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Tamer Habib is one of the most prolific screenwriters in Egypt and the Arab world, with innate writing talent that cemented his name as one of the most sought-after in Cairowood, with a proven track record for being one of the best screenwriters to write scripts for star-studded films like SAHAR EL LAYALI (2003) and WAHED SAHEH (2011).

The evergreen writer’s name is also attached to several genre-defining masterpieces, including AN EL ASHK WEL HAWA, TAYMOUR W SHAFIKA, ASWAR AL-QAMAR, and one of the stories of 18 YOM, which screened at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

Not limiting himself to the big screen, Habib also wrote a number of remarkable Ramadan TV hits, including KHAS GEDAN (2009), Youssra’s SHARBAT LOAZ (2012), NEKDEB LAW OLNA MABENHEBESH (2013), TARIQI (2015), GRAND HOTEL (2016), LA TOTFE' AL-SHAMS (2017), LE’ABAT ALNASYAN (2020) — for which he was voted Best Scriptwriter — and the radio drama A’ASHAN EL BIG MILLION, which was a major success, prompting him to work on a TV version that It is being produced by Waleed Moustafa and will be screened on Shahid.

Besides writing and acting, Habib hosted a number of shows on radio, TV, and other online platforms as well, including THE GAME (2007), where he hosted many stars and celebrities, taking them on a psychological adventure through several exciting games that challenge the strength of their focus, their imagination, and reactions.

The celebrated screenwriter was also selected to be a jury member on a number of notable film festivals, including Ismailia and Malmö, where he mentored a Scriptwriting Masterclass about Writing Adapted Screenplays that was moderated by Egyptian star Mona Zaki.

Tamer habib Egyptian scriptwriter
Social Media Fans
  • Soon El Baqya Fee Hayatek (I am Sorry for Your Loss)
  • 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)
  • 2013 We'd Be Lying to Say We Didn't Love
  • 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:
  • 2021 Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts.
  • 2021 Malmo Arab Film Festival
  • 2018 The Casablanca Film Festival
  • 2017 The Shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival
  • 2016 Faten Hamama Festival