17th Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts Opens the Call for Film Submissions in 2014 / Ismailia Co-production Platform Opens the Call for Film Entries as Part of Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts
Festival Director : Mohamed Hefzy
Already a thriving producer and scriptwriter, Mohamed Hefzy has continuously delivered on excellence through creating original films that always meet critics’ expectations. Audiences worldwide have praised his high-quality work, and fans have expressed their admiration to him as a talented Egyptian scriptwriter.

Hefzy recently co-produced the British movie, My Brother the Devil, which has already been internationally praised and awarded for its dramatic debut. From 2011 to 2013, Hefzy produced a number of films that have been recognized worldwide and won international awards, including Tahrir 2011: the Good, the Bad and the Politician, Rags and Tatters that won the Golden Antigone prize for the Best Narrative Feature at the 35th Cinemed International Mediterranean Festival of Montpellier, and Villa 69 has won the Special Jury Award for a Film from the Arab World at the 7th Abu Dhabi Film Festival within New Horizons competition. Both the audience and award committees in the global film festivals scene have constantly received Hefzy’s work with great acclaim.

This has placed him on a fresh content-based platform in the Arab world, proving that stereotypes can be broken. Hefzy had also moderated scriptwriting workshops at the American University in Cairo (AUC).

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