May el-Toukhy

/B. 1977

Director. Born 17 August 1977. She finished at The Danish National School of Performing Arts as a production manager in 2002. Graduated as a director from the National Film School of Denmark in 2009.

In 2009 el-Toukhy won the Nordic Talents Pitch Prize for her pitch on the film "Cairo."

"Long Short Story" is the director's feature film debut, in which she has assembled an impressive cast of Trine Dyrholm ("The Celebration", 1998, "In a Better World", 2010), Jens Albinus ("The Idiots", 1998, "Nymphomaniac", 2013) and 2014 Shooting Star Danica Curcic.


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Film Year Function Category
Arvingerne 3 2017 Direction TV series
Long Story Short 2015 Direction DK/Feature
Borgen 1 2010 TV series
Bits & pieces 2009 Direction DK/Short fiction
Camping 2009 2nd assistant director DK/Feature
Mors dag 2005 Direction DK/Short fiction
Min velsignede bror 2003 Direction DK/Documentary
5 hjerteslag 2003 Direction Anthology
Stereo 2001 Direction DK/Short fiction
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Awards and nominations

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Award Release year Festivals Film
Best Leading Actress 2016 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2016 Long Story Short
Best Screenplay 2016 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2016 Long Story Short

Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date Film
Bitola International Cinematographers Film Festival Manaki Brothers 23-09-2017 Long Story Short
Sao Paulo, Nordic Bridge Film Festival 25-08-2016 Long Story Short
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival 19-08-2016 Long Story Short
Kilkenny European Subtitle Film Festival 23-11-2015 Long Story Short
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 01-10-2015 Long Story Short
Reykjavik Film Festival 24-09-2015 Long Story Short
Shanghai International Film Festival 13-06-2015 Long Story Short
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Registration of festival participation and awards

The Danish Film Institute registers international festival participation and awards for Danish films, though primarily for films whose festival distribution is handled by the Danish Film Institute, and primarily in connection with festivals prioritised by the Danish Film Institute. Festival participation and awards regarding Danish films that are not handled through the Danish Film Institute's festival distribution will only be registered in connection with "launch" festivals, according to the Danish Film Institute's list of priority festivals. See the list of priority festivals.

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