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Dr. Mohamed Ghazala

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​​​​​Mohamed Ghazala is assistant professor of animation and the chair of the Cinematic Arts School of Effat University/ Saudi Arabia, besides​ being the Vice President of the International Animated Film Association, ASIFA, and the founder of its first chapter in Africa and in the Arab world.

He served on a number of international Film & Animations festivals juries including: Stuttgart (Germany), Castelli Animati(Italy), SICAF (Korea) Animanima(Serbia), AnimaAfrik(Ghana), ReAnimania (Armenia), Animae Caribe (Trinidad & Tobago), AnimaBasauri (Spain), CICDAF (China) Chilemonos (Chile), Zanzibar Film Festival​. 

He has been working also as a visiting lecturer at several fine arts & film institutes such as: Jilin animation institute (China), Cologne's Academy of Media Arts (KHM- Germany), NAFTI (Ghana), Durban Art & Animation center (South Africa), Antioquia University (Colombia).

Ghazala directed and co-directed many awarded films, such as "Carnival" (2001), "Crazy Works" (2002), "HM HM" (2005),"Sayari Yetu" (2006), including the first Yemen's animated film "Salma" in 2006, and "Honyan's Shoe" (2009) which won the Animation Prize at The African Movie Academy Awards (The African Oscar AMAA) in Lagos/Nigeria 2010.

He gave a number of workshops on animation in different countries and acted as a film consultant for several international festivals. In 2011, he published his first book under the title "Animation in the Arab World" (Lambert AP. Germany). His second book with title "Animation in Africa" which published in Egypt 2013.

Ghazala mainly concentrates in making independent experimental animated films on his own or in the course of workshops (e.g. Greece, Tunisia, Capo Verde) or art residencies (e.g. UNESCO-ASCHBERG's to Colombia, UNESCO's Africa Animated to Kenya).

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