Short Film Idris to World Premiere at the Alexandria Mediterranean Film Festival

November 07, 2020

Vision Egypt News:- Director Bachir Abou Zeid's short film Idris will land its world premiere at the 36th Alexandria Mediterranean Film Festival (November 7-12).

Distributed by MAD Solutions, the film is another official selection for the director at the festival's edition this year.

Founded in 1979 by the Egyptian Film Writers and Critics Association, Alexandria Mediterranean Film Festival is a long-standing film event held every year in Alexandria.

The festival is currently presided by film critic Amir Abaza, and co-sponsored by Egypt’s Ministry of Culture and the Alexandria governorate.

Upon his return home, a young shepherd, Idris, discovers that one of his sheep is missing.

Fearful of punishment, he sets off with his friend in an attempt to find the whereabouts of it.

Danger escalates when they find themselves trapped in a forest full of landmines.

Directed and written by Bachir Abou Zeid, Idris film stars Fouad Salame and Karim Maanaki and is co-produced by Beirut Film Institute and Al-Manar High Institute‏. MAD Solutions handles the film’s distribution across the Arab world.

Director/writer Bachir Abou Zeid finished his undergraduate studies at the Lebanese International University and received a Bachelor Degree in Communication Arts, with emphasis on Translation and Interpretation.

He also graduated from the University of West London with an MA Degree in Filmmaking with an emphasis on Directing.

Recently, Bachir Founded Beirut Film Institute, a production company that aims to produce shorts and feature length films.

His short films toured a number of film festivals and were internationally acclaimed..

His film, Kalash, which was done as a Master’s Thesis, is a one shot 30-minute war drama.

To date, the film has participated and won awards in more than 15 International film festivals.

Throughout the past few years, Bachir worked on short films, his experience in film production includes film production, production designing, writing and directing.

Bachir has recently finished working on his upcoming short film Idris, which is directed, written and produced by him. Mafkoud marks his debut feature film.

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