Ahmed Ismaiel

Ahmed Ismaiel

PhD Student

Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies

Film and Media

Arts and Science


Ahmed Ismaiel Website

Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts

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Ahmed is an award-winning filmmaker, film scholar, and film programmer. His career spans over 19 years where he has made numerous shorts and features that played myriad international film festivals and picked several prestigious awards. Nour’s area of expertise comprises screenwriting, producing, video-editing, and directing. His work varies between experimental, documentary, and fiction films. However, his particular interest is in hybrid nonfiction filmmaking.

Funded by the Vanier CGS, his current research engages with hybrid film theory, nonfiction cinema, feminist theory, and ancient Egyptian mythology.

Despite being known for his 2013 hybrid picture Moug / Waves, Nour’s body of work encompasses several successful fiction, experimental, and documentary films. He has also produced and/or directed quite a few commercials and TV documentaries for renowned Middle Eastern TV Channels.

Nour is a Short Film Programmer at Kingston Canadian Film Festival, and the founder and director of the 18 mm Program, a yearlong film training program for youth, funded by KCFF, KFO, and Queen’s Film and Media department.