Amir Ramses, EgyptMore
Amjad Abo Al Ala, SudanMore
Fareed Ramadan, BahrainMore
Hanna Atallah, PalestineMore
Jana Wehbe, LebanonMore
Muzna Almusafer, OmanMore
Nujoom Alghanem, UAEMore
Habib Attia, TunisMore
Talal Al-Muhanna, KuwaitMore
Amir Ramses, Egypt
Egyptian film director , born in 1979 , studied filmmaking at the higher institute of cinema , academy of arts Egypt in 2000 , worked as assistant director for 5 years with the Egyptian internationally acclaimed director Youssef Chahine in “silence we are shooting “ , “11 09 01” and “Alexandria Newyork” ..
He directed many short films , documentaries and features , wrote one novel “song of songs” published in 2010 .. worked for 2 years as artistic director for cinemobile film festival Egypt and was chosen as jury member in many national and international film festivals such as : Jury president for Youssef Chahine film festival 2012 , jury president for the second edition of Alexandria short film festival 2016 , jury member in Luxor African film festival 2014 and Tripoli international film festival 2016 , his films won many national and international awards and were selected for many festivals
Amjad Abo Al Ala, Sudan
Amjad is a Sudanese filmmaker, born, bred and currently residing in the UAE. He studied media at the Emirates University and worked as a films and documentaries director with various media institutions. As an independent producer and director, he works with various Arab and Western channels. Amjad specializes in series and documentaries. He is also an avid actor and script writer in drama shows in the Gulf region. He accumulated many short Arab and Sudanese films that were shown at different Arab and international film festivals, where he received awards and certificates. His most prominent films include “Tina” featuring actress Farah Bsaiso, “Coffee and Oranges”, “Birds Feathers” featuring Sudanese actress Faiza Amasaib and “Studio” featuring Sudanese actor Al Rasheed Ahmed Eisa. In 2012, Amjad notably received the Best Arabic Theater Script award from the Arab Authority for Theater for “Apple Pies”. He Produced a Film Narrative Lab with DFI that made 5 short films, and now he work as Head of Programming Committee on Sudan Independent Film Festival Jan 2016.
Fareed Ramadan, Bahrain
Fareed Ramadan is Co-founder and CEO of Nooran Pictures. He is a Bahraini author, screenwriter and producer. He wrote and published short stories, plays and novels. He wrote the most important Bahraini feature films; “Visitor” 2004, “a Bahraini teal” 2006, and “The Sleeping Tree” 2014. He wrote lots of short films scripts for directors from Iraq, UAE and Bahrain in additions to his drama programs for audio and TV documentaries. He won several prizes for most of his creations in all aspects, some of his short films and feature films have even won international prizes.
Hanna Atallah, Palestine
Hanna Atallah, born in Jerusalem, carried a B.A. Degree in Cinema Studies (Director section) from Academy of Art / High Cinema Institute- Egypt.
Hanna is a filmmaker, producer and cultural art manager who worked in different countries. His experience covers filmmaking projects (Fiction and Documentary). Hanna was the initiator, producer and manager of the Palestinian Memory Documentation Project in Talbiyeh refugee camp in Jordan and he is the founder and Artistic Director of the FilmLab: Palestine, which is focusing on a productive, dynamic film industry in Palestine, to boost Palestinian film production and cinema culture.
Jana Wehbe, Lebanon
Jana Wehbe studied filmmaking at IESAV and oriental modern singing at the Lebanese National High Music Conservatory. Her name got connected to renowned directors and production companies in Lebanon and the region in the production of fictions, documentaries, TVCs & music videos.
In her filmography : “This little father obsession” , “Revoltango”, “heaven scent”, “Lebanese rocket society” and others.
In 2011, she joined temporarily the team of the Doha Film Ins?tute for their annual fes?vals.
Jana is currently producing several film projects.
Muzna Almusafer, Oman
Born in Muscat, Oman. Her admiration to images started in an early age through her father, who is a painter and a photographer.
She graduated from Kuwait University majoring in mass communication with minor of political science and studied courses in Swedish cinema and Television culture in Stockholm University in 2011. Her first film “Niqab” winner of student competition short in Gulf Film Festival in 2010, Dubai.
Her second Short “Cholo” 2013 is Winner of Best Script at Abu Dhabi Film Festival and was premiered in Dubai Film Festival 2013, screened in Smithsonian Institute in National museum of African Arts in Washington D.C, Eye Film Museum in Amsterdam, Institute de Monde Arabe in Paris, TV5 Monde and Voice of America Persia.
PASHK and The Goats of Dana two creative documentaries that Almusafer participated in 2015 with a collaboration of C:NTACT youth institute for Art and culture in Denmark and Ma3mal 612 in Jordan, both were screened in DOX Film festival in Copenhagen & KIFAK in Tunisia, and Women Deliver world conference.
Almusafer participated recently with her project Clouds at Robert Bosch foundation in Amman project market 2016. Almusafer was a jury member of documentary section in Saudi film festival in Dammam, and jury member of short film competition in Sultan Qaboos High centre for culture and arts.
Nujoom Alghanem, UAE
Nujoom Alghanem is an Emirati poet, scriptwriter, producer and award-winning filmmaker. She has an undergraduate degree from Ohio University in the US and an MA in Film Production from Griffith University in Australia. She has produced more than 10 films including short fictions and documentaries, as well as six feature documentaries. In addition to producing her own films, she currently works as a film, media and cultural consultant to educational and professional institutes and organisations in the UAE. Alghanem’s filmography includes: SOUNDS OF THE SEA (2015), NEARBY SKY (2014), THE YOUNG FIGHTER (2014), AMAL (2011) and HAMAMA (2011).
Habib Attia, Tunis
Cinema and TV producer, Habib ATTIA, is currently managing director of CINETELEFILMS, one of the leading production companies in Tunisia and the region, founded in 1983. His latest ventures as main producer include several creative documentaries and feature films, like Kaouther Ben Hania’s ‘Zaineb Hates the Snow’ (2016), which premièred in Locarno and won Golden Tanit in Carthage Film Festival, Best documentary in Cinemed Montpellier and was selected in Idfa, Dubai…‘Challat of Tunis’ (2014), which opened the Acid Programme at the Festival de Cannes, won the Best First Film award at Namur, Best Director and Best Film at Beirut, and was selected for Dubai, San Sebastian and Busan; Fares Naanaa’s ‘Borders of Heaven’ (2015), which won the Best Actor Award in Dubai and Best Actress and best first film in ARFT Film Festival Tunis, Rashid Masharawi’s ‘Palestine Stereo’ (2013), which appeared at TIFF, Dubai and Chicago; Hinde Boujemaa’s ‘It Was Better Tomorrow’ (2012), which premiered in official selection at Venise IFF, won the Best Arabic Director award at Dubai, was named Best Documentary in Douze Doc Days, and screened in Stockholm and Namur; and Mourad Ben Cheikh’s ‘No More Fear’ (2011), which appeared in the official selection at Cannes, Busan, Taormina, Sheffield and Dubai, among others.
Talal Al-Muhanna, Kuwait
Talal Al-Muhanna produces documentary and fiction films internationally with a special emphasis on producing projects by Arab filmmakers and films highlighting arts and culture. His films have won awards and have been screened at numerous festivals internationally in Asia, Africa, Europe and the USA. In addition to producing films, Talal Al-Muhanna supports the distribution and exhibition of short films from Kuwait internationally. He holds a BA and MA degree in “Film Production” from Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK and a “Certificate in Fundraising” from New York University.