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BA Abu Bakr SHAWKY Filmmaker, New York/Cairo


2002 Internship, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Cairo
2008 Volunteer, Al Nadeem Center for Treatment of Torture Victims, Cairo
2004-2005 Assistant Director, Arab Radio & Television (ART), Cairo
2004-2005 NYFA Diploma, New York Film Academy, London
2007 "Fusion Arts Exchange Program" on Screenwriting and Film Production, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles
2007 German Filmmaker Andres Veiel, Documentary Workshop
  Game Writer and Creative Director,  Bezra (3D Interactive Online Game), Silverkey Technology
2007 Organizing Committee, Department of Panels and Special Events, Cairo International Film Festival 2007
2009 BA, Political Science, American University in Cairo
2009 BA, Filmmaking, High Institute of Cinema in Cairo, Summa cum Laude with Distinction
2009 Tokyo Documentary Project, The Japan Foundation
2010 Artistic Director/Writer/Filmmaker, Zad Communication & Production llc
2013 Expected Graduation, MFA, Film & TV Production, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts


Chu-gi, Short Documentary (Japanese), directed, filmed, edited, Tokyo, 2009
The Colony, Short Documentary (Arabic), directed, filmed, edited, Abu Zaabal, 2008
The Road to Atalia, Short Film (Arabic/Italian), written and directed, Cairo, 2010
Martyr Friday, Short Documentary (Arabic/English), Cairo, 2011


For the film "Martyr Friday":
- Best Film Promoting Human Rights, American International Film Festival
- Official Selection 2011, Palm Springs International Film festival
- Official Selection 2011, Manhattan Short Fest
For the film "The Colony" several awars, among others:
- Best Short Documentary 2009, Cairo National Film Festival
- Best Arab Documentary & Jury Award 2009, Ismailia International Film Festival
- Silver Award 2010, Port Said Film Festival