Hafez edited 'The Blue Elephant 2', which today is reportedly the highest-grossing film in the history of Egyptian cinema with revenues surpassing USD 6.6m.
BWR, an independent organisation that nurtures MENA talent, has announced Egyptian film Editor Ahmed Hafez as Editor of the Year for 2019 in its report. The announcement follows Hafez’s win in 2019 for editing The Blue Elephant: Dark Whispers from the Annual Film Society Festival for Egyptian Cinema and the Egyptian Association of Film Writers and Critics.
Hafez edited The Blue Elephant 2, which won the Best Editing Award at the 46th Film Society Festival For Egyptian Cinema and the Egyptian Association of Film Writers and Critics. The Blue Elephant 2 is reportedly the highest-grossing film in the history of Egyptian cinema with revenues surpassing USD 6.6m.
Among Hafez’s internationally successful works is Clash, which opened the Un Certain Regard section at the 69th Cannes Film Festival, and won three ‘Best Editing’ awards at the Carthage Film Festival, Cairo Film Society Festival, and the Egyptian National Film Festival. He also worked on the Jordanian-Turkish film The Guest: Aleppo-Istanbul, for which he won the Best Editing award for at the International Bosphorus Film Festival in Istanbul, in addition to four Best Editing awards for The Originals.
Now available on Shahid.net as the first original Egyptian production on the platform, Hafez edited Fi Kol Osbu’ Yowm Goma’a (In Every Week Has a Friday). Hafez is currently editing Egyptian director Amr Salama’s TV series Paranormal, based on the best-selling Arabic horror books by late author Ahmed Khaled Tawfik. Paranormal marks Netflix’s first-ever original Egyptian series. He is also editing director Ahmad Alaa Aldeeb’s new film Al Aref: Awdat Younis, starring Ahmed Ezz.