Name : Ahmed Samy Mohamed El.Ashwah Date of Birth : 1-5-1971 Place of Birth : Alexandria City – Egypt Occupation : 1- CEO & Founder of A4Kids animation studio. 2- Member in ASIFA (International Animated Film Association). 3- The General Secretary of ASIFA Egypt. 4- Member in AWG (Animation Workshops Group). 5-Member in Syndicate Of Plastic Arts (Egyptian National Committee & International Association Of Art). 6-Lecturer in Sculpture Department (Mandated as Professor of Digital Sculpture / Computer Subject) – Faculty of Fine Arts – Alexandria University: https://vimeo.com/128366551 Certificates : 1- Bachelor of Faculty of Fine Arts – Alex University 1993. 2- Mastering 3ds max (Certified from Discreet) includes Fundamentals, Character Design & Animation, Lighting and Advanced Animation. 3- Certificate from (YAT Education Center) in Mastering 3ds Max. 4- Professional in animating characters by character studio and got Certificate in advanced animation from (Global Autodesk). 5- Courses & great experience in Graphic Programmes such as: ZBrush – ADOBE AFTER EFFECT – ADOBE PREMIERE – FLASH – ADOBE PHOTOSHOP – DREAM WAVER – POSER – BRYCE – SWISH. Experience : 2009 – Present (A4Kids Animation Studio/3D animation – Games and Mobile Apps – web site and software for children ) : [*] Production : 1- Working as Art Director & Concept Artist in the Project of "Tor Legend Mobile Game" in collaboration between "Accorpa for Software & Game Development" and "A4Kids Animation Studio": https://vimeo.com/131221420 2- The first part of CD its title is (gambles of AM FAN) about main 3d character who is AM FAN (Uncle artist), CD is Full of games and stories, this CD won SUSAN MUBARAK AWARD for children Programmes computer 2001. 3- Participating in an international competition (PIXXEL POINT) that hold annually in (SOLEVENIA) and arriving at the final of competition with other six works in department of (Interactive art)…. for other details visit: www.pixxelpoint.org/2002/interactive-1.html 4- 3d cartoon movie whose time is 40 seconds, shown on Alex TV in Ramadan, these depict a magic lantern moving out of the sea with its door opening and the word of channel 5 appearing. 5- Participating in “3rd ANIMART, summer meeting on animation and other Visual Arts” Kalavrita (Greece) July 19-29, 2009. 6- 3d short film, the time of film is 9 minutes, this film named: (A day of a shoe), the story is my idea and the film is shown in: • animasyros 1.0 International Animation Festival 2008, organized by Platforma Urban Culture Co. and the Cultural Centre of Municipality of Hermoupolis in GREECE. www.animasyros.com • AZRO 10th Festival Film of Arab World for short films that it hold in Ifran city, Morroco from 24 : 27 July 2008. • “Elsawy Cultural Animation Festival 2008” that it hold from 20 : 22 December 2008 in El Sawy Culturewheel. • “Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film” that it hold from 5 : 10 May 2009 in Animation Video Market Department in Germany. • “Beirut Animated” that is organized by The Metropolis Association, Samandal magazine and Beirut DC on November 2009 in Beirut (Lebanon). • 5th Athens animation festival ANIMFEST that it held in Athens (Greece) on March 2010 (official competition). 7- 3D short movie which is made by group of children, the title of it is “The people of the river” and the film is shown in: • Animacam Festival 2010 (online festival is sponsored by Spanish TV Channel), AnimaCaribe 2010 in Terinidad & Tobago, animasyros International Animation Festival 2010, Elsawy Cultural Animation Festival 2010, Anifestrozafa Festival 2011 in Albania, Cairo International Film Festival for Children 2012. 8- Involving as a General Secretary of ASIFA Egypt in organizing of International Animation Day 2008, 2009 in Rashid Foundation & 2010 in Bibliotheca of Alexandria (to see the images go to Gallery button in the web site: www.a4kidsanimationstudio.com). 9- Supervision of a workshop that is hold in Rashid Foundation 2008, gathering a group of sculptors and other of 3D animator to make a short film in a new experience between manual sculpture and digital sculpture (Newton 2008 movie that participated in Animafrik 2009 for African Animation in Accra - Ghana). 10- Participating in "Film Association Festival 2011", on the occasion of Egyptian Revolution, which my movies "A turning point" & "Checkmate" are shown in the festival. 