Youth by Farida Zahran

A teenage girl takes a step toward adulthood in contemporary Cairo.

Awards: Best Live Action Film 15 Minutes or Under at Palm Springs 2019 / IFP Student Film Showcase. Festivals: SXSW 2019 / Palm Springs ShortFest 2019 / HollyShorts Film Festival 2019 / Hamptons Int’l Film Festival 2019 / Ajyal Film Festival 2019.

About The Author

Farida Zahran is an Egyptian writer/director and a thesis student pursuing her MFA in Film at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Her short film, Youth, premiered at SXSW 2019 and received an Oscar-qualifying award at Palm Springs International ShortFest. She is a member of the 2019 New York Film Festival Artists Academy. Prior to grad school, Farida worked in development at the Doha Film Institute. She is currently based in Brooklyn, NY and is working on her first feature screenplay as well as a Cairo-set musical short.

Writer/Director: Farida Zahran. Cast: Yasmeen El Hawary, Ahmed Hosny, Nesma Bahi, Enas El Fallal. Producer: Leah Chen Baker. Co-Producer: Enas Al Khashab. Director of Photography: Kristin Kouke. Original Score: Wes Braver.

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