Reem Morsi

reem morsiReem 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. Several of her short film scripts were named finalists of the Robert Bosch Foundation Film Prize, 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. The subsequent film was awarded the best Canadian short at the London Worldwide Comedy Festival. Other shorts of Morsi’s include The Door (2016), and Show & Tell (2016), which won first place at the WIFT/BravoFact pitch competition and screened at the 2017 Yorkton Film Festival. Morsi has participated in many directors’ lab and recently won the Telefilm Canada New Voices Award at the Toronto Screenwriting Conference in 2017. Morsi is a recipient of The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television’s inaugural Apprenticeship Program for Female Directors, through which she is currently shadowing the director of The Handmaid’s Tale.