photo credit to Doreen Schwarz

photo credit to Doreen Schwarz

Marouan Omara, 1987 is an Egyptian filmmaker with a background as photographer, He received his BA in Applied Arts - Photography (2010) and his Diploma in Film Directing (2012). Between Sep.2012, and Sep.2017, He worked as a film instructor at the German University in Cairo - GUC and an adjunct professor for film production at the American University in Cairo - AUC. Later, he participated as a founder/advisor for many other film educational programs such as CineDelta, a year-round study program aimed to support Egyptian documentary filmmakers. Since 2017, Marouan is the managing director of the Regional Conference for Arab Independent Cinema - RCAIC, an annual periodic meeting for constructive dialogue and exchange of views among Arab filmmakers, producers, funders, distributors..etc. to provide an opportunity for participants to share experiences, challenges, and solutions that would benefit the Arab film industry.

Marouan films wander around the unmarked territory between fiction and documentary, using cinema and it's tools as a genuine mode of research. He focuses on the characters’ dynamics that form the core of his film language which works as a dreamlike notion to the surrounding and closeness for the everyday experiences of his society. He believes that collaboration in making films and sharing authorship are necessary tools for contemporary cinema. His work had been shown at festivals such as; Berlinale, IFF Rotterdam, Karlovy Vary IFF, London Film Festival, Yamagata IDFF, Ji.hlava IDFF, DOK Leipzig among many others. where his projects got supported by several International Institutions as La Biennale di Venezia, Hot Docs-Blue Ice Fund, IDFA Bertha Fund, Catapult Film Fund. He is also a Berlinale and Durban Talents alumnus.


Omara's films distributed by Wide House, France, Arsenal Institut Für Film und Videokunst, Berlin, Real Fiction Film Distribution, Cologne, MAD Solutions, Egypt, Tetraktys Films, Cyprus and are available online at Doc Alliance Platform.

Filmography:
* Dreamaway (2018)
* One plus one makes a pharaoh's chocolate cake (2017)
* Azziara “The Visit” (2015)
* CROP (2013)