Mohamed Hefzy is an Egyptian screenwriter and producer; with an evolving filmography of 30 feature films including worldwide acclaimed titles; Microphone (2010), Rags and Tatters (2013) and Clash (2016). He had served as a jury member in various international festivals including the 75th Venice International Film Festival. As of its 40th edition and for four consecutive years; Mohamed Hefzy is the appointed President of the Cairo International Film Festival.
In 2005, He founded Film Clinic; the now pioneer production house in the MENA region with a variety of commercial blockbusters and arthouse films that have participated in major film festivals worldwide including Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Sundance, Toronto, and Tribeca with more than 80 international awards under its belt. Later Hefzy founded Film Clinic Indie Distribution, with a mission to create opportunities for Arab independent films within and beyond festival circuits and he co- founded Meem Creative Circle which produced Netflix’s first Egyptian original series; Paranormal.
Hefzy was cited among 30 future leaders in film production by Screen International, headed Variety’s list of Ten names you need to know in the Arab Film Industry and was among Variety’s 500 list of the most influential people in the media industry worldwide. He was granted the Arab Cinema Personality of the Year award by the Hollywood Reporter and Arab Cinema Center. Hefzy is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in the producers’ branch. In recognition of his significant contribution to the Arab film scene, he was honoured as a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres from France.
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