Panorama Events

Belle de Jour will be screened in the presence of Ali Badrakhan and followed by a Q&A.

Ali Badrakhan, born in Cairo in 1946, graduated from the High Cinema Institute in 1967, and was then awarded a training scholarship to continue his studies in Italy for two years. In 1969, he was the assistant director on Nadia directed by his father, Ahmed Badrakhan. On the film set, he met his wife Soad Hosni who featured in leading roles on several of his films, starting with his first feature The Love that Was (Al Hob al-lazee Kan, 1973), before going on to direct numerous films that marked the history of Egyptian cinema, such as Al Karnak (1975), Shafika and Metwally (1979) and Th...
Breaking the Waves will be screened in the presence of Kamla Abu Zekry and followed by a Q&A.

Kamla Abu Zekry is an Egyptian director, born in Cairo in 1974. After graduating from the High Cinema Institute, she began her career as the second director’s assistant in 131 Works (131 Ashghal, 1993) by Nader Galal. Thereafter, Kamla directed her first short, The Six O’ Clock Train (Qittar Al Sa’aa Al Sadisah, 1999). After working as an assistant director on several films, she directed her first feature, Introduction to Swindling (Sanna Oula Nasb, 2004). Kamla has taken part in several international film festivals, such as the 66th Venice International Film Festival where she r...
With Marie Dumora
Director of Belinda

The masterclass will introduce the participants to the “Ariadne Thread”, a common thread that links all protagonists to a specific region/area. The masterclass will focus on two main points.

First, the Protagonist: how to represent onscreen an ordinary person and accompany him is his/her daily routine? When to start and end the shoot? How to keep your distance as a documentary filmmaker from your subject?
The second point will revolve around geography. How do you introduce and represent the shooting area? How to link the location to the protagonist and create the appropriate mood? What tools in films can...
Eternity and a Day will be screened in the presence of Tamer El Said and followed by a Q&A.

Tamer El Said is a filmmaker living in Cairo where he was born in 1972. He studied filmmaking and journalism and went on to make many documentaries and short films that received several international and local awards. He was also teaching at the High Cinema Institute in Cairo between 1999 and 2003. In 2002, he took on the role of Senior Producer and Artistic Consultant for Nile Productions, moving across to Hot Spot Films in Dubai in 2003. His time as Senior Producer at Hot Spot saw the company expanded dramatically, producing 250 documentaries in 58 countries, and winning several i...
With Thierry de Peretti
Director of A Violent Life

Actor and director, Thierry de Peretti was born in 1970 in Ajaccio (France). He did a training course within the free class of the Cours Florent (1988/1991). He is a prize-winner of The Villa Medicis Hors-les-murs and obtains the theatrical revelation Prize from the national labor syndicate of criticism in 2001 for Return to the Desert (Le Retour au Désert) by Bernard-Marie Koltès. As an actor he performed in Le Silence (2004) by Orso Miret, Indian Summer (L’Eté Indien, 2008) by Alain Raoust and Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (Ceux Qui M’aiment Prendront le Train, 1998) by...
With Laurent Chassaigne, Fred Attal and Ahmed Adnan

The workshop will tackle key points in sound design and highlight the importance that sound plays in a film, even in pre-production. A thorough script reading is always done with audio in mind and then executed in the production stage. How does your location affect the sound - or inversely - how best to capture the sound of your location? Finally, the workshop will also touch on post-production, with a focus on sound mixing and sound checking.

Laurent Chassaigne is a Sound Recordist, Sound Editor and Sound Mixer. He worked on films such as Beauty (2011) by Oliver Hermanus & Captive (2012) by Brillante Mendo...