The Trap

Away from preying eyes, a young unmarried couple retreat to the depth of a desolate run-down Egyptian seaside resort, to make love. The power dynamic between them is tested, when the girl reveals she wants their relationship to end.

Director Bio

Nada Riyadh is a filmmaker based in Cairo, Egypt. Her debut documentary film (Happily ever after) premiered at IDFA (International Documentary Film of Amsterdam) in 2016. She is a winner of The Film Prize of Robert Bosch Stiftung 2017 to support the production of her short fiction film (The Trap). She also leads and mentors filmmaking workshops to empower distressed communities suffering from war, displacement, and difficult living conditions in Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt. Her work mainly focuses on exploring the depth and complexity of the human psyche and relationships through the visual medium.


  • Directed by:Nada Riyadh
  • Written by:Nada Riyadh
  • Produced by:Ayman El Amir, Eva Schellenbeck & Gregor Streiber ​
  • Runtime:20 mins
  • Completion Date:March 1, 2019
  • Country of Origin:Egypt
  • Country of Filming:Egypt
  • Category:International Live-Action
  • Selection:TBD
  • Screening Time / Venue:TBD
  • Links:Website

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Official Selection 2020

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 26 June, 2020

Official Selection for Still Voices Short Film Festival 2020 Online Announced.

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Cruinniú na nÓg 2020

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 03 June, 2020

Online Events for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020.

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2020 Submissions Closed

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 01 June, 2020

Submission deadline for 2020 has now passed.


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