Egyptian filmmaker Sherif El Bendary lives and works in Cairo. He graduated from the High Institute of Cinema in Cairo in 2007. His short films, RISE & SHINE (2006) and AT END'S DAY (2008), appeared in numerous film festivals and won many awards. Sherif’s CURFEW was part of the omnibus film 18 DAYS, which screened at the Festival de Cannes in 2011, and his DRY HOT SUMMERS won the Robert Bosch Film Prize in 2014, and was in competition at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in 2016. His debut feature film ALI, THE GOAT AND IBRAHIM (2016) was sceened at the Dubai IFF where it won an award for Best Actor (Ali Sobhy).