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 which 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, which dominated the Egyptian box office at the time.

In 2019, Hamed presided over 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's latest film is KIRA & EL GEN, which shattered Egyptian box office records with revenues exceeding EGP 120M, becoming the highest-grossing film in the history of Egyptian cinema. It is currently available in cinemas across the Arab world.

Marwan Hamed Egyptian Filmmaker
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Filmography
  • 2023 Fifty Years (A documentary on the October 6th War)
  • 2022 Climate Change Changes Us All (A documentary on Egypt’s hosting of the COP27)
  • 2022 Kira & El Gen
  • 2019 Blue Elephant: Dark Whispers
  • 2018 Diamond Dust
  • 2017 The Originals
  • 2014 The Blue Elephant
  • 2011 18 Days
  • 2009 Ibrahim Labyad
  • 2006 The Yacoubian Building
  • 2001 Lilly
Tv Series
  • 2006 Lahazat Harega - Season 1
A Festival Fixture
Marwan was selected as a jury member at several highly extolled festivals, including:
  • Head of the Jury at the 2021 Red Sea International Film Festival
  • Head of the Jury for the Short Film Competition at the 2019 El Gouna Film Festival
  • Cairo International Film Festival 2015
  • Montreal Film Festival 2010
  • Montpelier Film Festival 2008
  • Taormina Film Festival 2007
  • Human Rights Watch Festival in Zurich
Awards & Honors
Marwan’s films have garnered more than 30 awards both internationally and regionally:
Awards & Honors
  • 2023 Career Achievement Award at the sixth edition of El Gouna Film Festival
  • 2023 Best Director Award for KIRA & EL GEN at the 2023 Joy Awards Festival.
  • 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
  • 2018 Nile Grand Prize at the Luxor African Film 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