Madih Belaid

Madih Belaïd (born 1 January 1974), is a Tunisian filmmaker. He is best known as the director of critically acclaimed television serials and feature films Naouret El Hawa, Al Akaber and Allo.[1]

Madih Belaïd
مديح بالعيد
Madih Belaïd

(1974-01-01) January 1, 1974 (age 48)
Alma materMaghrebian Institute of Cinema
Years active1996–present
Spouse(s)Rim Riahi

Personal lifeEdit

He was born on 1 January 1974 in Sousse, Tunisia. He is married to Tunisian actress Rim Riahi where the couple has three children.


He studied filmmaking at the Maghrebian Institute of Cinema in Tunis from 1994 to 1997. After various internships in audiovisual and directing, he became assistant director on several shoots in Tunisia and abroad and took part in scriptwriting workshops in France, Germany and Morocco.[1] In 1996, he wrote and directed first short films: Tout bouille rien ne bouge. The he directed his graduation film, Croix X in 2006 as the second short. With the success of the two shorts, he made his third short L'Ascenseur in 2007 and later Allô in 2008.[2]

In 2014, he received the prize for best production for the soap opera Naouret El Hawa at the Romdhane Awards awarded by Mosaïque FM.[3] In the same year, he was appointed as a jury member for the second edition of the Les Nuits du court métrage Tunisien festival in Paris.[4] In 2016, he won the award for Best Director for the soap opera Al Akaber at the Romdhane Awards.[5]


Year Film Role Genre Ref.
2003 L'île maudite Second assistant director TV Movie
2008 Allo Director Short film
2010 Augustine: The Decline of the Roman Empire Second assistant director TV Movie
2013 Njoum Ellil Director, actor: Police investigator TV Series
2015 Windmill Director TV Series
2016 Al Akaber Director TV Mini-Series
2017 El Khawa Director TV Series


  1. ^ a b "Madih Belaid: Director". cinematunisien. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Madih Belaid: Tunisia". africultures. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Romdhane Awards: the prize for best achievement goes to Naouret Lahwé". mosaiquefm. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Press release - Competition results". maisondelatunisie. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Romdhane Awards: the best director is Madih Belaïd". mosaiquefm. Retrieved 14 November 2020.

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