Mohamed Hefzy - Egypt Today. CAIRO – 22 January 2019: Arab Cinema Center has chosen the head of Cairo International Film Festival, producer and screenwriter Mohamed Hefzy to be 'Arab Cinema Personality of the Year’.The award will be given to Hefzy by Arab Cinema Center ,presented by the hollywood reporter ; this year Berlin International Film Festival where ACC celebrates its five year anniversary since its first launch in Berlin.Who is Mohamed Hefzy?Hefzy is an Egyptian film producer and screenwriter who was born in 1975. He is the founder of the Film Clinic that is now considered as one of the leading production companies in Egypt and the Arab world.Hefzy is also a film activist who gives workshops and training programs conducted in cooperation with acclaimed international organizations and institutes.In 2013, Hefzy was named by Screen International as the only Arab among 30 future leaders in film production. 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 numerous prominent film festivals, including Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Sundance, and Toronto, and have won more than 80 international awards. In 2016, one of his latest productions (Clash) was chosen as the opening film of the Un Certain Regard section of Cannes Film Festival.In 2011, Hefzy was a jury member at several local and Arab festivals such as the Abu Dhabi International Film Festival.
Source: Egypt Today January 22, 2019 12:45 UTC