Najwa Najjar

Writer/Director Najwa Najjar has explored several new artistic grounds having written, directed and produced over a dozen critically acclaimed award-winning films premiering in Cairo, Berlin, Cannes, Locarno and Sundance. In 2020 she received an invitation to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
With an MA in Film (US), she has worked on both documentary and feature films since 2000. Her critically acclaimed debut was the feature film Pomegranates and Myrrh (2009), while her second award-winning film Eyes of a Thief (2014) was the Palestinian nomination for the 2015 Oscars Best Foreign Film. Her third feature film Between Heaven and Earth (2019) won the 41st Cairo IFF Naguib Mahfouz Best Screenplay award (now reaping more awards), and was selected at the European Film Academy Awards, Golden Globes Awards and the Asian Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) as well as being nominated to the Icelandic Film and Television Academy Awards. Currently, Najjar is working on her 4th feature film Kiss of a Stranger, a musical film.