Ahmad Khaled graduated from The Faculty of Fine Arts (Helwan University) Cairo, Egypt 2001, with an honors degree for his graduation project. Khaled participated in number of local and international art exhibitions such as the Helwan University Exhibition 1999/2000, the 14th Annual Salon of Youth Art Palace - Opera House, 2002, Biennale Des Cinémas Arabes, Paris, France July 2006, and the Panafricana Film Festival, Rome, Italy 2006.

His artwork has received many awards including the first prize of drawing at Helwan University 2000, the fourth prize in painting at the Supreme Council of Sports and Youth 2000 and the Jury Prize in drawing, The 14th Annual Salon of Youth, Egyptian Ministry of Culture, 2002.

He lives and works in Cairo.

The 5th Pound
, 14.20 min, 2005, video still
Courtesy of the artist

'The 5th Pound' is about a guy who is in the habit of taking the air-conditioned bus on Fridays accompanied by a girl because they can't find another place to make love in.

The film tackles the problem of sexual deprivation among the Egyptian youth. It also tackles the double-standards attitude among the community.