Marwa Zein, Sudanese Film Director -Producer – Camera person, was born in Mecca , Saudi Arabia and studied in Cairo and now between Sudan and France.
After studying Chemical Engineering for 3 years in Cairo University, she decided to quit & pursued studying Film Directing at the High Institute of Cinema in Cairo; graduated in 2009 with an honorable mention.
Since studying film, she has been working as Assistant Director in Egypt / Lebanon with great film directors such as “ Dawoud Abdelsayed , Hala Khalil, Khairy Beshara , Dr. Sherif Sabri and Shady El-Fakharany”
She’s an Alumni of many prestigious film institutions such as Berlin-ale, IDFA Academy & Durban Talent Campus and Denmark Film School.
Her graduation project “ A game” is award winning short film internationally and nationally that was translated into 5 languages, and selected in Cannes Short Corner 2010
Cultural Resource ” Al Mawred Al Thaqafy “ selected her to document the work of AL MAWRED and Cultural policies campaign in Egypt 2012| 2013|2014
Her new short fiction “One week, Two days” has it’s World premiere in Dubai International Film Festival and Officially selected in more than 14 International film festivals since then.
Now she’s working on her 1st Long documentary film “Offside in Khartoum” that is supported by CNC, IDFA ,AFAC and Alter-Cine. The film in Post-production stage to be released 2018
ORE Productions is her own production company based in Khartoum- Sudan.
Since 2014, She is working as film programmer for Sudan Independent Film Festival