Gil has curated a variety of contemporary and historical film series, retrospectives, and exhibitions. In addition, she has been a member of the executive Board of Apordoc – Associação pelo Documentário, the Portuguese documentary film association since 2015. She has also served on juries in international film festivals, such as Berlinale, Mar del Plata, Jerusalem Film Festival, Torino Film Festival, Taiwan IDF, FidMarseille, Seville European Film Festival, DokuFest, among many others.
Machérie was invited to the Cannes Film Festival for the first time in 2017 as a young talent invited to a round table organized by the OIF and the French Institute. In December 2017, Machérie was selected for the Berlinale Talents 2018 program but was unable to participate because Maki’la was selected the same year at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival in the Forum section. His film Maki’la has made about twenty festivals around the world and has won several awards such as the JCC Jury Prize and the Golden Screen at the Festival Écrans Noirs in Yaoundé.
Machérie participated in the film Félicité by Alain Gomis. She was in charge of translating the script into Lingala. Today Machérie is developing her second feature film project ZAÏRIA which has been selected at the Cinéfondation, the Atlas Workshops, the Moulin d’Andé, the Forum de Namur and currently at the Red Sea Souk.
His first short film FIFTEEN premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival 2017 and won several awards in festivals around the world.
His last short film I AM AFRAID TO FORGET YOUR FACE became the first Egyptian film to be awarded Palme d’Or in the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Competition 2020. His film continues its festival run at San Sebastian Film Festival, Cairo International Film festival, Moscow International Film Festival and many others.
Sameh is currently developing his debut feature film ‘Whale Belly’ at the Cinéfondation Résidence 2021 in Paris.