Ahmed Ismaiel Nour

Ahmed is an award-winning filmmaker, film scholar, educator, and programmer based in Ontario. He started his career as assistant director where he gained valuable experience in the Egyptian main-stream film industry. His passion for innovative storytelling led him into independent filmmaking. For the past 18 years, he has made numerous shorts and features that played myriad international film festivals and picked several prestigious awards.

Despite being known for his 2013 hybrid picture Moug / Waves, Nour’s body of work encompasses many successful fiction, experimental, and documentary films. He has also produced and/or directed quite a few commercials and TV documentaries for renowned TV Channels.

Ahmed’s area of expertise comprises screenwriting, producing, video-editing, and directing. His work varies between experimental, documentary, and fiction films. However, his particular interest is in hybrid nonfiction filmmaking.

Nour is a short film programmer at Kingston Canadian Film Festival, and the founder and director of the 18 mm program, a yearlong film training program for youth, funded by KCFF and KFO in the city of Kingston.

Ahmed is a teaching assistant at Queen’s University’s film and media department. His current research engages with theories of myth, feminist film theory, and hybrid documentary cinema.


PhD Screen Cultures & Curatorial Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston (in progress)

Master of fine arts in film & video, York University, Toronto (Completed)

Bachelor of arts in media & mass communication, Ain shams University, Cairo (Completed)