Egyptian director of photography and director Ahmed El-Morsy has just added two new awards to his resume from the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS).
El-Morsy won the ACS' Silver Award in the Feature Films category for his work in Diamond Dust (2018), directed by Marwan Hamed, and the Golden Award in the Documentary Films category for his short film Point of Convergence (2018). This marks El-Morsy’s seventh award from the ACS since he has joined as a member last year.
Prior to the ACS' recognition, Diamond Dust brought El-Morsy two Best Cinematography awards at the Egyptian Cinema Film Association Festival and the Cinematic Professions Syndicate, in collaboration with the British University in Egypt.
El-Morsy's other awards include: the Golden Award in the Features-Cinema category, Ross Wood Senior ACS Judges Award for Best Entry, and the Award of Distinction for The Originals, the Golden Award in the Commercials - National/ International category for the Ministry of Electricity TV commercial, and the Bronze Award in the Music Videos category for Ann Farh Ghayeb music video by singer Angham.
The ACS is a non-profit organisation established in 1958 as a forum for cinematographers to further develop their skills through mutual cooperation.
El-Morsy has worked on numerous Egyptian films, some of which were box-office hits, such as Messages From the Sea (2010), The Party (2013), The Blue Elephant (2014), The Originals (2017), Diamond Dust (2018), and Blue Elephant: Dark Whispers, which is currently in cinema theatres.
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