Film Clinic was founded in 2005 and is managed by the renowned Producer and Scriptwriter Mohamed Hefzy.
Film Clinic is now considered one of the leading production companies in the MENA region that not only creates unique features but also empowers talents to do so.
We have a passion for the filmmaking industry as we enjoy operating in all its diverse fields on both
national and international platforms.
Our philosophy is to blend the creative, vibrant ideas of the young generation with the expertise of the best in cinema in order to present strong movies to audiences of exquisite taste and an equal admiration to the beloved silver screen.
Mohamed Hefzy studied Metallurgical Engineering in London and still works in his field of study as he oversees his family's copper manufacturing business. In spite of that, he managed to establish his status as one of the most prominent young scriptwriters and producers in the Arab world over the last ten years. In 2013, he was the only Arab to be selected by Screen International magazine as one of the 30 future leading producers globally.
Among his earliest hit films are El Selem Wi El Teeban (SnakesAndLadders) in 2001, Tito in 2004, and MalakiEskenderia (PrivateAlexandria) in 2005, which earned him the Best ScreenwriterAward from the Egyptian Catholic Center CinemaFestival in 2005, and 45 Youm (45Days), for which he received the Best Screenwriter Award at the EgyptianOscars in 2007. His latest works include Aswar Al Amar (Wallsof the Moon) and From A to B, which were released in Egyptian cinemas in January 2015.
In 2005, he founded Film Clinic as a development and production company, and in 10 years, he has already produced and co-produced 19 feature films in Egypt, the US, the UK and the Arab world.
Recently, Hefzy has written the action thriller Warda (2014), the first film to be created in Found-Footage style in the Arab world. He also co-wrote and co-produced the feature-length film From A to B, which included an A-list group of Arab filmmakers in Egypt, UAE and Lebanon. The film was screened at the opening ceremony of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival in 2014.
Hefzy acted as executive producer for the thriller The Pyramid (2014) in association with SilvatarMedia and Fox International.
Mohamed Hefzy is always keen on taking part in international film festivals. He also attended many seminars and was a member of the jury of the Cairo International Film Festival in 2010, the Tropfest Arabia in 2011 and the Abu Dhabi Film Festival in 2012. Hefzy became a member of the Egyptian Chamber of Cinema since September 2013 becoming a representative of independent filmmakers within the Chamber. He was also selected as Artistic Director of the IsmailiaDocumentary and Short Film Festival beginning with its 16th round. In appreciation of his efforts in supporting and developing independent cinema in Egypt, he was honored at the 2nd round of the Independent Arts Season in February 2014.
Hefzy has delivered lectures on scriptwriting and moderated several workshops at the American University in Cairo (AUC) and also through FilmClinic.
As a producer, Hefzy's films have gained wide international acclaim in several prestigious film festivals including:
- My Brother the Devil (2012),
which won the Best British Newcomer award at the 56th London FilmFestival and the World Cinema Cinematography award for a dramatic movie at Sundance Film Festival2012
- Microphone (2010):
was officially selected to be screened in Toronto International Film Festival and received 3 awards from Cairo International Film Festival, Dubai International Film Festival andCarthage Film Festival in Tunisia. The film also participated in Vancouver International Film Festivaland London International Film Festival
- Asma'a (2011):
Since its release, the film has successfully garnered 19 awards from regional and international film festivals
- 18 Days(2011):
The film was an official selection at Cannes Film Festival 2011
The Good, The Bad, and The Politician: a documentary that premiered in Venice FilmFestival and won Best Arab Producer (Documentary Competition) for Mohamed Hefzy in Abu DhabiFilm Festival
- Asham (2013):
the film was rewarded two prizes; Best Director and Best Editing in Malmo Arab FilmFestival in Sweden. Asham received a Special Mention from the International Oriental Film Festival in Geneva and participated in Doha Tribeca Film Festival
- Rags and Tatters (2013):
the film won the Golden Antigone at the Montpellier Film Festival, took part at Abu Dhabi Film Festival and participated in BFI London Film Festival, marking it the only Arab film competing in the official competition. Rags and Tatters had its world premiere in Toronto InternationalFilm Festival
- Villa 96 (2013):
the film received the Special Jury Award for a Film from the Arab World at Abu DhabiFilm Festival, where it had its world premiere
- Excuse My French (2014):
the film had its world premiere at the opening gala of the 2nd LuxorEgyptian and European Film Festival
- From A to B (2014):
the film received its world premiere at the 8th Abu Dhabi Film Festival
Hefzy has also produced 'Rayheen ala Feen?', the first reality TV program of its kind in Egypt. The first two seasons of the show aired on Alhurra TV news channel.
Film Clinic has been producing Independent films since 2006, while nurturing and supporting Arab filmmakers and up-and-coming talent. After a decade of success, Film Clinic decided to expand to a new distribution arm, Film Clinic Indie Film Distribution, a distribution company dedicated to promote both Arab and International films in the MENA region and worldwide.