George Khleifi was born in Nazareth in 1947. He studied cinema at the Higher Institute of Episodic Arts in Brussels, Belgium. He wrote and directed a number of TV series and dramas, documentaries and produced many feature films, especially those directed by Michael Khleifi. He taught in several educational institutions, including Al-Quds University, the Hebrew University, Sam Spiegel School and Dar Al-Kalima College. He has published many writings on Palestinian cinema in particular.