MAD Crew Celebrity Ameer Fakher Eldin

Ameer Fakher Eldin

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Ameer Fakher El-Din is a writer and director based in Hamburg. He was born in Kyiv, Ukraine in 1991 to Syrian parents from the occupied Golan Heights.

Premiering at the 78th Venice International Film Festival, his debut feature THE STRANGER, which is now available on Netflix, won the Edipo Re Award in 2021 before enjoying great acclaim on the global festival circuit, winning several prizes, including the Best Arab Film Award at the 2021 edition of the Cairo International Film Festival and Shadi Abdel-Salam Prize for Best Film in the International Critics Week Competition of the same festival.

Moreover, It was nominated for Best Director and won Best Cinematography at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

THE STRANGER is the first installment of a trilogy called HOME. The second installment, YUNAN, is currently in post-production.

YUNAN features a star-studded pan-Arab cast alongside several international actors in a co-production involving Germany, France, Italy, and Palestine. The cast includes renowned Lebanese director George Khabbaz, German actress Sibel Kekilli — who is best known for her role as Shae in GAME OF THRONES — and lead icon of German cinema Hanna Schygulla.

Ameer Fakher Eldin
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  • 2024 YUNAN
  • 2021 The Stranger
Awards & Honors
    The Stranger
  • 2021 Edipo Re Award at Venice Film Festival
  • 2021 Shadi Abdel-Salam Award For Best Film at Cairo International Film Festival
  • 2021 Best Arab Film Award at Cairo International Film Festival
  • 2021 Golden Olive Branch Award at Jerusalem Film Festival
  • 2021 Best Cinematography at Asia Pacific Screen Awards
  • 2021 ANHAR Award for Best Film at Karama Human Rights Film Festival
  • 2021 Best Debut Feature Award at Arab Film Festival San Francisco
  • 2021 Best Actor Award at Mediterranean Film Festival of Tetouan Morocco
  • 2021 Best Feature Film at Arab Film festival Rotterdam
  • 2021 Best Film at MENA Film Festival