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ESPOIR / HEVI (Short film, France/Syria/Qatar, 2018)

As Associate Producer

(Directed by Mohammed Shaikhow)

• Produced with the support of the Doha Film Institute

• Premiered at the 2018 Carthage Film Festival  (International Competition)


The Legend of Ruby Pasha (Short, Canada/Lebanon/Pakistan, 2016)

As Writer, Director, Producer

• Premiered at the 2017 Tampere Film Festival (International Competition)

• Co-produced with DB Productions Lebanon

• Produced with the support of the Quebec Council of Arts & Culture (CALQ)


Abu Rami  (2012, Short film, Lebanon/UAE/Canada)

As Writer/Director/Co-Producer

• Co-produced by Sara Abu Zahra in assoc. with Déjà Vu Productions UAE

*+50 international festival screenings + BBC Arabic TV.

Beirut My Heart  (2010, Short film, Lebanon)

As Writer, Director, Producer

• Premiered at the 2011 Beirut International Film Festival

• +20 international festival screenings + TNT (Turkish National Television).


GIRAFFADA (Feature film, France/Palestine, 2013)

BLESSED BENEFIT (Feature film, Germany/Jordan, 2015)

SEA SHADOW (Feature film, UAE, 2011, as Asst. Script Supervisor)




• Selected for 2016 Canadian Film Centre Writer’s Lab through National Film Board of Canada, for “The Season is Turquoise” 

• Recipient of Bell Media’s Harold Greenberg Fund 2016, for “The Season is Turquoise”

• Canada Arts Council, Feature Film Script Development Grant (2013), for “Beirut Solo”

• Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2013 SANAD development grant for feature script “Beirut Solo”

• Dubai Film Connection Co Production Market 2012 — Awarded the Film Clinic script prize for “Beirut Solo”

• Script Residency: EuroMed & Fondation Liban Cinema, Script Atelier, Selected Participant for “Beirut Solo”, 2012–2013, Lebanon

• Script Residency: Torino Film Lab/Interchange 2011, Italy/UAE, for “Beirut Solo”

• BERLINALE Talents Program 2014 / Selected Filmmaker (Feb 2014)

• Doc Lab: Greenhouse–Middle East Now Doc Lab (2014), Selected Project, for documentary in development project “Syrian Artists in Exile”, Florence, Italy

• Filmmaker Residency:  Cité Internationale Des Arts, Paris, France (Feb to June 2013)

• Goethe Institute LABeirut 16mm + 8mm lab, Selected Participant, Beirut, Lebanon (Jan 2012


The Season Is Turquoise

As Writer/Director

(Feature Film – In Development)

Producer: Ziad Touma, Couzin Films, Montreal

• Bell Media Harold Greenberg Fund (2016)

• Canadian Film Centre Screenwriter’s Lab (2016)


Beirut Solo

As Writer/Director

(Feature Film – In Development)

Producer: Ziad Touma, Couzin Films, Montreal

• Canada Arts Council Script Development Grant 2013

• Film Clinic Prize, at 2012 Dubai International Film Festival

• Feature Film Script Re-writing Atelier, Fondation Liban Cinema 2013 / Selected Project

• Dubai Film Connection 2012 / Selected Project

• TorinoFilmLab Interchange 2011 / Selected Project

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