Zain Duraie

Zain Duraie has worked on several regional and international films. As part of her graduation project at Toronto Film School, she wrote and directed two short films. In 2010, she kick started her career in the filmmaking world as a trainee at Philistine Films with prestigious filmmaker Annemarie Jacir and acclaimed producer Ossama Bawardi. She worked on projects at different phases; from pre-production to post-production, including When I Saw You, The Rendezvous, Thank You for Bombing and Wajib. Duraie's debut short fiction film, Horizon, had its world premiere at the Palm Springs Shorts Fest. The film also screened at several film festivals including; Montreal World Film Fest. Duraie was selected in 2017 to work with acclaimed Bosnian filmmaker Aida Begić in Turkey/ Sanliurfa on her latest film Never Leave Me. Afterwards, Duraie began developing her feature film screenplay abroad, which was selected out of 70 countries with only one other participant to be developed with the prestigious Asia Pacific Screen Academy and in parallel with its selection at the Meditalents Residence and Torino Film Lab. Duraie’s most recent short film is Give Up the Ghost.