Play The Game

“Play the Game” is an animated short film which takes a clever spin on the mundane. With a light-hearted spirit, the film explores the chronicles of some daily life situations through the lens of four popular childhood games in Egyptian culture which stood the test of time such as musical chairs and freeze tag. Visualized in four different animation styles and rich with detail of all the eye would capture in an Egyptian city, the film takes the viewer on a journey of intrigue and anticipation of the coming game and the unexpected reactions from the film’s characters. Joyful and hilarious, the film is a nostalgic ode to the childhood of every Egyptian, and how this childish spirit can give us all a lighter take on our daily lives.

  • Sandra Tadrous
    Director
  • Ahmad Thabit
    Director
  • Muhammed Tawfiq
    Writer
  • Samaka Studio
    Producer
  • Ahmad Thabit
    Art Director
  • Project Type:
    Animation
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 7, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    Egypt
  • Country of Filming:
    Egypt
  • Language:
    Arabic
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Annecy Film Festival
    Annecy
    France
    June 14, 2021
  • Animatex Film Festival
    cairo
    Egypt
    November 14, 2020
Distribution Information
  • Samaka Studio
    Distributor
    Country: Egypt
    Rights: All Rights
Director - Sandra Tadrous, Ahmad Thabit