Amjad Abu Alala
Amjad Abu Alala is a Sudanese director and producer, born and currently residing in the UAE. He studied media at the Emirates University and worked as a film and documentary director with various media institutions for arab and western channels. His four short films screened on different film festivals: Teena, Coffee and Oranges, Feathers of the Birds and Studio, which was supervised by the iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami. In 2013 he received the award for the Best Arabic Theater Script from the Arab Authority for Theater for Apple Pies. As a producer, he founded a creative laboratory in collaboration with the Doha Film Institute, which has already produced five short films. Furthermore he programs the Sudan Independent Film Festival. You Will Die At 20, his first feature film, received the Lion of the Future in Venice, as well as the Grand Prix at the El Gouna and the Amiens festival.
2019 YOU WILL DIE AT 20
2012 STUDIO (short film)
2009 TEENA (short film)
2005 FEATHERS OF THE BIRDS (short film)
2004 COFFEE AND ORANGES (short film)
Sudan, province of Aljazira, nowadays - When Muzamil was born, a prophecy by the holy man of the village predicts that he will die when he is 20 years old. Muzamil’s father cannot stand the doom and travels away from home. Sakina, as a single mother, raises her son with over protection. One day, Muzamil turns 19. More