Annemarie Jacir has written, directed and produced over sixteen films. Her three feature films were selected as Palestine’s entry for the Oscars. With a commitment to teaching, training and hiring locally, Annemarie also curates, actively promoting independent cinema in the region. Founder of Philistine Films, a production house with offices in Palestine and Jordan, she collaborates regularly with fellow filmmakers. She teaches screenwriting and works as a freelance editor as well as consultant.Her most recent film Wajib (2017) premiered in Competition in Locarno and won 34 awards. She is the cofounder of Dar Yusuf Jacir for Art and Research in Bethlehem.