Hala Galal

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Film Director, Script Writer, Producer

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Diploma, Film Directing, The Higher Institute of Cinema, Cairo, 1996

BSc, Film Directing, The Higher Institute of Cinema, Cairo, 1994

BA, Mass Media, Cairo University ,1988


Film directing

Film production

Film scripting






Work history: 

Principal Director, Egyptian Television Thematic Channels

Co-founder and Executive Director, SEMAT Production & Distribution (www.sematcairo.com)

Consultant and Production Advisor, IRIX, International Project producing documentary films in the Arab Region

Consultant, Amman Net Radio 92.4 FM

Project Director, Caravan of the Euro-Arab Cinema (www.cinemacaravan.com), EU-funded project

Honorary office and memberships: 

Boardmember, Egyptian Documentary Filmmakers Association and in the Cinema Committee in the Egyptian National Higher Council of Culture

Sat on several judging committees including the Ismailia International Festival for Documentary and Short films (2004 & 2008), and the International Festival of Audiovisual Program, FIPA, Biarritz, France (2007)

Particiapted as a guest speaker and lecturer in several conferences including: The 58th Berlin International Film Festival (February 2008); Filmmaking Workshop, organized by Al Rewak Organization, Bahrain (2008); The First Regional Conference of the Euromed Audiovisual II Programme, Berlin, Germany (February 2007)

Productions and works: 

Directed many films including:

"Closed Circle", Short Narrative, produced by Egyptian Television Thematic Channels, 2008;

"Egyptian Woman in the Parliament", documentary, produced by the National Council of women. 2008;

"Mediterranean Women: Making Life Choices, documentary about the Role of Women in Economic Life", produced by SEMAT in collaboration with the British Council in Egypt. 2008

Wrote (and directed) many films including:

"People's Affairs", documentary, produced by The German Technical Cooperation (Networking for Women's Rights Organizations in Egypt) 2006;

"Women Chit-Chat", documentary, produced by Misr International Films-Youssef Chahine & Co. with The European Union, 2005; and Der El Barsha, documentary, produced by Hala Galal, 2004

Produced many films, including:

"Colors of Love", directed by Ahmad Ghanem; The Door, directed by Abdel Fattah Kamal; and Beirut Take-1, directed by Ahmad Rashwan.

Wrote several articles on cinema and women such as in "El Hayaht Newspaper" and "The Seventh Art Magazine".



Silver award for best documentary, 4th Arab Film Festival, Rotterdam 2005