MAD Celebrity Marwan Hamed
MAD Celebrity Marwan Hamed
MAD Celebrity Marwan Hamed

Marwan Hamed

Biography
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Marwan Hamed is an Egyptian prominent filmmaker who possesses an extensively auspicious repertoire that extends over 20 years of experience in producing and directing films, in addition to directing over 300 commercials, TV drama series and music videos. His debut feature The Yacoubian Building (2006) screened at some of the world's most prestigious film festivals, including the Berlin International Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival.

In 2014, Marwan directed The Blue Elephant that reaped several awards at many film festivals like the Best Director and Best Film awards at the Annual Film Society Festival For Egyptian Cinema, the Special Jury Award at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF), and many more.

He directed the film’s second installment Blue Elephant: Dark Whispers in 2019. The film dominated the box office becoming the highest-grossing film in the history of Egyptian cinema.

Currently, Hamed is making a new film with writer Ahmed Mourad called Kira & El Gin, which is based on Mourad’s best-selling novel 1919.

In 2019, Hamed presided the Short Film Competition jury at the El Gouna Film Festival. Recently, he has been picked by the Red Sea Film Festival Foundation to deliver a master class to educate young Saudi filmmakers about filmmaking and how to take steps to turn their vision into reality.

Marwan Hamed Egyptian Filmmaker
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Filmography
  • Soon Kira & El Gin
  • 2019 El Feel El Azrak 2 (Blue Elephant: Dark Whispers)
  • 2018 Torab El Mas (Diamond Dust)
  • 2017 Al Asleyeen (The Originals)
  • 2014 El Feel El Azrak (The Blue Elephant)
  • 2011 Tamantashar Youm (18 Days)
  • 2009 Ibrahim Labyad
  • 2006 Omaret Yacoubian (The Yacoubian Building)
  • 2001 Lilly
Tv Series
  • 2006 2006 Lahazat Harega (Critical Moments) - Season 1
A Festival Fixture
Marwan was selected as a jury member at a number of highly extolled festivals, including:
  • The Taormina Film Festival for several editions
  • New Horizons Competition - the Abu Dhabi Film Festival (DIFF)
  • The Human Rights Watch Film Festival
  • President of the Child Protection Award at Abu Dhabi Film Festival
  • Head of the Short Film Competition jury at El Gouna Film Festival (GFF)
Awards & Honors
Marwan’s films have garnered more than 30 awards both internationally and regionally:
Awards & Honors
  • 2018 Best Director Award for Diamond Dust at the 1st Casablanca Arab Film Festival
  • 2018 Best Director Award at The National Cinema Festival for his film The Originals
  • 2017 A Special Jury Award at the 66th Egyptian Catholic Center Cinema Festival
  • 2017 Best Director Award at the 38th Fantasporto-Oporto International Film Festival
  • 2015 ‎Nine Awards at the Annual Film Society Festival For Egyptian Cinema, including Best Director and ‎Best Film
  • 2014‎ Nile Grand Prize at the Luxor African Film Festival
  • 2014‎ Jury Award at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival
  • 2006 ‎Best New Narrative Filmmaker at the Tribeca Film Festival
  • 2006 ‎Bronze Award at the Montreal Film Festival
  • 2006‎ Golden Eye Award at the Zurich Film Festival
  • 2006‎ Grand Prix at the Festival du Monde Arab France
  • 2002 Golden Award at the Carthage Film Festival
  • 2002 Silver Prize at the Milano Film Festival for African Cinema
  • 2001 Prix du Public at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival