Jury Biography – Mirit Mikhail
Mirit Mikhail is a French-Egyptian Freelance director. Born in Paris, she grew up between Paris and Cairo. After studying cinema at the Sorbonne Nouvelle, she worked as an assistant on several films, including «The Chaos» by Youssef Chahine in 2008.
In 2011, she co-directed with Franco-Egyptian-Colombian filmmaker Farid Ismail, a 26-minute documentary on the Egyptian revolution “18 days in the heart of the Egyptian revolution” broadcast on TV5 Africa. This film has toured film festivals.
In the same year, she directed a video, in support of Egyptians based abroad who wish to acquire the right to vote from abroad. This spot will be broadcast on all Arab channels for two months.
In 2012, she directed with Egyptian photographer and filmmaker Mahmoud Afify an environmental short film, shot in Morocco: “Drinking fog”, which is on the short list of the Sundance Film Institute. The long version is in pre-production.
In 2020, she treats the deafness in Egypt through a short: “On the Sidelines”.
Her latest creation is a short film, a 9-minute documentary portrait about the life choice of an Iranian woman in search of her freedom. Azadi” ( 9 minutes).
She is currently developing her first feature fiction (French-Indian), “Le Mahârâjah de France”.