Ahmad al morsy

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With more than 50 films and over 2000 TV ads under his belt, DOP and director Ahmad Al Morsy has built a solid name in the industry with an impressive career spanning over 20 years. Thanks to his brilliant work, Al Morsy is a member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers (CSC), in addition to the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS).

Al Morsy started his career in 2001, when he landed his debut film (Al Unf Wal Sokhrya) to be the youngest DOP in Egypt.

Prior to that, he worked as the 1st Assistant Camera (1st AC) in El Medina (The City) by Yousry Nasrallah, which holds the record for Egypt's first film shot by a digital camera. As a Cameraman, his repertoire includes other gems from the Egyptian cinema archives, such as Youssef Chahine's Alexandria ... New York (2004), Mohamed Yassine’s The Gazelle's Blood (2005) and the highest production budget film in Egyptian cinema history, The Yacoubian Building (2006).

Throughout his career, Al Morsy won 19 national and international awards for his work, including Gold Award in the Features – Cinema Category and the Ross Wood Senior ACS Judges Award for Best Entry from the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) for The Originals. His film Aswar Al Amar (Walls of the Moon) is the second film in the world to be shot using an ARRI D21 camera in 2009, where Al Morsy mixed between using digital cameras and 35 mm films. His film Blue Elephant: Dark Whispers became the highest-grossing film in the history of Egyptian cinema. He is currently shooting director Ahmad Alaa Aldeeb’s film Al Aref: Awdat Younis and Kira & El Gin by Marwan Hamed.

Ahmad Al Morsy Director Of Photography, Director
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Filmography
As A Director of Photography
  • Soon Kira & El Gin
  • Soon Al Aref: Awdet Younis (The Knower)
  • 2019 El Feel El Azraq 2 (Blue Elephant: Dark Whispers)
  • 2018 Torab El Mas (Diamond Dust)
  • 2018 No’tet Talaqy (Point of Convergence)
  • 2017 Al Asleyeen (The Originals)
  • 2015 Aswar al-Qamar (The Walls of the Moon)
  • 2014 El Feel El Azraq (The Blue Elephant)
  • 2013 Al Hafla (The Party)
  • 2011 Tamantashar Yom (18 Days)
  • 2011 Wahed Saheh (The Right One)
  • 2010 Rasa'el Al Bahr (Messages from the Sea)
  • 2006 Malek Wa Ketaba (Heads and Tails)
  • 2005 Fattah Eneek (Open Your Eyes)
  • 2004 Sana Oula Nasb (First Year Con)
  • 2004 Ahla Al Awkat (The Best of Times)
  • 2004 Al Unf Wal Sokhrya (La Violence et la Dérision)
Selected TV Ads
Ahmad Al Mosry’s ads that have been included in ARRI’s annual camera showreel.
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Awards & Honors
A Long List of Honors and Awards
Awards
  • 2020 Best Cinematography Award for Blue Elephant: Dark Whispers at the Egyptian Association for Writers & Cinema Critics
  • 2019 Best Cinematography Award for Diamond Dust (Torab El Mas) at the Arabian Cinema Awards (ACA)
  • 2019 Gold Award in the Documentary Films Category at the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) for Point of Convergence (No’tet Talaqy)
  • 2019 Silver Award in the Feature Films Category at the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) for Diamond Dust (Torab El Mas)
  • 2019 Award of Distinction at the 2019 ACS National Awards for Cinematography for The Originals
  • 2019 Best Cinematography award at the Egyptian Cinema Film Association Festival for Diamond Dust
  • 2019 Best Cinematography award from the Cinematic Professions Syndicate in collaboration with The British University in Egypt for Diamond Dust
  • 2019 Best Cinematography award at the Arab Cinema Awards (ACA) for Diamond Dust
  • 2018 Gold Award in the Features – Cinema category from the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) for The Originals
  • 2018 Ross Wood Senior ACS Judges Award for Best Entry from the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) for The Originals
  • 2018 Best Cinematography award at the Egyptian National Film Festival for The Originals
  • 2018 Bronze Award in the Music Videos category from the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) for Ann Farh Ghayeb music video by Angham
  • 2018 Gold Award in the Commercials - National / International category from the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) for The Ministry of Electricity TV commercial
  • 2017 Best Cinematography award at the 33rd Alexandria International Film Festival for Mediterranean Countries for The Originals
  • 2015 Best Cinematography award at the 19th National Festival for Egyptian Cinema for Aswar Al Amar
  • 2014 Best Cinematography award at the Egyptian Cinema Film Association Festival for The Blue Elephant
  • 2013 Best Cinematography award at the Egyptian Cinema Film Association Festival for The Party (Al Hafla)
  • 2010 Best Cinematography award at the Egyptian National Film Festival for Messages From The Sea (Rasa'el Al Bahr)
  • 2010 The Artistic Excellence award from the Alexandria International Film Festival for Mediterranean Countries for Messages From The Sea (Rasa'el Al Bahr)
  • 2010 Best Cinematography award at the Egyptian Cinema Film Association Festival for Messages From The Sea (Rasa'el Al Bahr)
HONORS
Al Morsy is a Member of:
  • The Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS)
  • The Canadian Society of Cinematographers (CSC)
A Jury Member for:
  • The Arab Cinema Horizons Competition, held within the 2017 Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF)
  • The Made In Egypt competition at the Shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival in 2017