Hafiz studied in the USA, at the Calafornia Institute of the Arts, and Chapman University (MFA in Film and TV Directing) and has worked at Universal Studios in Los Angeles and for Quatar TV. 

He has contributed to the Quatari Film Forum and the Fiction Film Festival, part of the Doha Cultural Festival 2007. He has also served as a jury member for the Al Jazeera 3rd Documentary Film Festival 2007. His films include The Oryx Returns. 2007 (winner of the Best Documentary award and Best Director award at the Arab Radio and TV 2007 in Tunis) and Cab Driver, 2005, screened at festivals internationally. 

Most recently, he directed Garangao, 2008, for Al Jazeera's childrens channel. 

Hafiz lives and works in Doha.