Annemarie Jacir


Annemarie has written, directed and produced over 16 films, which premiered in several film festivals such as Cannes, Berlinale, Venice, Locarno and Telluride, among others. All of her three feature films "Salt of This Sea" (2008), "When I Saw You" (2012) and "Wajib" (2017) were selected as the Palestinian entries for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Founder of Philistine Films, she collaborates regularly with fellow filmmakers as an editor, scriptwriter and producer. With a commitment to teaching, training and hiring locally, Annemarie also curates and mentors, actively promoting independent cinema in the region. She has taught at Columbia University, Bethlehem University and Birzeit University, as well as in refugee camps in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan. In 2018, she was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and also served as a juror at the Cannes Film Festival. She is a founder of the newly established Dar Yusuf Nasri Jacir for Art and Research, an artist-run space in her hometown, Bethlehem.

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