Red Velvet

A Film by Mahmoud Samir
and Youssef Mahmoud


When Nancy suffers from a sudden cardiac arrest in a morning, her only chance of survival lies in the hands of her oblivious five years old son Asser.


  • Picture of Mahmoud Samir © Mahmoud Samir

    Mahmoud Samir

    Mahmoud Samir is a filmmaker and online film critic based in Cairo, Egypt.
    He's a senior student at the High Cinema Institute at the Directing Program in Cairo.
    His first documentary short Emmanuel was selected in the 34th BUFF International Film Festival in Malmo, Sweden & won the Special Prix at 3rd Des Arts // Des Cinés Danse Et Cinema Festival at Saint Etienne in France this year.

  • Picture of Youssef Mahmoud © Youssef Mahmoud

    Youssef Mahmoud

    Youssef Mahmoud is a visual effect supervisor and co-founder of Squids Visual Arts, a post-production company based in Cairo, Egypt.
    His work has been featured at 3d TOTAL and CG RECORDS.
    He worked on numerous Egyptian projects including features and TV serials. His first foray in directing was through a number of commercials & music videos.

Awards + Festivals

  • 39th CAIRO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, World Premiere, Cairo, Egypt)November 24, 2017
  • 15th INT'L FESTIVAL-WORKSHOP OF FILM SCHOOLS "KINOPROBA" (Official Selection, Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation)December 3, 2017
  • 11th INT'L CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL BANGLADESH (Official Selection, Dhaka, Bangladesh)January 28, 2018
  • 10th CMS INT’L CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lucknow, India)April 5, 2018
  • 14th TALCA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Chile)April 10, 2018
  • 18th INDEPENDENT DAYS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Karlsruhe, Germany)April 18, 2018
  • 36th FAJR INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Teheran, Iran)April 19, 2018
  • 5th TRIPOLI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lebanon)April 19, 2018
  • 1st CINEMEGAGUAY - FESTIVAL INFANTIL Y JUVENIL DE CORTOMETRAJES (Official Selection, Almeria, Spain)May 21, 2018
  • 58th ZLIN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Czech Republic)May 26, 2018
  • 39th DURBAN INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Durban, South Africa)July 19, 2018
  • 42nd MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Montreal, Canada)August 23, 2018
  • 7th CHEFCHAOUEN INT'L FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH (Official Selection, Chauen, Morocco)September 1, 2018
  • 15th DC SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Washington, USA)September 7, 2018
  • 10th SEOUL INT'L EXTREME-SHORT IMAGE & FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Seoul, South Korea)September 11, 2018
  • 40th UNCIPAR INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Buenos Aires, Argentina)September 14, 2018
  • 1st RUSSIAN INDIE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Saint-Petersburg, Russia)October 6, 2018
  • 4th MINIKINO FILM WEEK (Official Selection, Bali, Indonesia)October 6, 2018
  • 10th CAPE TOWN INT'L FILM MARKET & FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Capetown, South Africa)October 9, 2018
  • 6th SHARJAH INT’L CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, UAE)October 14, 2018
  • 9th FICAIJ FESTIVAL AUDIOVISUAL INFANTIL Y JUVENIL (Official Selection, Mérida, Venezuela)October 21, 2018
  • 3rd CORTOCIRCUITO - SAVIGLIANO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Savigliano, CN, Italy)October 22, 2018
  • 8th FILM AFRICA (Official Selection, London, UK)November 2, 2018
  • 32nd BRAUNSCHWEIG INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Braunschweig, Germany)November 5, 2018
  • 14th ROLAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH (Official Selection, Armenia)November 6, 2018
  • 8th MALATYA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Malatya, Turkey)November 9, 2018
  • KINOFILM - MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Manchester, United Kingdom)November 26, 2018
  • 1st KAARYAT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jaipur, India)December 28, 2018
  • 21st SAN FRANCISCO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Francisco, CA, USA)January 30, 2019
  • 3rd JAIPUR FILM WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, PinkCity, Jaipur, India)April 5, 2019



Mahmoud Samir, Youssef Mahmoud
Mahmoud Samir, Youssef Mahmoud
Mahmoud Samir, Youssef Mahmoud
Director of Photography
Marco Michel
Art Direction
Nermeen Ismail
Costume Design
Nermeen Ismail
Abdel Rahman Mahmoud
Youssef Mahmoud
Sound Design
Abdel Rahman Mahmoud
Exist Strategy


Running Time
14:33 minutes
Shooting Format
4K Digital
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio



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Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

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Mahmoud Samir

Youssef Mahmoud