Egypt’s Sharm el Sheikh Film Festival to dedicate its 4th edition to director Daoud Abdel Sayed
Those documentaries gave Dawood Abdel Sayed the opportunity to mingle with the Egyptian mainstream society and deepen his knowledge about the different social classes that compose the Egyptian society. All those factors deeply affected his film making later on in his life.
Regarding to the awards and nominations , Abd El-Sayed received a number national and international awards: best director for ‘al-Kit-Kat’ at the Biennale des Cinémas Arabes in Paris and the Damascus International Film Festival in 1992, the Silver Pyramid at the International Cairo International Film Festival for his film ‘Searching for Sayyid Marzuq’ (1991) and the Silver Pyramid and the best script award at the same festival for his film ‘Land of Fear’ (1999).
Following his international achievements and recognitions, he became a member of the Higher Film Festival Commission and the Higher Council of Culture in Egypt. He assisted in several film festivals as a jury notably in the 8th Biennale of Arab Cinemas in Paris (Institut du Monde Arabe).
His 2010 film Messages from the Sea was selected as the Egyptian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards, but it didn’t make the final shortlist.