Tamer Ashry

Jury Member

Working for 20 years as a director, producer, and scriptwriter in feature films, documentaries, and television, Tamer Ashry was drawn to filmmaking from an early age because of his love for visual art and storytelling. Inspired by his personal experiences, originality, audacious freedom, and intense curiosity about other people’s lives, he went on to direct his first feature narrative film, Photocopy, about an elderly man’s rediscovery of life. The film made rounds across international film festivals, receiving numerous awards, including the 2018 Malmö Arab Film Festival’s Audience Award. His second film Eyebrows, a short film about two niqabi women, won El Gouna Star for Best Arab Short Film at the 2nd edition of GFF. As a producer, he worked on Albaqer Jafeer’s Take Me to the Cinema and Hala Khalil’s Nawara. He worked with several acclaimed filmmakers like Gini Reticker and Thomas Lennon. Ashry is also the co-founder and CEO of BEE Media Productions.