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May El Maraashly's Biography

A Fulbright Grant awardee who studied English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in New York City, who has been writing and translating in 6 languages for various local and international platforms. Upon her return to Egypt, she completed a directing workshop entitled, "Messages among Women" under the auspices of the Spanish Ministry of Culture, aiming at empowering more female directors in the Arab World. Her one-minute short film for the workshop, "Amores", participated at the Cairo International Women's Film Festival in 2016. She has then graduated from the two-year Film and Television Diploma at the French University in Cairo in December, 2018. She has additionally joined several workshops in directing with directors like Dr. Ali Badrakhan and Dr. Samir Seif; cinematography with D.O.P. Ahmed Hussein; as well as two acting workshops with Starz and Calibre academies. She directed 4 short feature films, wrote 5; acted in 3 and directed 1 documentary..

About May El Maraashly
I am: May El Maraashly
a film: Director & Producer & Writer & Actor/Actre....
Country: Egypt
Lives in: Alexandria
Birthdate: 19-1-1986
Email: may.el.maraashly@gmail.com
Phone Number : 00201020136424
Address : 19 Moustafa Ismail St. Azarita
Awards & Achievements:
“Painting the Lily”- Durban International Film Festival, 40th edition, Durban, South Africa- Official Selection, 2019
“Painting the Lily”- Rolan International Film Festival for Children and Young People, 15th edition, Yerevan, Armenia- Official Selection, 2019

“Painting the Lily”- Faten Hammama International Film Festival, 5th edition, London and Cairo, Egypt- Official Selection, 2019

“Painting the Lily”- Visions Film Festival at the American University in Cairo, 2nd edition, official selection panorama, 2019

“Painting the Lily”- Luxor International African Film Festival, 8th edition, Luxor, Egypt- Official Selection, 2019

“Sunset Memory”- Sharm Sheikh International Asian Cinema FF, 3rd edition, Sharm Sheikh, Egypt- First Prize in Festival Official Competition for Short Films Workshop Productions

"Amores"- participated in Cairo Women International Film Festival, 2016

"Amores"- short feature film, 2015- director, scriptwriter and producer. “Everyday Story”- short feature film, 2016- director, scriptwriter and producer.
“An Immigration, pray!”- short feature film, 2016- director, scriptwriter and producer.
"Ghaya"- short feature film, 2017- lead actress and executive producer.
"New Job Post"- short feature film, 2017- director, scriptwriter and producer.
"A Boatman's Tale"- Documentary, 2017- director, scriptwriter and producer.
"Whatever the Reasons"- short feature, 2018- lead actress.
"Timing Gap"- short feature film, 2018- director, scriptwriter and producer.
"The Fool"- short feature film, 2018- lead actress.
"Painting the Lily"- short feature film, 2019- director, scriptwriter and producer.
“Southern”- short feature film, 2019- first assistant director.
“Sunset Memory”- short feature film, 2019, director- First Prize at Sharm El Sheikh Asian Film Festival, 9th March 2019.



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