Elia Moutamid is an award-winning director and actor. His 3-minute short film Gaiwan (2015) was shortlisted at more than 75 international film festivals, including Cannes 68 in the Short Film Corner Section, and was awarded more than thirty awards and recognitions. His first feature film, Talien (2015; produced by 5e6) was awarded the “Special Jury Prize” at the Turin Film Festival (2017) and a special mention as best debut director for the Nastri d'Argento in 2018. His most recent film, Kufid (2020; produced by 5e6) was shortlisted as “Best Documentary” at the Turin Film Festival, the Film Festival Cinema Africa Asia America Latina in Milan, the Bridge Film Festival in Verona, and the Nastri d’Argento in 2021. Kufid has been distributed in cinemas throughout Italy by Cineclub Internazionale Distribuzione.