I Promise You Paradise

I Promise You Paradise

I Promise You Paradise

France, EgyptQatar / Fiction / 25' / 4K / Color / 2023

Following a violent incident; Eissa a 17 years old African migrant in Egypt is in a quest against time to save his loved ones whatever it takes.

Director: Morad Mostafa

Script: Morad Mostafa, Sawsan Yusuf

Director of Photography: Mostafa El Kashef

Producer: Sawsan Yusuf, Margaux Lorier, Baho Baksh, Safei Eldin Mahmoud

Editing: Mohamed Mamdouh

Sound: Moustafa Shaaban

Cast: Kenyi Marcellino, Kenzy Mohamed


CV

Morad is an Egyptian Filmmaker, born in Cairo, 1988. He worked in several independent films and collaborated as an Executive Director for film “SOUAD” that was in the official selection in Cannes Film Festival 2020. Morad is an alumni of the Berlinale Talents Campus and Locarno Academy. He wrote and directed three short films all of them were selected in Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in three consecutive years and were screened in more than 300 festivals worldwide and won several awards. His latest short film “I PROMISE YOU PARADISE” is selected in Festival de Cannes “Critics’ Week” 2023. Morad is currently developing his first feature film “AISHA CAN’T FLY AWAY ANYMORE” in the Cinefondation residence of the Cannes Film Festival, as well as at the Torino Film Lab and the Rotterdam Lab IFFR.

Filmography

I Promise You Paradise 2023

What We Don’t Know About Mariam 2021

Henet Ward 2019

Festivals Attended & Awards

Critics’ Week – Cannes Film Festival, 2023 *GOLDEN RAIL AWARD *AUDIENCE AWARD

Cairo International Film Festival, 2023

Bucharest Short Film Festival, 2023 *SPECIAL JURY MENTION AWARD

Curtas Vila do Conde, 2023

Svaneti International Film Festival, 2023 *BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Melbourne International Film Festival, 2023*BEST FICTION SHORT FILM AWARD

DokuFest, 2023

Galichnik Film Festival, 2023 *BEST FICTION *AUDIENCE AWARD

Locarno Film Festival – Academy screening, 2023

FIN Atlantic International Film Festival, 2023

Cinéfest Sudbury, 2023

Tirana Film festival, 2023

Encounters Film Festival, 2023

Galichnik Film Festival, 2023 *BEST FICTION AND AUDIENCE AWARD

AFlam Du Sud festival,  2023

Reykjavík International Film Festival, 2023

Festival du Film de Montreuil, 2023

SorsiCorti SFF, 2023

Lima Alterna Festival Internacional de Cine, 2023

Sedicicorto Forli International Film Festival, 2023 *FIRST PRIZE

Kinemastik International Short Film Festival, 2023

TiSFF Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival, 2023

Stockholm International Film festival, 2023

Shorts Mexico, 2023 *BEST INTERNATIONAL LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

Panama Canal International Film Festival, 2023

2nd Solidarity Film Festival, 2023

Chicago International Film Festival, 2023

The Black Sea Film Festival, 2023 *BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Tbilisi Cinema Club, 2023

Linz International Short Film Festival, 2023

Dhaka International Film Festival, 2024

Yerevan International Short Film Festival, 2023 GRAND PRIZE * BEST SCREENPLAY

Chaktomuk Short Film Festival, 2023 *BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT

Kurzfilmtage Winterthur FF, 2023

Festival of Tolerance – JFF Zagreb, 2023

Festival International du court métrage de Dakar, 2023 *GRAND PRIZE FOR BEST SHORT FILM *BEST ACTOR AWARD FOR KENNY MARCELINO

MedFilm Festival, 2023 *JURY SPECIAL MENTION

Calgary Arab Film Nights, 2023

Durham Region International Film Festival, 2023

Byron Bay International Film Festival,  2023 *BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Transilvania Shorts, 2023 *JURY AWARD

Vision Film Festival, 2023 *PEOPLE CHOICE AWARD

World Of Film International Festival Glasgow, 2023 *JURY SPECIAL MENTION

Goa Short Film Festival, 2023

Rome Independent Film Festival, 2023

Festival Lumières d’Afrique, 2023

Split Film Festival, 2023

International Film Festival KineNova Skopjem, 2023 *JURY SPECIAL MENTION

St Andrews Film Festival, 2023

Festival Cinéma Méditerranéen de Bruxelles CINEMAMED, 2023

Whistler Film Festival, 2023

MUFF – Mieres Film Festival, 2023 *BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Luanda International Pan African Film Festival, 2023 *BEST SHORT FILM AWARD

Lublin Film Festival, 2023

Madagascourt Film Festival, 2023

Ouaga Côté Court, 2023 *BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Clapham International Film Festival, 2023

Shorts Not Pants Festival, 2023

Golden Knight Malta International Short Film Festival, 2023 *BEST SHORT FILM AWARD

Winchester Film Festival, 2023

Festival Internazionale Del Cinema Di Salerno, 2023

PRVI Kadar International Film Festival, 2023

Izmir International Short Film Festival, 2023

International Independent Film Festival of Athens, 2023

Macau International Short Film Festival, 2023

Soho London Independent Film Festival, 2023

Laceno d’Oro International Film Festival, 2023

Aguilar Film Festival,  2023 *BEST SHORT FILM

Festival du Film Francophone Vaulx-en-Velin, 2024*SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

Minimalen Short Film Festival, 2024 *BEST SHORT FILM

Alibag Short Film Festival, 2023

Festival dei Lumi, 2023*BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD *BEST DIRECTOR

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, 2024

Smita Patil International Short Film Festival, 2024 *BEST SHORT FILM

Shortlisted at the ACADÉMIE DES CÉSAR, 2024

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