Ahmad hafez
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Boasting a career spanning over twenty years, Egyptian film editor Ahmed Hafez has been a bedazzling game-changer in the field of film editing. Hafez takes each shot, character, and perspective in the storytelling to build a puzzle that puts the spectator ahead of a breathtaking experience in every minute. His extensive repertoire is full of hits like Clash, which opened the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016 and toured prestigious festivals worldwide, nabbing him Best Editing award at the Carthage Film Festival (JCC), along with more than a dozen awards for the film. His repertoire also includes the top-grossing films: Hepta: The Last Lecture, and The Blue Elephant, and its sequel ‎Blue Elephant: Dark Whispers. Other titles that have been endowed with his magical touch are: Bitter Sugar (2015), for which he received Arab Cinema Oscars, The Originals (2015) for which Egyptian Catholic Center Cinema Festival granted him the Best Editing Award, Sheikh Jackson (2017) that premiered at Toronto International Film Festival, the Jordanian-Turkish film The Guest: Aleppo-Istanbul (2017) which earned Ahmed the Best Editing award at the International Bosphorus Film Festival in Turkey, and the book-to-screen adaptation Diamond Dust (2019).

Hafez also worked on some memorable works on the small screen like Grand Hotel (2016), Tareeqy (2015), La Totfe’ Al Shams (2017), and Tayea’ (2018) to name a few. After teaming up with Egypt’s most prominent director-writer duets: Marwan Hamed and Ahmed Mourad, to bring to light the blockbusters: The Blue Elephant, The Blue Elephant: Dark Whispers, and Diamond Dust, he is currently joining hands again with the golden duet once more to create a new book-to-screen film Kira & El Gin that is based on Mourad’s best-seller 1919. Recently, Hafez wrapped up working on Shahid.net’s original series Fi Kol Osbu’ Yowm Goma’a, starring Menna Shalaby and Asser Yassin. Currently, he is working in parallel on many projects, including Mohamed Diab’s upcoming film, Amira, and Netflix's new series, Paranormal, marking its first foray into Egytpian horror under the helm of director Amr Salama. The TV series is based on the best-selling horror book series by the late author Ahmed Khaled Tawfik, which sold millions of copies worldwide.

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Filmography
  • Soon Amira
  • Soon Kira & El Gin
  • 2020 Al Aref (Yonis) - Soon
  • 2019 Al Daif (The Guest)
  • 2019 Al Feel Al Azrak 2 (The Blue Elephant: Dark Whispers)
  • 2018 Eyar Nary (Gunshot)
  • 2018 Torab El Mas (Diamond Dust)
  • 2017 Al Asleyeen (The Originals)
  • 2017 Sheikh Jackson
  • 2017 Misafir Halep Istanbul (The Guest Aleppo to Istanbul)
  • 2016 Hepta: El Mohadra El Akhera (Hepta: The Last Lecture)
  • 2016 Eshtebak (Clash)
  • 2015 Sukkar Mor (Bitter Sugar)
  • 2015 Ahwak (I Love You)
  • 2014 Al Feel Al Azrak (The Blue Elephant)
  • 2014 Warda
  • 2013 Al Hafla (The Party)
  • 2012 Ala Gothety (On My Dead Body)
  • 2012 El-Maslaha (The Deal)
  • 2011 Wahed Saheh (The Right One)
  • 2011 365 Youm Sa'adah (365 Days of Happiness)
  • 2011 Tamantashar Yom (18 Days)
  • 2011 Fasel wa Na'ood (A Break And We'll Be Back)
  • 2009 Badal Faqed (The Replacement)
  • 2008 Masgoon Transit (Prisoner on Transit)
  • 2007 El Shabah (The Ghost)
  • 2007 45 Yom (45 Days)
  • 2006 Al Rahina (The Hostage)
Tv Series
  • 2020 Ma Waraa' Al Tabi'a (Paranormal) (Coming Soon)
  • 2020 Cypher
  • 2020 Fi Kol Esbo' Yom Goma'a (Every Week Has A Friday)
  • 2018 Tayea'
  • 2017 La Totfe' Al Shams (The Sun Will Never Set)
  • 2016 Grand Hotel
  • 2015 Tariqi: My Way
  • 2014 Al Sayeda AL Aoula: First Lady
  • 2012 Taraf Talet (Third Party)
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Awards & Honors
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Awards
  • 2020 Best Editing Award for Blue Elephant: Dark Whispers from The Egyptian Association for Writers & Cinema Critics
  • 2019 Blue Elephant: Dark Whispers: Best Editing award at the Annual Film Society Festival For Egyptian Cinema
  • 2018 Diamond Dust: Best Editing award at the Arabian Cinema Awards (ACA)
  • 2017 The Originals: Best Editing award at the Arabian Cinema Awards (ACA), Best Editing award at the Alexandria International Film Festival for Mediterranean Countries, Best Editing award at the Egyptian National Film Festival, and Best Editing award at the Egyptian Catholic Center Cinema Festival
  • 2017 The Guest: Aleppo-Istanbul: Best Editing award at the International Bosphorus Film Festival in Turkey
  • 2016 Clash: Best Editing award at the Carthage Film Festival (JCC), Best Editing award at the Cairo Film Society Festival, and Best Editing award at the Egyptian National Film Festival
  • 2016 Hepta: The Last Lecture: Best Editing award at the Arabian Cinema Awards (ACA) and Best Editing award at the Egyptian Catholic Center Cinema Festival
  • 2015 Sukkar Mor : Best Editing award at the Arabian Cinema Awards (ACA)