Critique et historien du cinéma. Samir FARID est né en 1943 au Caire (Egypte). Il était le président du jury Muhr Emirati 2010 (Festival de Dubai). Il est le Président du Festival de Cinéma du Caire (CIFF), 2014.
Critic and film historian Samir Farid (born Cairo, 1943) has been film critic for Cairo newspaper ?Al Gomhoreya' since 1965. He was co-founder of the National Festival of Short and Documentary Film in 1970 and the National Festival of Feature Films in 1971 and has been a FIPRESCI member since 1971. He was Cairo correspondent for "Variety" magazine during the 1980s.
He is the President of Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), 2014.