Mohammad Shawky Hassan is an Egyptian filmmaker and video artist who has been living and working in Berlin since January 2019. His last film, And on a Different Note, which was partially edited at MacDowell during a residency in 2013, premiered at the Berlinale - Forum Expanded, and was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York as part of its permanent collection. His last film, Shall I Compare You to a Summer's Day? (2022) also premiered in the Berlinale Forum.
He is currently a visiting lecturer at Humboldt University's Center for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies.
During his 2017 residency, he completed the first draft of his first feature-length project Lose Weight Now, Ask me How. In 2022 he worked on the development and research of his upcoming film project Watch Before Deletion, which is part of his long-term artistic research project exploring forms, aesthetics, and languages of popular cultural artifacts that have contributed to the shaping of common frameworks of memory for Arabic-speaking queer communities over the past four decades.