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Family Routine

A short fiction film about an unemployed Egyptian youth with an artistic talent appeared from a young age, suffering the concerns of fear of societal punishment, by pursuing frequent nightmares of him and because of this he is fighting a struggle with himself in order to forget his old talent passion and during his routine for a crucial day followed by a bureaucratic job interview does not relate to the field of his talent, we see the articulated moments of his life that were the basis for forming the features of his personality and also a source of his internal concerns.

  • Ahmed Hamed
  • Ahmed Hamed
  • Ahmed Hamed
  • Mohamed Yehia
    Key Cast
    "Mohamed Metawaa"
  • Marwa Youssry
    Key Cast
  • Omnia Ahmed
    Key Cast
  • Hassan Ammar
    Key Cast
  • Nasser El-Bshoty
    Key Cast
  • Mariam Said
    Key Cast
    "Neighbor Girl"
  • Mohamed El-Dessouky
    Key Cast
    "Barber's father"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    عيشة أهلك
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 2, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 4K, S-log
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Arab Film & TV School
  • Motive_On Film Festival in PARICHAY 2020

    February 19, 2020
    Winner Viewers Choice Best Director
  • Los Angeles Cinematography AWARDS (LACA)
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Winner Best Student Cinematography
  • Melkbos Short Film Festival
    South Africa
    February 20, 2020
    Africa Premiere
    Special Mention
  • El Quds International Film Festival
    Palestine, State of
    Winner Best Short Film
  • Indo American International Festival of World Cinema
    January 20, 2021
    Winner Best Picture
  • Indo American International Festival of World Cinema
    January 20, 2021
    Winner Best Director
  • Aflemha Independent Film Festival
    February 4, 2021
    Winner Best main Actor
  • Brno Film Festival
    Czech Republic
    December 9, 2021
    Winner Best Director Student Film
  • Cinematics Film Festival 2022
    March 9, 2022
    Best Short Fiction
  • 16th Annual ReelHeART International Film and Screenplay Festival
    July 20, 2020
    North American Premiere
  • Kalakari Film Festival
    August 12, 2020
Director Biography - Ahmed Hamed

Born in Cairo, Egypt 1st July 1986.Started acting and singing at the age of ten and continued as an actor and theater director for years in many theatrical shows, Holds a diploma in motion graphics and visual effects from "Adobe" Company and a diploma in film-making from (Arab Film and TV School) with excellent grade. He has been a professional creative director in the media field since 2012. (Family Routine) is his first short fiction.

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Director Statement

(Family Routine) film expresses my belief in the importance of the cinema industry as a soft power in transferring ideas to different social segments, and also expresses my philosophical vision as a filmmaker, which reflects my strong bias towards the socially outcast categories. The film discusses how the collective consciousness of reactionary societies creates replicas that fear difference. The chosen topic reflects my affliction by the societal issues that I experienced during my upbringing. The film is inspired by personal experiences that I have had over the course of my life, which instilled in me inherited habits and beliefs that are difficult to get rid of. In the end, I tried to produce a piece dedicated to the masses of society, and open up horizons for contemplation.