Mostafa Sheshtawy is an Egyptian film director and cinematographer. Started his career as photojournalist during the Egyptian revolution in 2011 with work published in various media outlets, including LA Times, Al Jazeera, BBC, ONTV, The Daily News Egypt and many others before moving into motion pictures.
His directorial debut was in 2015 with a short documentary film “Immortalizing Memories” which screened in Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2015, in Qatar, Sudan Independent Film Festival, 2015, World of Film: International Festival Glasgow 2016, Giffoni Film Festival, 2016 and other festivals. The film was then sold to Qatar Airways.
In the same year, Mostafa directed his first short narrative film; a romantic comedy called “Love Blood Test” produced by Doha Film Institute.
In 2016, Mostafa took his cinematography further; lensing three short films “The Cave” by Mohammed Al Ibrahim, “Caravan” by Suzzanah Mirghani and “Is That All There is” by Eiman Marghani. Later in the same year, he mentored two more short films “Dunya” by Amer Jumhor and “Shishbarak” by Bayan Dahdah, part of a workshop by Ahmad Abdallah, Hisham Saqr and Nadine Salib in Doha, produced by the Doha Film Institute.
in 2017, Mostafa is working on a feature film with acclaimed Egyptian Director Ahmad Abdallah on his next feature film as camera operator and in pre-production for another untitled feature film project in Cairo.