Mohamed Hefzy is an award-winning Egyptian screenwriter and producer who has written, produced and co-produced nearly 30 feature films in Egypt, the US, the UK, and the Arab world. He was named the only Arab among 30 future leaders in film production by Screen International, and chosen by Variety on top of a list of “Ten names you need to know in the Arab Film Industry”. Hefzy was on the list of Variety’s 500 twice (2019 - 2020) as one of the most influential people working in the media industry worldwide, largely due to his contribution in raising the profile of Cairo International Film Festival on an international level. Furthermore, he was presented by the Hollywood Reporter with the Arab Cinema Center Arab Cinema Personality of the Year” award. Most recently, he is officially a member of the Academy Of Motions Pictures Arts And Sciences in the “Producers” branch.
In 2006, Hefzy founded Film Clinic that is now considered as one of the leading production companies in Egypt and the Arab world. His films have participated widely in major film festivals, including Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Sundance, and Toronto, and have won more than 80 international awards. He has also been a board member of the Egyptian Chamber of Cinema since 2013 and continues to represent and lobby for independent filmmakers in Egypt and throughout the Arab World. In March 2018, Hefzy was assigned by the Minister of Culture the responsibility of presiding over the Cairo International Film Festival in its 40 edition, making him the youngest president in the festival's history. In 2020, his latest film co-production, Souad, landed as an official selection at the first virtual edition of Cannes Film Festival.The film was also screened at Berlinale and it landed its physical premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Most recently the company’s co-production, You Will Die at Twenty by director Amjad Abu Alala, was winner of Best Screenplay award at the Critics Awards for Arab Films, powered by the Arab Cinema Center (ACC). Furthermore, his latest distribution film, 200 Meters, received three awards at El Gouna Film Festival, and his latest productions include; Bloodline, the first Arabic-speaking vampire horror, in collaboration with ImageNation, MBC Studios and Majid Al Futtaim, which is now available on Shahid VIP, and Paranormal that marks Netflix’s debut Egyptian series, which is based on Ahmed Khaled Tawfik’s book series.
Recently, he announced a new film production which will be an Arabic-language spin-off of the Italian film hit of 2016, Perfect Strangers. The new film features Egyptian star Mona Zaki, Eyad Nassar, Nadine Labaki along with a stellar cast of Arab stars.
In recognition of his significant contribution to the Egyptian and Arab filmmaking scene, Hefzy received the Medal of “Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres” from the French Embassy in Cairo.