Amal Ramsis is an Egyptian filmmaker who was born and raised in Cairo. She has studied cinema in Madrid between 2003-2005. She has conducted numerous workshops around the world with women who have no experience in filmmaking at all. Ramsis is the founder and the director of Cairo International Women’s Film Festival. Her films “Only Dreams” (2005) “Life” (2008), “Forbidden” (2011) have got several international awards and been screened in many festivals. Her latest documentary “The Trace of the Butterfly” (2014) has won the Audience Award in Dortmund/Cologne Women Film Festival.