Award-winning filmmaker Marwan Hamed delivered a MasterClass on November 3rd at the Saudi Art Council. The first in our forthcoming series of masterclasses, the acclaimed director will take you through the art of storytelling, raising finance, creating successful Arab films, and his rich experience in the field of filmmaking.

November 3rd, 2019

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

at Saudi Art Council, Jeddah


Marwan Hamed is an Egyptian director and producer with a career spanning more than 20 years. His directorial debut the short film LILLY (2001) based on a short story by the novelist Youssef Idris earned him wide critical acclaim. In 2006, Marwan directed his first feature film THE YACOUBIAN BULDING (OMARET YACOUBIAN) (2006) which garnered many awards, followed by THE BLUE ELEPHANT (2014) and its sequel in 2019 which is considered as one of the highest-grossing films in the history of Egyptian cinema.