Ahmed Al Mulla, Saudi ArabiaMore
Amir Ramses, EgyptMore
Amjad Abu Al Ala, SudanMore
Fareed Ramadan, BahrainMore
Habib Attia, TunisMore
Hanna Atallah, PalestineMore
Iman Kamel, GermanyMore
Jana Wehbe, LebanonMore
Lamia Chraibi, MoroccoMore
Ahmed Al Mulla, Saudi Arabia
Ahmed Al Mulla (born Al-Ahsaa, Saudi Arabia 1961) is the Director of the Culture and Arts Association in Dammam and founder of Saudi Film Festival since it’s creation in 2014.
In addition, Al Mulla has published more than four volumes of poetry including ‘Thalla Yataqassaf’ (1995), ‘Khaleef Wa Mael Kanesyan’ (1997), ‘Sahm Yahmos Bi Ismi’ (2005) and ‘Tamareen Wahsh’ (2010). He was scriptwriter and Producer for a number of Dubai International Film Festival presentation screenings, including ‘Dark’, ‘Dolls’ and ‘Shadows’.
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 Abu 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.
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.
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.
Iman Kamel, Germany
Egyptian filmmaker Iman Kamel pursued interdisciplinary studies in art, dance and film at Berlin University of Arts and has directed five short films since 1995. ّ She is Founder and CEO of Nomad’s Home Productions for independent films between Germany and Egypt. In 2010, her debut feature documentary NOMAD’S HOME won a Jury Special Mention at Dubai International Film Festival and had an international festival circuit, among them the prestigious Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival (Japan), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Namur Film Festival (Belgium). EGYPTIAN JEANNE D’ARC, her second feature film had its World premiere at the Dubai Int. Film Festival 2016 in the Muhr competition section. She holds a Global Master of Arts degree from The Fletcher School /Tufts University in International Relations. Besides fostering young Independent talents in the film industry she is committed to the research of Global Cultural Diplomacy.
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.
Lamia Chraibi, Morocco
Lamia Chraibi is the founding producer of La Prod since it’s inception in 2007 and has produced fiction films, documentaries and television programs in her professional career. Prior to founding her own company, Lamia worked as a television producer in Casablanca, Morocco. Chraibi has also worked in France as a production executive and production manager.