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Deema Azar( Jordanie)
Deema Azar is a Jordanian film producer and script consultant. She co-founded and co-managed TaleBox, a Amman-based production company fostering emerging talents in Jordan and the Arab world. She previously held the role of Regional Training Manager at the Royal Film Commission – Jordan and served as Head of Industry at the inaugural Amman International Film Festival in 2020. Azar's notable production credit includes the short film THE PARROT (2016), winner of the 2015 Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung as well as Darin J. Sallam's award-winning debut feature film "FARHA" (2021). This latter represented Jordan at the 95th Academy Awards (Oscars) in 2023, and earned the Best Youth Film award at the 15th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). As a member of the Asia Pacific Screen Academy and a Torino Film Lab Story Editing program alumna, Azar offers script consulting services regionally and internationally in addition to privately consulting on independent film projects.
Jacqueline Nsiah( )
Jacqueline Nsiah holds a Master's degree in Visual and Media Anthropology from Freie Universität Berlin and a Bachelor's degree in African Studies and Politics from SOAS - University of London. She works as an independent curator and is a member of the Berlinale selection committee. Her professional background includes involvement in various cultural events, such as the Cambridge African Film Festival and the Festival do Rio. Jacqueline served as co-director and curator of the UHURU African film festival in Rio de Janeiro and worked as a programmer for Film Africa in London. Jacqueline also worked as a project manager for a film platform at the Goethe-Institut. She has also been a member of the selection committee at the Berlinale Forum for the past four editions and co-curated the special program "Fiktionsbescheinigung."
Katy Lena Ndiaye( )
Katy Lena Ndiaye, living between Dakar and Brussels, is a documentary filmmaker whose films portray contemporary Africa while delving into its connections with history, memory, and heritage. Her latest work, "Money, Freedom, a History of the CFA Franc," is a feature-length documentary focusing on the CFA Franc, a currency inherited from the French colonial system, still in use in about a dozen African nations. This archival-based film takes us on a journey through the continent's history, spanning from the late 19th century to the present day. Her previous documentaries have been screened at numerous film festivals, including IFFR, FESPACO, FIFA (Montreal), CFF (Tunisia) as well as prestigious museums notably the Metropolitan Museum of New York, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal, the House of World Cultures in Berlin, and many more.
Qutaiba Barhamji( )
Born in Damascus, Qutaiba Barhamji is a director/editor based in France. As the chief editor of over 50 films, including both fiction and documentaries in 20 different languages, his works have been showcased worldwide at international film festivals. Among these films: "STILL RECORDING" (directed by Ghiath Ayoub and Saeed Al Batal, awarded the Grand Prix at the Venice Film Festival's Critics' Week in 2018), "LITTLE PALESTINE: Journal of a Siege" (directed by Abdallah Al-Khatib, featured at ACID Cannes in 2021), "HOW TO SAVE A DEAD FRIEND" (directed by Marusya Syroechkovskaya, presented at ACID Cannes in 2022), and "LES FILLES D'OLFA" (directed by Kaouther Ben Hania, in competition at Cannes in 2023, winner of L’Œil d’or 2023). As a juror, he has participated in numerous film festivals and funding organizations, including the Sundance Documentary Fund, IDFA Bertha Fund, and AFAC. His debut feature-length documentary as a director, "LA TERRE DE GEVAR," has been featured in more than 30 festivals, including Cinéma du Réel, Doclisboa, Ji.hlava, and IDFA.
Sahbi Kraiem( Tunisia)
Sahbi Kraiem, a film graduate from the Institute of Multimedia Arts in La Manouba, continued his studies at the Sint-Lukas School of Arts in Brussels and later at the Institute of Broadcasting Arts (IAD) in Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium. There, he specialized in film post-production and film studies. Passionate about history and audiovisual archives, he created his first film in 2006 using animation techniques and archival materials. In 2014, Sahbi gave a lecture on post-production and cinematic heritage, showing his commitment to Tunisian cinema and marking his return to the country . Since then, he has collaborated on over 100 animation, fiction, and documentary films in various countries, including Belgium, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Senegal, Cameroon, and France. Some of his films have been selected and awarded at prestigious festivals such as: Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival and Carthage Film Festival. Additionally, Sahbi works as a teacher and trainer in post-production.