Ahmed Amer is a writer/director living between Cairo and New York. “Kiss Me Not” is his first feature as a writer/director (Dubai Film Festival 2017).
Amer started his film career by working on film sets in NYC in various crew positions. He worked for two years as an assistant editor with the Emmy nominated editor Juliet Weber. He also worked on the PBS documentary series “Art 21.” For the theatre, he wrote and directed two short plays in New York. His film writing credits include cowriter for “Winter of Discontent” (Venice Orizzonti 2013) and Arabic dialogue for Shirin Neshat’s “Searching for Oum Kulthoum.” (Venice Days 2017) Amer’s “Ali, the Goat And Ibrahim” won several grants and awards. It was also selected for the Venice Film Festival Final Cut Program. “Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim” also won the best actor prize at Dubai Film Festival 2016.
Amer wrote the script for “Feathers of a Father,” for director Omar El Zuhairy due for shooting in 2018 based on a story by the director. This project was invited twice to the Torino Film Lab, the Sundance IF! Istanbul writers Lab and got several grants including from France’s CNC and Hubert Bals Film Fund.
Amer is currently developing two feature scripts that will be shot in 2018
Ahmed Amer participated at EAVE 2011 and TFL Interchange 2011, TFL Script & Pitch 2016, TFL Feature Lab 2017. He attended the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2013 and he is a Sundance Writers Lab Fellow.
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