Red Star for Production and Distribution is a leading Egyptian filmmaking company in the Middle East market.

Founded in 2013, Red Star has produced a diverse portfolio of fiction and documentary productions appealing to a wide range of audiences. So far, Its 12 films have received 60 awards in international film festivals and had a successful run in local and regional box offices.

Red Star’s vision is to create a bridge between art-house and commercial cinema, creating a milieu in which auteurs and filmmakers are empowered to experiment and tell unique stories that are enjoyed by the majority of moviegoers, without compromising their artistic integrity. This vision is based on our belief in the power of film to open new horizons of creative innovation that transcends market pre-packaged formulas, and still achieve commercial success.


Among Red Star’s most notable work is the 2015 Nawara, directed by Hala Khalil, and starring Menna Shalaby and Mahmoud Hemida. It was featured in more than 25 International festivals and won 8 awards, including Dubai International Film Festival’s Best Actress Award. Dry Hot Summer was also produced in the same year, directed by Sherif El Bendary, starring Nahed El Sebaey. It premiered in Dubai International Film Festival and was screened in more than 15 film festivals afterward, earning 3 accolades, including Algeria’s International Festival for Arab Film Oran Best Short Film.

In 2017, Red Star produced Al Aslyeen, directed by Marwan Hamed, starring Maged El Kedwany, Menna Shalaby, and Khaled El Sawy. It participated in more than 7 International film festivals, including Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden and the Arab Film Festival in Rotterdam, and won the Best Director Award at Oporto International Film Festival in Portugal. Also in 2017, Photocopy, directed by Tamer Ashry, Starring Mahmoud Hemida, and Sherin Reda, Premiered in El Gouna Film Festival and won its Best Film Award, and participated in more than 6 Film Festivals.

A poor lady decides to enjoy a day out with her son who suffers from Down syndrome. She heads to classy Cairo towns to enjoy some ice-cream but instead, she is faced by great struggle. However, she insists on capturing a happy moment, for both herself and her son
Habib is a barber in his late sixties who works in his own home barbershop. One day he decides to break his daily routine and go through an adventure to delight his wife. Habib seems to be in psychological pain and suffering so much, however he insists on living his...
28 years old Noha goes to pharmacy for buying a condom, her mother shows up. Suddenly to turn the whole situation upside-down and she finds herself struggling with a series of unwanted events.
Over what looks like a random conversation between two strangers who have just met; they reveal their secrets while tackling subjects of love, marriage and infidelity. They explore their reasons in a very intense dialogue, they accept one another’s cruelty, sarcasm, and marriage advice; until they reach an unexpected choice...
"What is the one thing you wish was not forbidden?," Aiesha posts the controversial question in a close Facebook group for her burqa-wearing peers. Aiesha, who is nicknamed among her peers as the fair eyed haori, meets her friend Sally at the mall shortly after the post. Under her burka,...
Nagy Shaker's bio The renowned artist was famed for his significant contributions to the puppet theatre in Egypt. Shaker was the chief designer for the musical marionette “El-Leila El-Kebira” (The Big Night) performed during the 60’s.The late artist did not only focus on a single artistic form, in fact, Shaker...
 Set in the confines of an impoverished Cairo neighborhood, a community's everyday life is threatened by the ruthless rhythms of Tanneries, rotary driers crushing animal skin, hazards of poisonous waste water, Tahyea desperately clings to her brother, Saqr, whose only dream is to escape
Mahmoud’s life is a ‘photocopy’ of millions of others. He worked as a data-entry typist in the same government job, never married ,he lives a traditional life. When he settles for early retirement, he buys a nearby Storefront and sets up: “Mahmoud’s photocopy.” Here, he makes photocopies and types up...
"Samir Eliwa is the head of a small family, an employee in a bank for years, but he suddenly gets fired after a decision to reduce labor, which was a shock he couldn't face his family with, during his search for a job he discovers that his bank account is depleted,...
The film follows a loving couple who are experiencing the highs and lows of trying to conceive a baby, the feelings of doubt and the big decision that requires couples to do some serious self-reflecting and communicating.