Amjad Abu Alala
Amjad made history several times with his first feature debut YOU WILL DIE AT 20. The film was Sudan’s first selection in Venice 2019 where he snagged the award of Best Debut Film before getting a dozen of more prizes including Best Screenplay from The Critics Awards for Arab Films by Arab Cinema Center. He was also the co-producer of the Egyptian documentary CAPTAINS OF ZA’ATARI by Ali El Arabi (see above) which premiered in the competition in Sundance 2021. Amjad is co-producing a new Sudanese film GOOD BYE JULIA by Mohamed Kordafani (his directorial debut) that will be shooting by the end of 2021 for which MAD Solutions will be handling sales and distribution in the Arab world. To cap off a fine year, Amjad was selected as jury member in the First Feature independent jury at Locarno Festival 2021.