Amr Salama

"Amr Salama"

Amr Salama


Amr Salama has directed two feature films, (On A Day Like Today) in 2008 and (Asmaa; Inspired by True Events) in 2011, and co-directed the long documentary (Tahrir 2011: The Good, The Bad & The Politician) directing the third segment, The Politician.
Asmaa's worldwide premier was at the Abu Dhabi International Film Festival winning the award for Best Arab Director in the New Horizons competition. Its European premiere was at the London International Film Festival. The film is also participating in several international film festivals such as The Karama Film Festival in Jordan, The Oran Arab Film Festival, The Guttenburg Film Festival in Sweden and the Palm Springs Film Festival in the United States.
(Tahrir 2011: The Good, The Bad & The Politician) premiered at the Venice International Film Festival and won the UNESCO award. The documentary participated in the Toronto International Film Festival and the Abu Dhabi Film Festival and has won the Oslo Film Festival award for Best Documentary. Tahrir is also participating in Amsterdam (IDFA) and Dok Leipzig among other 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 1.50 million views. He has over 80 thousand followers on twitter and more than 18 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 several best selling lists. Nine editions of the book have been printed within the first 3 months of its release.
Amr Salama has also written many articles published in several newspapers and magazines.

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Tahrir 2011 - The Good, The Bad & The Politician (2011): Screenplay, Direction