2019 Edition Stages
Stage 1 - Kenya
Writing and mentorship residency on the coastline of Kenya.
3rd Stage - Germany
Guests of the Berlinale Talents program. as well as a pitching session at the "Young Blood- Empfamg Der FilmHochschulen".
As a script consultant, he has been connected with many programs, labs and institutes including TorinoFilmLab, Full Circle Lab, Doha Film Institute, The Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, International Marrakesh Film Festival Atlas Workshop and The Royal Film Commission of Jordan. He consults privately on films and leads several international script development workshops and masterclasses. In 2016, he implemented MAHD Film Lab, a Cairo-based script development programme open to filmmakers working on Arab film projects and Arab-European co-production. He runs also Dahshur Genre Script Development Residency, an Egyptian screenwriting residency dedicated for developing genre film projects.
El Amir has an MFA degree in filmmaking with a double major in both film production and screenwriting. In 2013, he collaborated with USC (University of South California) School of Cinematic Arts to establish the first film production program of its kind in Saudi Arabia’s all-female Effat University.
Ayman El Amir, is an Egyptian film producer and script consultant. As a producer, his work includes the short fiction, FAKH, selected for the official competitions of Semaine de la Critique at Cannes Film Festival and TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) 2019 and the feature documentary HAPPILY EVER AFTER, which premiered at IDFA 2016. He works through his Cairo-based production company, Felucca Films, to help filmmakers explore and shape their own personal voices and to produce unique and original fiction and documentary films, with a special focus on fresh and new talents and contemporary social issues. He is an alumnus of EAVE Producer’s Workshop 2019.
Selina Ukwuoma, is a freelance script consultant who began her career at literary agency Curtis Brown working on theatre, film, and television projects including 2008 BAFTA winner Boy A.She has since gone on to advise on award-winning indies such as 2014 Teddy winner The Way He Looks and last year’s Goyas triumph Summer 1993. As well as consulting for production companies and designing and running development initiatives such as Realness Screenwriters' Residency and the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Foundation, Selina teaches screenwriting at the UK’s National Film and Television School and regularly mentors and leads workshops at film festivals, including Berlinale Talents Script Station, TIFF Writers’ Studio, Talents Sarajevo Pack&Pitch, and CTIFMF ADAPT.