Mostafa Sheshtawy is an Egyptian film director and cinematographer, Born in Egypt and raised in Qatar. Started the filming career with documenting the Egyptian revolution in 2011 with videos and pictures published in various media outlets, including LA Times, Al Jazeera, BBC, ONTV, and many others. Since then he worked as camera assistant in the award winning “Eye & Mermaid” by Shahad Amin, “Dream” By Faisal Al Duwaisan, “Three” by Nayla Al Khaja and various productions in Qatar.
His directorial debut was 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 others.
In 2016, Mostafa decided to focus on cinematography. Lensing three short films “The Cave” by Mohammed Al Ibrahim, “Caravan” by Suzzanah Mirghani and “Is That All There is” by Eiman Marghani.
Then joined Maine Media College to get an intensive hands on experience in cinematography during summer 2016. After his return, he helped mentor and execute 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.
Currently working on preproduction on a feature film and two short films as Cinematographer and writing his next short film.