Omar Robert Hamilton is an award-winning filmmaker and writer.

He co-founded Cairo's Mosireen Media Collective, making dozens of short political films on the Egyptian Revolution. At the height of global interest Mosireen was the most watched non-profit YouTube channel in the world. It remains the most watched in Egypt of all time.

His most recent fiction short, Though I Know the River is Dry (2013), won top prizes at Rotterdam and Abu Dhabi was nominated for Best Short Film at the European Film Awards. 

His writing has appeared in the Guardian, the London Review of Books and Guernica among many other outlets. He is currently completing his first book, a novel set within the Egyptian revolution.

He is a co-founder of the Palestine Festival of Literature.