Mayye Zayed

Alexandria, Egypt

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An Egyptian independent filmmaker who was born in Alexandria in 1985. She studied Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering in Alexandria University. She studied independent filmmaking in the Jesuits Cultural Centre's workshop in Alexandria in 2009/2010. Then she was granted a Fulbright scholarship to study cinema and media studies in Wellesley College in USA in 2011/2012 which also enabled her to take the comparative media class Innovations in Documentary in MIT. She is a film director, producer, director of photography and editor. She worked as a cinematographer in Nadine Salib's award winning feature documentary Mother of The Unborn in 2012/2013. She was the DOP in Simon Mukali's Kenyan feature Veve that is produced by Ginger Ink and Tom Tykwer's One Fine Day films. She directed some short films and worked also as a DP, AD and editor in other shorts and features. Her short film Iskenderia was an official selection in Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival in 2013. In 2013 she co-directed and co-produced her first collaborative feature film The Mice Room that was an official selection in Dubai, Tetouan and Sao Paulo International Film Festival. She is one of the founders of Rufy's; an independent film house based in Alexandria. She's currently working on her short film A Stroll Down Sunflower Lane and editing Mohamed Zedan's feature documentary I Have A Picture, that was selected in Final Cut in Venice workshop in 2014.


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