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An Egyptian filmmaker based in Alexandria, who studied Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering in Alexandria University (2003 - 2008). She is a Fulbright scholar who studied cinema and media studies in  Wellesley College and Innovations in Documentary in  MIT in 2011/2012 in USA. She is the recipient of Getty Images ARRAY Grant in 2018 and Film Independent'Global Media Makers Fellowship in 2017 and 2019. She's also an alumna of Berlinale TalentsMediterranean Film InstituteDocumentary Campus Masterschool, DOX BOX and the American Film Showcase documentary program in USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Mayye is a film director, producer, director of photography and editor, whose work has been screened in different venues and film festivals all over the world. She co-founded and managed the film production company ​Rufy's Films​ in (2013 - 2019). In 2013 she co-directed and co-produced the collaborative feature The Mice Room (Dubai FF 2013, Sao Paulo FF 2014) with 5 other filmmakers. In 2016 she made the award winning short A Stroll Down Sunflower Lane (Berlinale 2016, AFI Fest 2016) As a cinematographer, she shot the Kenyan feature Veve (Hamburg FF 2014, Durban FF 2014) that was co-produced by Tom Tykwer's One Fine Day Films in 2014. As an editor, she edited the feature documentary I Have a Picture (Best Arab Feature Documentary in El-Gouna FF 2017, Best Documentary in Tripoli FF 2018).

Mayye is currently directing and producing her first feature documentary Lift Like A Girl, as well as developing the feature film Rainbows Don't Last Long.

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