Hey, I'm Amir!

San Francisco, California

Amir is an Egyptian filmmaker based in San Francisco and a renewables engineer focusing on solar development. Amir's directorial debut film 'The Initiation' won multiple awards at film festivals locally and internationally, including Best Narrative Short Film at the 2020 Oakland International Film Festival and Best Director at the 2020 Oregaon Short Film Festival. On his future work, Amir strives to create unconventional stories that can echo unheard voices, while drawing inspiration from the extremely rich culture of his native Egypt. 

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting


San Francisco, California Film Short

An Indian divorcée, struggling to raise her daughter, is forced to confront her violent and painful past at a dinner with old friends


This project got the green light!

Women Who Ride

Oakland, California Film Short

WOMEN WHO RIDE is a short character-driven verité documentary about Oakland’s first Black all-women motorcycle club, D’Vious Wayz.


This project got the green light!

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New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Experimental

One fateful night, two college women are forced to come to terms with the unhealthy nature of their friendship.


This project got the green light!

The Laughing Woo Woo

San Francisco, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

A lonesome Egyptian asylee in San Francisco, battles his bizarre misfortunes to follow immigration procedures.


This project got the green light!

The Golden Cage - A Short Film

Santa Barbara, California Film Short
Drama, Foreign Film

A mother and son drive towards opposite sides of the Mexico-US border wall to reunite after decades apart.


This project got the green light!

Cardboard Castles

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Fantasy

Short film about a non-binary teenager attempting to kill their childhood imaginary friend, hoping to understand their adulthood and self


This project got the green light!

Mildly Different

Maynooth, Ireland Film Short
Drama, Other

An edgy drama about a young woman on the autistic spectrum who struggles w/ all around her until the kindness of one person changes her life


This project got the green light!

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