 thousand followers on twitter and more than 16 thousand fans on facebook. His first book (A Kiosk Guy: A Journey in Search of the Handlebars) is now out in bookstores and has topped Al-Shorouk's best selling list. Four editions of the book have been printed within the first 2 months of its release. Amr Salama has also written many articles published in several newspapers and magazines.

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