Screenwriter and Producer
Mohamed Hefzy is an award-winning Egyptian screenwriter and producer who has written, produced and co-produced over 30 feature films in Egypt, the US, the UK, and the Arab world. In 2016, he was chosen by Variety on top of a list of “Ten names you need to know in the Arab Film Industry”. His films have participated widely in major film festivals, including Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Sundance, and Toronto, and have won more than 80 international awards. In 2016, one of his latest productions, Mohamed Diab's Clash, was chosen as the opening film of the Un Certain Regard section of Cannes International Film Festival. Hefzy has served as a jury member previously at the Abu Dhabi International Film Festival in 2011 and Cairo International Film Festival 2010, as well as several other local and Arab festivals. He is a former director of the Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts.