Yafa Gowaily


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10 years of experience in TV and Film industry as a director/producer in various TV channels and production companies in Egypt, Europe and UAE. Holding an Art degree from Alexandria University and formal training diplomas in Filmmaking and TV production. (for samples and showreel please visit yafa.me)

"...Yafa Guiwily recently received a degree in fine arts. Despite her young age, she has already made four independent films: “They have Tongues,” “Imaginary Puppets,” “Salsa,” and “Leaving is not the same.” Yafa is an active member of many NGOs and clubs that engage
in charity and social work. She works on art projects with less privileged children, development projects with street children, and human rights projects."
-International Museum of Women 2007


• Director/ Producer at ERA Studios (DMC, 2012)
• OB Director at Alsayegh Media 2011
• Producer at Signature production 2010
• Producer, Al Dafrah Channel 2009/2010
• Director/Producer in various corporate videos in UAE (Siemens, Nestle and more) 2008-2010
• Segment producer, LANA web TV (Al Ain, UAE) 2009
• Segment producer, Seen TV (Arab Media Group, Dubai) 2008
• Producer and Presenter for children weekly morning show on OTV Egypt
• Assistant Director in OSTOGHOMAYA (Hide and seek-Egypt 2007) a feature film directed by Emad El Bahat.
• Post Production supervisor, Warsha Media Production (Egypt)
• Berlinale Talent Campus Expert. Berlin, Germany 2007
• Independent Filmmaking Instructor, ISMAELLYA International Film Festival. ISMAELLYA, Egypt 2006

-It has a tongue (2004)
-The Puppet: imaginary (2005)
-Salsa (2005)
-Living is not the same (2006)
-Point on the map (2006)
-My name on the map! (2006)
-Umm Gamal, a short documentary for Al Jazeera 2006
-Rahma, a short documentary for Al Jazeera 2007
-Taqah , a short documentary for Al Jazeera 2006
-Siemens Airport commercials Dubai 2008

Art Specialist / Tutor

1997-2006 Actor Formularizing (Minia Jesuits)
Animation film creation (Minia Jesuits)
Painting (young women's forum-New Woman’s Research Center)
Drama for children SAKIA culture centre -Zamalik
Modern dance 1997(Mirror troupe),2003 (Karima Mansour),Goethe institute 2003
Shadow puppets (design & Drama) 1996
Punch & Judy theatre ( WARSHA Troupe)

Drums percussion ( Gamal Mesed)
Voice & masking ( Amman international festival)
Make-up (bibliotheca Alexandrina-Elisa )
Art Projects Management(Goethe Alexandria)
Story Telling (bibliotheca alexandrina-Vania Kazazian)
SEMAT Independent cinema scholarship 2002
"American theater " Dr Mahmud Abu Doma 2002
"liberty concept " Dr Ahmed Osman 2002
Swiss Arab video workshop ( Pro Helvetia) 2004
Attended International festivals like : Jordan festival (Amman international festival) 2004/2005 + Berlin film festival (Berlinale talent campus) 2007

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  1. Islam el Azzazi