Hussam Alhulwah is a writer, director and producer whose early work contributed to a Saudi film movement formed around film festivals of neighboring countries a decade before cinemas were opened locally. Through the Talashi Film collective, he made three shorts including Return (2010) which won Best Script in the Gulf Film Festival. Hussam wrote, produced and directed TV movies for MBC and Saudi TV. His recent short Silah won Best Director in the 5th Saudi Film Festival. He served as a juror at the 3rd Saudi Film Festival & the 2017 Colors of Saudi Film Competition.