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Guests

Gilles Porte

Gilles Porte is a French director of photography and a film director.

Sylvia Bednarz

She is working at Sheffield Doc/Fest as the Director of Partnerships & Development.

Bero Beyer

Bero Beyer is the general and artistic director of the International Film Festival Rotterdam since 2015.

Sohail Dahdal

Sohail, an Australian of Palestinian heritage, is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and multimedia artist.

Emily Dische-Becker

She is a freelance writer, investigative researcher, and filmmaker who lives in Berlin and Beirut.

Charlotte Giese

She holds a position as Special Consultant at the Danish Film Institute (DFI).

Finn Gjerdrum

Finn, Norwegian producer and founder of Paradox A/S together with director Erik Poppe.

Mats Grorud

He has his own production company, Nubbsjangs Productions, making his own films, as well as commissioned work for others.

Maike Mia Höhne

She is a filmmaker, curator and has curated Berlinale Shorts, the short film section of the Berlin International Film Festival.

Delphine Leccas

Co-founder of the organization AIN and curator of multidisciplinary events on contemporary art focusing on artists from the Arab world.

Meriem Mesraoua

Mesraoua now works in the Grants division at the Doha Film Institute.

Christian Mouroux

He is a producer, filmmaker, curator and festival director of the LatinArab Co-Production Forum since 2016.

Irit Neidhardt

She is running mec film, since the mid-1990s she has been curating film programs related to Arab cinema or external views on the Arab world.

Dr Anandi Ramamurthy

She is currently Co-Investigator on an Arts and Humanities Research Council Project, Creative Interruptions, in which she is exploring Palestinian Cinema.

Kiva Reardon

She is a programmer at the Toronto International Film Festival and Miami Film Festival, and the founding editor of cléo, a journal of film and feminism.

Marion Schmidt

She is the Events & Award Manager of DOX BOX e.V.,the project manager of the Documentary Convention, and one of the co-founders of the association.

Alison Sterling

She is an ACE producer, sits on the Board of Encounters Short Film Festival, and is one of the organisers of the Bristol Palestine Film Festival.

Johanne Svendsen Rognlien

She has worked with marketing and communication at Films from the Arab Film Days an is the program director for Arab Film Days in Oslo.

HRH Princess Rym Ali

She is a member of the Royal Film Commission - Jordan since July 2005 and the founder of the Jordan Media Institute.

Suhad Babaa

She is the Executive Director at Just Vision, an organization dedicated to increasing the power and reach of Palestinian and Israeli grassroots ...

Irène Challand

She joined the SSR-SRG, the Swiss public television and radio directorate in 2018.

Frédéric Cornet

He is part of the coordination and programming team of Palestine with Love festival.

Senka Domanović

Senka Domanović is film director. She works and lives in Belgrade, Serbia. Occupied Cinema is her debut feature film.

Joseph Fahim

He is the Arab delegate of Karlovy Vary Film Festival, the curator of the 2018 Safar Film Fest in London, and consultant for various film festivals around the globe.

Melanie Goodfellow

She works for the film trade magazine Screen International covering France and the Middle East and collaborates of film festivals around the world.

Noémi Kahn

Noémi Kahn is the Assistant director of the Network of Arab Alternative Screens (NAAS).

Prami Larsen

Since 1995 he has been the manager of Film Workshop / Copenhagen.

Rula Salameh

She is the Education and Outreach Director in Palestine at Just Vision.

Frode Søbstad

He works closely with a select group of directors and screenwriters, engaging in talent development and long-term relations.

Cat Villiers

Film producer Cat Villiers and her company Autonomous have produced, executive produced and co-produced many films around the world.

Rojeh Khleif

He is a Palestinian film producer and cultural project manager based between Haifa and Berlin.

Narjiss Nejjar

She is a Moroccan filmmaker and a screenwriter.

Holly Elissa

A multipotentialite, she is an interdisciplinary artist, expeditionist and NGO founder.

Maya Abu-Alhayyat

She is a Palestinian novelist, poet and children’s book writer.

Yazid Anani

Yazid Anani is the director of the Public Program at the A M Qattan Foundation.

Rana Barakat

Rana Barakat is assistant professor of history and contemporary Arab studies at Birzeit University in Palestine.

Joyce Grech

She worked as a media presenter, producer and is a Founding member of the Malta Film Foundation.

Nahed Habiballah

Dr. Nahed Habiballah is a professor at the Graduate College at the Arab American University in Palestine.

Laura Hawa

Laura is a film producer, with over 15 years of experience in film production.

Kassem Hawal

He started his artistic career early in his life, practicing professional theatre and establishing a theatrical group called (Al NOUR) in his home town Al Basra.

Emily Jacir

She is the Founding Director of Dar Yusuf Nasri Jacir for Art and Research and is currently curating the Young Artist of the Year Award 2018 at the A.M.Qattan Foundation.

Ihab Jadallah

As a Palestinian producer, he founded his company Aanat Film.

Nehad Khader

She is a filmmaker, curator, editor, and writer whose work in film informs her work as a historian and vice versa.

Rama Mari

She earned a BFA in Cinematography at the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco, and has been working in the film and audiovisual field since 2001.

Enas l. al-Muthaffar

For nearly 20 years, she worked on more than 25 Palestinian and international film productions, including two Oscar-nominated feature films.

Mahasen Nasser-Eldin

Jerusalem-born filmmaker she tells stories of resistance and resilience.

Rula Shahwan

She wrote several articles about the importance of the visual archive as a Palestinian collective memory.

Ahmed Shawky

Egyptian film critic, programmer and script supervisor.

Salim Tamari

Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Palestine Studies, Editor for the Jerusalem Quarterly, Shawwaf Professor, Harvard University.

Elizabeth Kassis

She entered the world of cinema in 2015, being co-executive producer of the film Artax.

Claudia Perez

She is a Chilean producer.

Layane Chawaf

She became a member of the Institut du monde arabe in Paris in 1992. Since 2013, she is responsable for its cinema activities, and the delegate general of the Festival des cinémas arabes.

Layane Chawaf

Since 2013, she is responsable for its cinema activities, and the delegate general of the Festival des cinémas arabes.

Annemarie Jacir

Annemarie Jacir has written, directed and produced over sixteen films. Her three feature films were selected as Palestine’s entry for the Oscars.