Born in Cairo, Egypt, Sameh studied German literature at Cairo University. Before moving to Europe, he worked as an assistant director in advertisement and feature films. In 2016, he finished his MA in filmmaking at Eicar film school in Paris. Sameh’s first short film Fifteen premiered in 2017 at TIFF Toronto international film festival and won several awards around the world. In 2019 he made his first advertisement campaign as a writer and director. His last short film I Am Afraid to Forget Your Face, was the first Egyptian film to be selected for the short film Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival 2020. Sameh is currently developing his first feature film.