The author and producer Mohamed Hafizi has won the Arab Film Award of & # 39; Arab Film Center from the Hollywood Reporter and will receive its award at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival, marking the fifth anniversary of the establishment of the Arab Film Center For the first time in Berlin.
In 2018 he became the youngest president of the history of the Cairo International Film Festival, he was also a member of the jury of the Horizons competition at the Venice Film Festival and continued to produce films that achieved public and monetary success by participating in the Day of Judgment, Cannes, and as Egypt at the Oscars, was the third consecutive time that a film made by Egyptian conservatives to the Oscar after the clash and Sheikh Jackson, as well as the day of religion, which is back in the Egyptian cinema at the official competition of the Cannes Film Festival after the absence of 6 years, this is the second time that one of his films participate in a clash that has been after the department aspect to what he opened in 2016, and in addition to that in the presence Hifzi list of the most influential 100 in the Arab world launched by the Arab Cinema Center.
The film analyst Alaa Karkuti, co-founder of the Arab Cinema Center and president of MAD Solutions, commented on the award: "Mohamed Hafez is a rare example of filmmakers who change the cinema because of where they are, for example, There is a wave of young directors, And to give them the opportunity, as well as the Cairo International Film Festival, it has been brought back to life thanks to the faith of the filmmakers inside and outside the Arab world to save themselves , what was achieved in 2018 is truly exceptional in the march of Egyptian and Arab cinema and we are proud to award it.
"It is an honor for me to be honored by two prestigious international institutions such as the Arab Film Center and the Hollywood Reporter," he said. "2018 was an exceptional year for me on a professional level and I think this award is a motivation and inspiration for me to reach ever bigger goals".
Since joining the world of cinema in 2001 through paternity, he has gradually become one of the most influential actors in the world of cinema in Egypt and the Arab world. He begins writing a series of films that become classic Arab Cinema, then film production that gets critical and popular hits through its film company, Film, and thus be an influential element in the film industry through its participation as a member or president of Egyptian film institutions and actors and to be a representative of the film industry Arab in international events.
Last year, the Arab Cinema Personality and Hollywood Reporter presented the Arab Film Personality Award to Abdulhamid Juma, president of the Dubai International Film Festival, and Masoud Ammarallah Al Ali, artistic director of the festival. The award is part of the strategy of the Arab Film Center to promote the Arab film industry. International level and support for Arab filmmakers.
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source: Shorouk Portal