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Dr Hafed Boussaida

  • Ph.D. Film Directing, Producing, and Screenwriting, Academic of Performing ArtsFAMU, Film and TV School. 

  • Prague, Czechoslovakia (Suma Cum Laude)

  • B.A. Psychology - University of Tunis, Tunisia


With a Ph.D. from the famous Prague Film School, FAMU, and under the

guidance of Milan Kundera, Frank Daniel, Elmar Klos, and others, Hafed

produced, directed and wrote more than forty productions of different

genres: feature, documentaries, news, ads, corporate, audiovisual and

multi-screen programs.


In 1992, he joined the Minneapolis College Cinema Department to teach Film

and Video Production, Screenwriting and Financial Management. He developed

within the Cinema Department a new award-winning Screenwriting program. He

currently chairs the Screenwriting Program while developing his own

screenplays and continuing his cinema production.


Pursuing a long experience as a jury member at several international film

festivals, he currently acts as a script consultant and panel member to

local and national competitions, foundations and grant organizations. He

is also the President of the Minnesota Screenwriters Workshop and chairs

the Board of Directors of the Twin Cities Film Fest.


Hafed is a member of several international and national professional

associations such as IFP Minnesota (Independent Feature Projects), the

Minnesota Film and Television Board, The Pan-African Filmmakers

Association (Dakar, Carthage), the African Documentary Association (Cairo)

and CIDALC (International Committee for the Promotion of Arts and Letters

Through Film).

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