Ali Ali is a commercial director from Cairo, Egypt. He spent ten years as a creative director with some of the worlds top agencies, including Leo Burnett and JWT where he picked up five Cannes Lions. Ali then founded Elephant which quickly became the most awarded agency in the Middle East, with three Cannes Lions and seven Grand Prixs at the Dubai Lynx Awards.
Ali has been directing since 2009 and in early 2012 he switched to directing full time. Since then he has shot several global campaigns as well as local campaigns for Vodafone, Google, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Nestle, Orange Telecom and many others including his famous spots for Panda Cheese which became one of the most watched commercials on YouTube with over 25 million views.
In 2015 Gunn Report named Ali Ali in the top ten most awarded directors in the world today.
Below you can see all his awards to date.
March 2016 Grand Prix winner Dubai lynx for Best Direction, Best Script and Best Casting.
May 2015 Yellow Pencil at the D&AD for Best Direction
May 2015 7 Pencils at the D&AD for Direction, Cinematography, Editing & Sound Design
June 2014 Gold Film Winner at the Cannes Lions
June 2014 One of ten films nominated for Best Direction at Cannes Lions
March 2014 Best Director Award at the Dubai Lynx Awards
March 2014 FA wins Best Film at the Dubai Lynx Awards (Tie with DU)
March 2014 DU wins Best Film at the Dubai Lynx Awards
Jan 2014 ETISALAT named top TVC for 2013 by Campaign Magazine
Jan 2014 SPRITE/ AMINA+SARY came in 3rd
Jun 2013 BIOLIT/ Confessions wins at the Czech ADC Awards.
March 2013 Touch My Plan and Bawadi Timer tied for Best Film at Dubai Lynx Awards
March 2013 Most Awarded Director at the Dubai Lynx Awards
January 2013 Bawadi Spread is named best TV spot for 2012 by Campaign Magazine
June 2012 Vodafone film short-listed in Cannes for Best Cinematography
March 2012 MTC Touch wins Best Director at the Dubai Lynx Awards.
March 2012 Kalbaz wins the Film Grand Prix at the Dubai Lynx Awards.
March 2011 Bawadi Prisoners wins Film Grand Prix at the Dubai Lynx Awards
March 2011 Panda wins Best Director at the Dubai Lynx Awards.