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PFM Talk | The Economy of Palestinian Film Industry

Friday 04.10 11:00
City: 
Ramallah
Venue: 
A.M. Qattan Foundation
Instructor: 
Hadeel Hussein
Ahmad Junaid Sorosh-Wali
Iyad Joudeh
Ossama Bawardi
Hani E. Kort
Lina Bokhary
Samir Hulileh

I. 11:00 - 11:30 Presentation of Sulotions study findings: The Economy of Palestinian Film Industry
With Hadeel Hussein (Economic Development and Management Consulting Manager at Solutions.)

II. 11:30 - 11:45 Strengthening the Palestinian Film Industry; UNESCO project proposal.
With Junaid Sorosh-Wali (Officer-in-Charge, Head of Office, at UNESCO National Office for Palestine)

III. 12:00 - 13:30 PFM Panel | The Economy of Palestinian Film Industry Investors & Filmmakers talk.
With Samir Hulileh (Chief Executive Officer of Palestine Development and Investment Ltd.), Lina Bokhary (Head of the Cultural Ministry's Cinema Department), Hani E. Kort (Film producer),Ossama Bawardi (Film producer). Moderated by Iyad Joudeh (founder and managing director of Solutions for Development).

Masterclass

Hadeel Hussein

Hadeel Hussein is an Economic Development and Management Consulting Manager at Solutions for Development Consulting. She is involved in different sectors such as business, education, and arts, and has demonstrated history of working in several fields and industries. Her main focus was on project management, corporate social responsibility management, strategic planning, implementation, fundraising, as well as designing. In addition to a BA in Public Administration from Birzeit University, Hadeel holds three master’s degrees: In International Management from the University of Bologna, International Business from ICN Business School, and an MBA from East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST).

Ahmad Junaid Sorosh-Wali

Ahmad Junaid Sorosh-Wali is Officer-in-Charge and Head of Office at the UNESCO National Office for Palestine, where he was the Head of Culture Unit since 2013. In 2005, he was appointed as Focal Point for Western, Nordic, Baltic and South-East Mediterranean Europe at World Heritage Centre before joining UNESCO Ramallah Office. Ahmad holds a master’s degree in Architecture (DPLG) and another in Heritage Conservation and Management in the Middle East and Maghreb.

Iyad Joudeh

Iyad Joudeh is a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow and holds a postgraduate diploma in Strategic Management from Boston University and a B.A in Economics from Birzeit University. He is the Founder and Managing Director of Solutions for Development- Solution. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of PalTrade, the National Trade Promotion Organization. He was also the Marketing Director of Bethlehem 2000, the General Manager of Development Resource Centre (DRC) and the General Director of the Economic . 

Ossama Bawardi

Ossama Bawardi works in Palestine and Jordan in both documentary and fiction. Credits include Salt of this Sea, Paradise Now. He produced Annemarie Jacir’s When I Saw You (one of the first films entirely financed by Palestinians) and Horizon, In Overtime, Mare Nostrum, and Wajib, winner of thirty-six awards including Best Film in Mar Del Plata, Dubai, Amiens, Washington DC & Kerala. He line produced Amin Matalqa's The Rendezvous, Mai Masri's 3,000 Nights, Barbara Eder's Thank you for Bombing, Anas Khalaf and Rana Kazkaz’s The Translator, and has three films in post-production. Bawardi is CEO of Philistine Films, a member of the EAVE Producer’s Network and Asia Pacific Screen Academy.  

Hani E. Kort

Hani Kort holds a BA in Civil Engineering & Architecture and a Masters in Management from the USA. He’s currently the elected Chairman of the Palestinian Shipper’s Council and member of the  Palestinian Private Sector Coordination Council. Mr. Kort is the founder and Managing Director of DARB Ltd. Group of Companies specializing in the supply of engineering equipment that serves the water and sanitation infrastructure in both Palestine and Jordan.In 2000 he established with filmmaker Najwa Najjar Ustura Films Ltd. with the intention to produce films to change stereotypes and offer different narratives.Kort has produced two fiction films by Najjar “Pomegranates and Myrrh (2009)” and “Eyes of a Thief (2014)”. Currently, in post-production on the third feature film “Between Heaven and Earth.”

Lina Bokhary

Lina Bokhary is the Head of the Cinema Department at the Palestinian Ministry of Culture since 2015. She manages and supports ongoing programs to develop and create a platform for a film industry in Palestine. As the director of the Cinema Department she seeks to revive the film culture in the Palestinian community through working with cooperating partners and the private sector. 

Samir Hulileh

Samir Hulileh born in Kuwait in 1957, is considered one of Palestine's leading business people and is the Ex-Chief Executive Officer of Palestine Development and Investment Ltd. (PADICO). He represents PADICO HOLDING on several boards of subsidiary companies, including Palestine Telecommunications Group (PALTEL), Palestine Securities Exchange (PSE), Palestine Real Estate Investment Company (PRICO), and Palestine Mortgage and Housing Corporation (PMHC). He is also Chairman of Jericho Gate Real Estate Investment.