Hala Galal is a film director, script writer and producer. She is one of the pioneers in supporting independent filmmaking in Egypt.
She has directed more than 18 films and produced more than 15. Her long documentary Women ChitChat won the Silver Prize at the Arab Rotterdam Film Festival in 2006. Hala has participated in several local and international film festivals in recent years, and has been a guest speaker and lecturer in many festivals, conferences and workshops.
In addition to working on her personal projects, she created SEMAT an organization for supporting independent cinema and young filmmakers in Egypt and the Arab World. SEMAT Production & Distribution, offers formation for young directors and producers. In a short time SEMAT became a hub for young directors by offering workshops, funding opportunities and human resources. Hala organises and teaches filmmaking and produced many films in SEMAT.
She is a member of jury in:
Berlin Film Festival, Cinema Fairbindet Award, 2012
FIPA Film Festival in France 2007.
Ismailia International Festival for Documentary and Short, Egypt, 2004-2008.
A member in the evaluating committee for the Dox Box Fund 2015.
A member in the evaluating committee for Screen Institute Beirut 2010, 2015.
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