Film Clinic was founded in 2005 by renowned Producer and Screenwriter Mohamed Hefzy.
Film Clinic is now considered as 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 deep 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 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. In 2013, Screen
International named him as the only Arab among 30 future leaders in film production. In 2016, he
was chosen by Variety on top of a list of “Ten names you need to know in the Arab Film Industry”.
In 2018 he was presented by the Hollywood Reporter with the Arab Cinema Center Arab Cinema
Personality of the Year” award. In June 2019 he was invited as a member of the Academy Of Motions
Pictures Arts And Sciences in the “Producers” branch.
Mohamed’s films have participated widely in major film festivals, including Cannes, Venice, Berlin,
Sundance, Toronto, and Locarno, among many others, and have won more than 80 international awards.
In 2016, one of his productions (Clash) was chosen as the opening film of the Un Certain Regard
section of Cannes International Film Festival. In 2018, he would return to Cannes as a co-producer
of Yomeddine, this time in the official competition. In 2020, his latest film “Luxor” competed at
the World Dramatic Competition at Sundance Film Festival.
Aside from his work as a writer and producer, Hefzy is a film activist and his company, Film
Clinic, has been a hub for independent filmmakers in Egypt and the Arab World, offering workshops
and training programs conducted in cooperation with international organizations and institutes.
Hefzy has served as a jury member previously at the Venice International Film Festival (2018) Abu
Dhabi International Film Festival (2011), Cairo International Film Festival (2010), as well as
several other local and Arab festivals. He is a former director of the Ismailia International Film
Festival for Documentaries and Shorts, and was on the advisory board of Cairo International Film
Festival from 2015 to 2017. 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 Cairo International Film Festival, making him the youngest president in the
In 2019, Hefzy was invited as a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in the
"producers" branch but he still runs the Cairo International Film Festival. Later that year, he was
also chosen on the list of Variety’s 500 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.
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.