Photo credit : Catherine Lefebvre

Sarra El Abed

Director | Screenwriter

Sarra El Abed finished her degree in film direction at UQAM in 2018, where she was awarded the best fiction prize for her graduation project. Y’A PAS D’HEURE POUR LES FEMMES is her fourth film and has won multiple awards in national and international festivals (RIDM, Slamdance…).

Flirting between fiction and documentary filmmaking, she likes to breathe whimsy into the ordinary and comedy into dramatic situations.

She’s currently working on her first feature film, ADIEU MINETTE

Filmography

Adieu Minette

In development

Feature film – Fiction
Screenwriter and director
Produced by Club Vidéo
*SODEC Emerging Creators Grant
*CALQ Vivacity Grant

La ruée vers l'or

In development

Medium-length TV film – Documentary
Screenwriter and director
Produced by Radio-Canada/Casadel Films

Y’a pas d’heure pour les femmes

2019

Short film - Documentary
Screenwriter and director
Produced by Club Vidéo and distributed by Travelling
*SODEC's Young Creators Grant

Awards

Honorable Mention of the Jury at the Slamdance Festival, 2021
Prix de la relève Radio-Canada – RIDM, 2020
Prix Coup de Coeur du Jury – Longue Vue sur Le Court, 2020
Best documentary short – Filministes Festival, 2020
FESTIVALS
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 2021
DOK Leipzig – International competition– Germany
2020
RIDM – Emerging Talent Night – Montréal, 2020
Torino Short Film Market Vol.5 – Italy, 2020
Longue Vue Sur le Court – National competition – Montréal 2020
International Short Film Festival of Clermont-Ferrand - International competition – France 2021
Slamdance Festival - International competition – USA, 2021

À Mort

2018

Short film | 14 minutes
Director and screenwriter

Awards

Best fiction award (by Post Moderne) - SLA Location - les Studios Piccolo, 2017

Célébration

2016

Court-métrage - Fiction
Screenwriter and director
Produced by Chantal Production

Awards

FESTIVALS
Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois – Montréal, 2017
Presented at the Phi Center as part of Talent Tout Court – Montréal 2019

Others experiences

Kourtrajmé Marseille

2021

Masterclass on documentary filmmaking and
Workshop on directing

Elbarlament – Women Make Film

2020

Panelist at a conference on women in cinema

Festival de l’âme à l’écran

2020

Member of the pre-selection jury

Education

2015-2018 - École des médias, UQAM | Communication Cinema - Profil Direction
*Best Fiction Film Award from the Media School
2013-2015 - Concordia University | Major in Art History and Film Studies