It is 1989... Amine Bouhafa is 3 years old and starts playing piano.
He is 12 years old and graduated from the National Conservatory of Music of Tunis. He begins a particularly early career as a pianist-arranger.
He is 15 years old and composes his first score for a short film. He is 15 years old and Cinema is a passion that will never leave him. He multiplies experiences in series and feature films.
Holder of a scholarship, he moved to Paris. The opportunity was too good: in addition to his brilliant engineering studies, he studied harmony and counterpoint at the Conservatoire de Musique de Paris.
Balancing on a double culture that he claims, Amine Bouhafa develops a very personal style not only playing with the clichés of orientalism. The quality of his writing and the originality of his style led him to be chosen by the producer Sylvie Pialat and the Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako to compose the score of Timbuktu. The film will be rewarded by 7 César, including that of the Best Original Music. In the same year, Amine Bouhafa was awarded Grand Prix France Musique-Sacem 2015 and commissioned to create a concert piece " Tolérances & Interdits ", in homage to the victims of the attacks, which will be performed in 2016 by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.
With her career thus launched, Amine Bouhafa multiplies the projects likely to excite her artistic curiosity. In 2017, he composed the score of La Belle Et La Meute by Kaouther Ben Hania, which was screened in official selection (Un Certain Regard) at the Cannes Film Festival where he won the Best Sound Creation Award. He will then sign many scores for films such as Looking For Oum Kulthum by Shirin Neshat produced by Razor Films and screened in official selection at the 74th Venice Film Festival, Amin by Philippe Faucon (Directors' Fortnight - Cannes Film Festival 2018), The Miracle Of The Unknown by Alaa Eddine Aljem (Semaine de la Critique - Cannes Film Festival 2019), Place Des Victoires by Yoann Guillouzouic and many others ...
More recently, we owe him inspired scores for You Will Die At Twenty by Amjad Abu Alala (Golden Lion of the first film - Mostra 2019 / Best Music Award at the Odessa International Film Festival 2020 ), A Son by Mehdi Barsaoui awarded the Best Actor Prize (Orizzonti selection - Mostra 2019), Gagarine by Fanny Liatard & Jérémy Trouilh (Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival 2020 - Best Original Music at the Rome Film Festival 2020 and at the Bordeaux International Independent Film Festival (FIFIB), The Man Who Sold His Skin by Kaouther Ben Hania awarded the Best Actor Prize (Orizzonti selection - Mostra 2020) and Star for the Best Arab Narrative Film at the El Gouna Film Festival 2020.
This peers recognition and the critical success that accompanies it, does not deter him from other "playgrounds" such as series, whether they are fictions ( Secrets Of Nil for Netflix, Kindom Of Fire by Peter Webber), documentaries such as Histoires d'une Nation for France 2, or animation as The Adventures Of Paddington for Studio Canal.
Inspired composer, passionate worker, multi-instrumentalist, Amine Bouhafa travels in cinematographic and musical genres, from classical to world music, from independent films to mainstream films, with a talent that, without ever submitting, puts itself at the loving service of image.