Omnia Arfin Omnia Arfin


Omnia Arfin
Toronto. Canada. +1647-822-3422

Education and Professional Training
2017-2018, Film & TV - Script to Screen, Centennial College.
2012-2013, Advertising Diploma in Applied Arts, Helwan University.
2002-2007, Bachelor’s degree in Applied Arts, majoring in Graphic Design and Advertising, Art & Design Academy.

Nov. 2016, A Practical Guide to Curating, Berlin
March. 2016, Filmmaking Fundamentals Course (Writing & Directing).
May - Oct. 2013, World Press Photo workshop for North African visual storytellers, ”Stories of Change Beyond the Arab Spring” project, Tunis & Morocco.
April. 2013, Script writing intensive workshop at El- Sawy culture wheel, Egypt.
March - Oct. 2012, “Visual Storytelling in an Open Society” for documentary photographers and photojournalists. Organized by Al-liquindoi Workshops, Contemporary Image Collective (CIC) and NOOR Images, Egypt.
May. 2012, Analogue Zone (Celluloid film training program), organized by LaborBerlin and Cimatheque (Alternative Film Centre) and the Contemporary Image Collective (CIC).

Exhibitions & Recognitions:
May. 2014, The best press photo in Egypt for 2013- Participated.
Jan. 2013, Press Syndicate – Photojournalists department - Participated
May. 2012, Press Syndicate – Photojournalists department, portrait category - 2nd Place.
Jan. 2012, The 5th photography competition of the European Union, "women of new Egypt” - Top 30 Selected - Exhibited.
Jan. 2012, The 8th Sawy Cultural Wheel Photography Competition - Motion Category - 2nd Place.
2012, Egypt International Photo Contest - Catalogue Displayed.
Oct. 2011, The 9th international photography festival in Jordan - Exhibited.
Feb, 2011, “The Revolution” Exhibition.
Jan. 2011, The 7th Sawy Cultural Wheel Photography Competition - Portrait Category - 1st Place.
2011, The 6th Emirates Photography Competition Appreciation - (In Focus) Photography Club member.
Dec. 2010, Gold medal of Al Thani Award for Photography - (In Focus) Photography Club member.
Oct. 2010, Al Thani Award for Photography competition - Catalogue Displayed.
Nov. 2010, National Geographic Photography Competition, Landscape Category - 2nd Place.
Oct. 2010, FIAP Honourable mention - (In Focus) Photography Club member.
Oct. 2010, Honourable mention photography club prize at The 5th Emirates Photography Competition - (In Focus) Photography Club member.
2010, Emirates Photography Competition - Catalogue Displayed.
Sep. 2010, The Digital Camera Photographer of the Year competition - Participated.
Jul. 2010, The 2nd “photography for charity” exhibition for Cancer Patients, El- Sawy culture Wheel.
May. 2010, The 21st Annual Salon of Youth, Photography, Arts Palace – Cairo Opera House- Exhibited.
Aug. 2007, Ibdaa Media Student Awards, Graphic Design Category - Participated.
May. 2004, The 16th Annual Salon of Youth, Photography, Arts Palace – Cairo Opera House - Exhibited.

Professional Experience
2008 - present, Freelance photographer.
2008 - 2011, Graphic Designer - Arfitek INC, Toronto, Canada
June - Aug. 2008, Graphic Designer intern - Direction Advertising & P.R Heliopolis - Egypt.
2000 - 2005, Photographer (Open Light Studio) Saudi Arabia.

Teaching and Talks :
May. 2015,
5th Toronto open show.
2014, On Documentary Photography at Saudi Students club - Ryerson University - Toronto
Dec. 2013, "1st Slide Jam” speaker for documentary photographers at at “Photobia” photography Hub.
Dec. 2012, “Stories from Egypt” - El Sawy Cultural wheel
2012, Photography Basics course teaching.