Reem Morsi

About

Reem Morsi is a writer/director with a diverse career, from professional scuba diving/underwater photographer to human rights at the UN work to a career as a writer/director, her lifelong passion. She holds an MA in filmmaking LFS/UK, a Masters of Law.

Morsi’s film credits include “Their Feast” (Cannes Short Film Corner, TIFF, BBC Film Festival, Cine Sud), “The Path” (screened at various film venues) “Nostalgia” (screened at WIFT Fest/Vancouver), among others. Morsi is at the end of her Residency at the Canadian Film Centre’s (CFCP2015alumna) Directors’ Lab, in lieu of a teaser for her feature, Reem made a 3 min short based on the her feature film project, Bootleg (included in the vimeo link). Morsi also wrote and directed “The Door” produced by CFC.

Morsi's short films scripts were named finalists for Robert Bosch Film Fund (Berlin Film Festival) in 2013, 2014 and 2016. Morsi participated at the 2012 Berlinale Talent Campus and Women in the Director’s Chair Modules.

Morsi is developing her first feature film “Bootleg”, for which she received development funding at the San Francisco Film Society March 2016. Morsi also won first place for her short script “Show & Tell” at the WIFT/BravoFact pitch competition 2016. Morsi is developing her first feature film “Bootleg”, for which she received development funding at the San Francisco Film Society March 2016. Morsi also won first place for her short script “Show & Tell” at the WIFT/BravoFact pitch competition 2016.

Reem's twitter: @ramorsi

Reem Morsi

Course:
MA Filmmaking
Course number:
169
Graduation year:
2011
Nationality:
Egypt
Email:

Graduation film

Their Feast

A family prepares for the return of the eldest son who has spent most of the youngest son’s life in prison. As dawn turns to mid-day each family member tries to provide for the feast that will celebrate the freedom of one young man among many - those who were abused by the forces of national security and imprisoned in undisclosed locations then released during the revolution. The title, ‘Their Feast’, also refers to the way those in power feast on Egypt’s bounty while Egypt’s poor majority struggle for their daily bread.
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LFS Filmography

Birth, WRITER/DIRECTOR, Short, 2011
Awarded a prize at the Genescreen Competition, 2011
Their Feast, WRITER/DIRECTOR, Canon 7D, 22m, LFS, 2011
Visa, DIRECTOR/PRODUCER, Canon 5D, 30m, 2011 
The Crack, PRODUCER, LFS, 2010
If You Have no Place to Cry, EDITOR, LFS, 2010
Dishonour, DIRECTOR, 16mm, LFS, 2009
My Super-Heroine, WRITER/DIRECTOR/EDITOR, LFS, 2009
A Bite to Remember, CAMERA OPERATOR, LFS, 2009
Tattoo, DIRECTOR/EDITOR/CINEMTOGRAPHER, 2009