tamer habib

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Tamer Habib is a talented Egyptian scriptwriter who started his career in 2003 with a film that revolutionized Egyptian cinema, Sahar El Laiali (Sleepless Nights). Born and raised in Egypt, Tamer studied at the Faculty of Commerce before he worked as a banker for two years. In pursuit of his passion for Cinema, he enrolled in the Higher Institute of Cinema.

He made his breakthrough with his well-knit script for Sahr El Layali (Sleepless Nights) in 2003. The star-studded film was a unique story where Tamer brilliantly pushed the boundaries a little bit to discuss what many other writers deemed off-limits. The film was a massive success, winning numerous awards.

In the following year, he wrote his next hit; Hob El Banat (Girl's Love) featuring Laila Eloui and Hanan Turk, Ashraf Abdel Baky, Hana Shiha, and Ahmed Ezz. Two years later in 2006, Tamer wrote his next work bringing together everybody’s favorite on-screen duo Ahmed El Sakka and Mona Zaki, An El Ashq Wel Hawa (About Love and Passion). The duo also starred in Tamer’s next film Taymour Wa Shafika (Taymour and Shafika) (2007). His extensive repertoire also includes: Wahed Saheh (The Right One) (2011), 18 Yom (18 Days) (2011), and Aswar al-Qamar (The Walls of the Moon) (2015).

Tamer also left his imprint on the small screen with some indelible TV Series, like Sharbat Loaz (Sharbat, the Cunning) (2012), Tariqi (My Way) (2015), Grand Hotel (2016), La Totfe' Al Shams (The Sun Will Never Set) (2017). In Ramadan 2020, his latest TV series La’abat Alnasyan (Forgetting Game) premiered on TV. He was voted Best Screenwriter in an audience poll by radio NRJ Egypt.In Ramadan 2021, Habib wrote and took part as an actor in the radio drama (A’ashan El Big Million) along with Asser Yassin and Nelly Karim that aired on the same radio station.

Recently, Tamer was selected to be a jury member at the Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts. Before that, Tamer joined the jury panel of the Feature Film Competition at the Malmo Film Festival, where he mentored a Scriptwriting Masterclass that was moderated by Egyptian star Mona Zaki. Furthermore, in 2020 Habib was selected as a jury member at the RFF-Revart Film Festival. Hailed as Egypt's first online vertical festival, RFF aims to introduce a modern dimension of creativity to filmmakers during the COVID-19 crisis. He also joined NRJ Egypt FM’s program Lail Dakhly.

He is currently writing the screenplay for the remake of the classic film Anf w Thalath Oyoun, based on great Egyptian author Ihsan Abdel Quddous’ novel of the same name. He is also working with director Sandra Nashaat on the upcoming film Shellet Lebon. The film is based on Hisham al-Khashin’s book of the same name and headlined by a stellar cast of A-list stars, including Ahmed El-Sakka, Ahmed Ezz, Menna Shalaby, Ruby and Ghada Adel.

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Filmography
  • Soon Shellet Lebon (Lebon’s Squad)
  • Soon Ahl El Eib (The Wrongdoers)
  • Soon Anf w Thalathat Oyoun (A Nose and Three Eyes)
  • 2015 Aswar al-Qamar (The Walls of the Moon)
  • 2011 Wahed Saheh (The Right One)
  • 2011 Tamantashar Yom (18 Days)
  • 2007 Taymour Wa Shafika (Taymour and Shafika)
  • 2006 An El Ashq Wel Hawa (About Love and Passion)
  • 2004 Hob El Banat (Girl's Love)
  • 2003 Sahar El Laiali (Sleepless Nights)
Tv Series
  • 2020 La'abat Alnasyan (Forgetfulness Game)
  • 2017 La Totfe' Al Shams (The Sun Will Never Set)
  • 2016 Grand Hotel
  • 2015 Tariqi (My Way)
  • 2012 Sharbat Loaz (Sharbat, the Cunning)
  • 2009 Khas Geddan (Very Special)
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Awards & Honors
Tamer served as a jury member in several festivals:
  • The RFF-Revart Film Festival, Egypt's first online vertical festival that aims to introduce a modern dimension of creativity to filmmakers during the COVID-19 crisis
  • 2018 The Casablanca Film Festival
  • 2017 The Shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival
  • 2016 Faten Hamama Festival