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 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, which released to a massive success on Shahid.net. Furthermore, he worked on Netflix's new series, Paranormal, marking its first foray into Egytpian horror under the helm of director Amr Salama, which has released on the platform recently. 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. Currently, he is working in parallel on many projects, including Ahmad Alaa Aldeeb’s film Al Aref: Awdat Younis, starring Ahmed Ezz,Mohamed Diab’s upcoming film, Amira, and Amar 14 by Hady El Bagoury.