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OCTOBER 23, 2016 // 5:00PM

Directed by Nadine Khan
in the presence of director

Arabic with English subtitles // 79 minutes // 2012 // Egypt

Written by Mohamed Nasser & Nadine Khan
Cast : Iyten Amer, Mohamed Farrag, Ramsi Lehner, Sabry Abd el Monem, Osama Abu el Atta & Hany El metenawy

This is the story of lost love in a controversial setting. Manal (Ayten Amer), Zaki (Mohamed Farag) and Mounir (Ramzy Lehner) are in their twenties, living in a confined community where basic needs are met yet chaos and disorder brew. The two boys are in love with the same girl who finds herself being the bet for a football match between them; the winner marries Manal. This story reflects a football and play-station youth and how they deal with their emotions in a community that is increasingly closed off and isolated.

Winner Jury Prize Dubai international film festival 2012
Winner Best film Oran Film Festival 2013
Winner Best film Muscat Film Festival 2014

About filmmaker:
Nadine Khan graduated from Cairoʼs Higher Film Institute in 2001. 
She worked for over ten years as a second unit and assistant director on television commercials and feature films of national and international production (DreamWorks, Arte, Pathe), including “Bab El Shams”(2004, dir. Yousry Nasrallah), “Whatever Lola Wants”(2007, dir. Nabil Ayouch), and “Transformers : Revenge of the fallen” (2009, dir. Michael Bay).
“One in a Million”, one of four shorts directed by Khan, was an official selection in the 2006 International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, and was purchased by the German TV station ZDF Kultur. 
“Chaos, Disorder” (Harag wʼ Marag), her 2012 debut feature, was awarded the Jury Prize at the 2012 Dubai International Film Festival, and Best Film at the 2013 Oran Film Festival, Algeria and the 2014 Muscat International Film Festival, Oman. 
"In The Land of Wonder" is Khan's second feature film.


Directed by Fadi Hindash
in the presence of director

16 minutes // Documentary // 2015 // Netherlands

Once a week the Ghanaian community mother from southeast Amsterdam meets with her group of students in a gym. Other migrant women in Amsterdam who signed up for bicycle lessons. It's part of an integration program for migrants. Cycling is second-nature to the Dutch. As Mama Agatha teaches the women how to cycle using her motherly instincts, she comes to terms with her own motherless childhood which pushed her to become a mother for all. 

Winner Audience Award at Leiden International Film Festival
Official Selection Rhode Island International Film Festival, Watsonville International Film Festival, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Aesthetica Short Film Festival

About filmmaker:
Fadi Hindash is an Amsterdam based filmmaker of Palestinian/Lebanese origin. He is focused on character-driven stories, both fiction and documentary. His first feature documentary, "Not Quite the Taliban", premiered at Movies That Matter and won several awards on the festival circuit and has been broadcast in over 15 countries. His last short fiction, "12th of Never", won the Grand Prize for Best Screenplay at the Rhode Island Film Festival. Fadi is also a graduate of the New York Film Academy and a Berlin Talent Campus alumnus.

Screening is followed by Q&A with directors Nadine Khan & Fadi Hindash
Q&A moderated by Alia Ayman, NY based Egyptian filmmaker & co-founder of Egyptian art house cinema Zawya
Screening will be presented by Darine Hotait, Cinephilia Productions founder and film director

Location: Made in New York Media Center by IFP
30 John Street, Dumbo - Brooklyn
Tickets: $15 (USD)
Tickets are only available online at this page. Purchased tickets are non-refundable.



Ticket for the screening of CIR residents 2016 presented by Cinephilia Productions. New York Premiere of 'Chaos, Disorder' by Nadine Khan preceded by short documentary 'Mama Agatha' by Fadi Hindash. 
October 23, 2016 at 5:00PM at Made in New York Media Center. 
Tickets are non-refundable. 


Cinephilia Productions presents

July 5 // 7:00 - 9:30PM

Location: Made in New York Media Center by IFP
30 John Street, Dumbo - Brooklyn

Screenings followed by Q&A with director Ayten Amin  

Arabic with English subtitles // 110 minutes // 2013
produced by Mohamed Hefzy, Film Clinic

Hussein, played by Khaled Abol Naga, is a terminally ill, yet charming architect who enjoys a solitary routine in his old family home, and a variety of female visitors. Not realizing his past is about to catch up with him, Hussein's sister and her grandson move into the house, disrupting a well established lifestyle, and forcing him to re-examine his ideas about life, love, and family.

Winner Special Jury Award at Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2013,
Winner Special Mention Award for director Ayten Amin at Malmo Arab Film Festival 2014, Winner Best Feature Film and Best Actor award at the National Egyptian Film Festival 2014
Winner Best actor (khaled Abol Naga) at Khouribga Film Festival Morocco 2014


Ayten Amin was born in 1978, Alexandria, Egypt. She graduated from French school “La Mere De Dieu” 1995, and from Faculty of Commerce 1999. She studied Film Criticism in Cinema Writers and Critics Association 200 and cinema independently in Art Lab – The American University in Cairo (2004-2006).
She directed her first short fiction “Her Man” in December 2006, based on a short story by well-known Egyptian writer Ahdaf Soueif. The film was screened at a number of international festivals such as “Clermont Ferrand – France”, “BeFilm – New York”, “Arcipelago – Rome”… and got several national prizes. It was exclusively screened for a year on Canal Plus, France. 
Her feature documentary film "Tahrir 2011" was officially selected out of competition at Venice International Film Festival September 2011 and won the CICT-IFTC award. The film was also selected at TIFF Toronto International Film Festival September 2011 and was nominated for Best Documentary in Cinema For Peace Award in Berlin 2012.
Her feature film “Villa 69” “Villa 69” was selected at Pavillion Des Cinemas Du Monde, Cannes Film Festival 2011. The film received multiple awards such as Winner Special Jury Award at Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2013, Winner Special Mention Award for director Ayten Amin at Malmo Arab Film Festival 2014, Winner Best Feature Film and Best Actor award at the National Egyptian Film Festival 2014.
She is currently developing her second feature film 'Soad' under co-production at Cinephilia Productions USA and Film Clinic Egypt. 


Program made possible with
the support of Culture Resource 

Cinephilia would like to thank Film Clinic.


Cinephilia Productions in collaboration with
Lebanese Film Festival 2016 (12th edition) 


Throughout Quoz Arts Festival, Cinephilia Productions in collaboration with Cinema Akil will be screening an all-day marathon of all past 3 editions of Cinephilia Filmmakers to Watch series
Friday January 22 & Saturday January 23, 2016 // 10am-7pm

followed by Q&A session at 6:30pm on both days with film directors Malak Quota (With Time) and Yasmina Hatem (Ash)
moderated by filmmaker Darine Hotait.



Sunday November 1st, 2015
6PM @ Metropolis Empire Sofil
screening followed by Q&A with director

101 minutes - Malta
Maltese & english with english subtitles

Based on astonishing true events, 'Simshar' tells two parallel stories of survival at sea which unravel on and around the Maltese islands.

made possible with the support of Roberto Cimetta Fund


in collaboration with Metropolis Association