11- Participating in "Alexandria International Film Festival for Mediterranean countries 2011", which my movies "A turning point" & "Checkmate" are shown in the festival. 12- A big screening and celebration in Bibliotheca for the products of A4Kids Animation Studio and other movies (Films made by children) and seminar about the making of films (to see the images go to Gallery button in the web site: www.a4kidsanimationstudio.com). 13- Organizing of Screening and Seminar with the Spanish animator coke Rioboo (The famous director of stop motion & clay animation) in Bibliotheca, San Gabriel School and A4Kids Animation Studio (to see the images go to Gallery button in the web site: www.a4kidsanimationstudio.com). 14- Directing of a short movie (the technique is clay animation) about water world through workshop which is held in San Gabriel School and it made by group of students in the school. 15- Involving in directing of an international film which its title is "Red Dot" as a member in AWG (Animation Workshops Group) in cooperation with 32 directors from around the world, the film is shown in the most famous festivals for animation "ANNECY" in June 2012 & "Hiroshima Animation Festival" in August 2012 on the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U4132o_joI&feature=plcp 16- Participating as (The people of the river movie) in Dubrovnik Film Festival (international festival for the children and the youth of the Mediterranean countries) in Croatia from October 18th to October 21st 2012: http://www.duff.kinematografi.org/images/stories/Raspored_projekcija.pdf and Supervision 3D workshop animation for Croatian Kids in Gimnazija School which the final result was a short movie about Sphinx: http://duff.kinematografi.org/index.php/en/program (to see the images go to Gallery button in the web site: www.a4kidsanimationstudio.com). 17- Participating as (A4Kids Animation Studio) in The Sharjah International Children Biennial in its third edition "ReStart" 2012-2013. 1997 – 2009 (Multimedia Center – Educational Resources Department – Arab Academy for Science and Technology – Alexandria – Egypt) : 1- Involving as Multimedia Specialist in making over 50 educational programmes in the systems of Compact Disk Rom and Compact Disk Interactivity (CDR – CDI). 2- Productions for primary, preparatory and Secondary Schools, Lately for children the age from 4-6 years which is covering Gulf Area. 3- Involving in design of E-Learning site for preparatory schools in Egypt, for other details visit www.madrastyonline.com 4- Involving in making of 3d film “Sky of Alexandria” which is shown in “Bibliotheca Alexandrina” by the system of “Full Dome” For more info www.bibalex.org 1995 – 1997 (Graphic Design and Printing field) : 1- Design Graphic of 28 children stories which were distributed in Egypt, and were illustrated by the cartoonists Samir Abdelghani and Nasim, written by Lebanese author Wafik Khori and others. 2- Design Graphic of a story for children, the title is (Mountain of Wisdom), derived from Egyptian culture, translated in English and distributed in U.S.A (to see the images go to Gallery button in the web site: www.a4kidsanimationstudio.com). 1993 – 1995 (private gallery for art works) : 1- Setting private gallery up for sculpture and pottery. 2- Showcasing art works of many famous artists in Alex. 3- Involving in many exhibitions in different places in Alex for example: Russian cultural council, Greek commercial council, Atelier d, Alex, cultural centers in Cidi Gaber & Anfoshi, Sporting club and Hurghada city. 4- Member in L,ateliet de Alexandria. 5- Getting the third prize for pottery art in “Salon Nagi Award” which is hold in Anfoshi Cultural Center” in 2004. Tips : Address: New Maamoura Square, in front of Maamoura Beach Gate (Islah Gate), Rahamna asphalt Road, 300 Meters after Carrefour Royal Plaza, Anwar Mecca Building, Fifth Floor, Apartment No 502, Alexandria, Egypt. Tel : 002-01001709505 – 002-01145650533 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Our site: www.a4kidsanimationstudio.com My profile on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ahmedashwah A4Kids Group on Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/399750045751 Our channel on youtube: www.youtube.com/user/academytimes Our channel on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/user9298401/videos Hobbies: Traveling, reading, movies, chat, playing tennis & football, fine arts such as pottery & sculpture, music and languages (English well, Turkish beginner and Arabic is my mother tongue).