Ajyal Film Festival 2024

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Nightshift (Shift Masaay)

Ajyal Competition

Karim Shaaban / Short Narrative / Egypt / 2020 / 14 min / Colour / Apple Pro Res 422
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Drama
MENA Premiere


Young Zein seems content with his job as a customer service representative for an internet service provider. During one of his shifts, way past midnight, he receives a call from an audibly disgruntled customer, Akram. Complaining about a continuous malfunction, Akram’s frustration starts growing. His dissatisfaction with the process gradually becomes an abusive rant, during which he lashes out at Zein, taking aim at the supposed drudgery of his work, his powerlessness, and the hopelessness of his life.

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About the Directors

Karim was born on July 1990, He started Film making back in2006 , after And He joined two
weeks documentary workshop and then he started His career as filmmaker. He was
nominated in 5 Film Festivals (Stranger film Festival, BCJEM Biennale Skopia, streaming
film festival, AUC Cairo Documentary Festival, One Minute film festival) And Chosen By the
European Culture Foundation as a member of focus team responsible for organizing the
Stranger Film Festival in 2009.He Directed varying Projects between documentaries, video
art, a number of music videos, short films, and In A Day’s his first feature film.


Karim Shaaban
Wael Hamdy
Karim Shaaban
Khaled EL Kammar
Fawzi Darwish
Mohamed Salah
Essam Omar, Ahmed Kamal, Marwa Anwar

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