Nujoom Al Ghanem is an Emirati poet, scriptwriter and multi-award-winning film director. She has also produced five short films and six feature length documentaries. Her films won more than 15 international awards. Al Ghanem’s documentary film, Nearby Sky, won the Best Non-Fiction Film Award in the Muhr Feature Competition at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) in 2014. She also won numerous awards for her films Amal (2011), Hamama (2010), and Almureed (2008). In 1996, Al Ghanem obtained her BA degree in Video Production from Ohio University in the United States, and in 1999, she graduated from Griffith University in Australia with an MA degree in Film Directing.