Reem Morsi had careers in professional scuba diving and in human rights, before becoming a writer/director.
Morsi’s film credits include THEIR FEAST (2012 - Cannes Short Film Corner, TIFF, BBC, Cine Sud), NOSTALGIA (2015 - WIFT), among others. Her short film scripts LIPSTICK (2013), CHECK POINT (2014) and MANGO (2015) were all named finalists of the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Foundation for International Cooperation, an affiliate of the Berlin Film Festival.
In March 2016, Morsi received a scriptwriting grant from the San Francisco Film Society for her feature film BOOTLEG. Subsequently, her short film based on this feature screened at a number of international film festivals, and was awarded the best Canadian short at the London Worldwide Comedy Festival. Other shorts of Morsi’s include THE DOOR (2016), which screened at Whistler Film Festival and has been nominated as Best Drama at the 2017 Yorkton Film Festival, and SHOW & TELL (2016), which won first place at the WIFT/BravoFact pitch competition and has been nominated at the 2017 Yorkton Film Festival for the Golden Sheaf Award for Best Short Subject and for Best Emerging Director
Morsi has participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2012, the Canadian Film Centre’s Directors’ Lab in 2015, the TIFF Talent Lab in 2016 and the Women in the Director’s Chair in 2014/2015, and recently won the Telefilm Canada New Voices Award at the Toronto Screenwriters Conference in 2017.
European University Institute
American University in Cairo
London Film School (London, UK)