Directing Workshop with Tamer El Said


Tamer El Said is a filmmaker living between Berlin and Cairo. He studied filmmaking and journalism with honorable mentions and went on to make many documentaries and short films that received several international and local awards. His time as Senior Producer at Hot Spot saw the production company expanded dramatically, producing 250 documentaries in 58 countries, and winning several international awards. Tamer founded Zero Production to produce independent films as well as Cimatheque - Alternative Film Centre in Egypt, a multi purpose space that provides facilities, training and programing for the independent filmmaking community.

His first feature length film, In the Last Days of the City premiered in the Berlinale 2016 where it received the Caligari Film Prize. The film has been invited to over 140 festivals worldwide receiving more than a dozen of international awards from France, Germany, USA, Italy, Poland, Russia, Argentina and Turkey. It has been released theatrically in 10 countries but it was banned in Egypt. El Said was also mentoring workshops in many international film and art spaces including Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in London, School of the Art Institute in Chicago (SAIC) and Silent Green in Berlin.

Tamer will join us as the guest lecturer with Directing Workshop in the Fall Semester 2018/19.