Hady Zaccak

Born in Beirut, Hady Zaccak studied at the Institut d'Études Scéniques, Audiovisuelles et Cinématographiques, Saint-Joseph University (IESAV) in Beirut. He holds a diploma in audiovisual studies (1997) and a Master’s in cinema studies and film directing (2001). Zaccak took part in workshops for film directing, editing and production at FEMIS (Paris-1996), INSAS (Brussels-1999) and HFF Konrad Wolf (Potsdam-2007). Since 1997, he wrote and directed more than 20 documentaries, which have been broadcasted on several TV stations in Lebanon, the Arab world and Europe and screened/awarded at several film festivals worldwide. Zaccak is best known for his award-winning documentaries: Ya Omri (104 Wrinkles) (2017), Kamal Joumblatt, Witness and Martyr (2015), Marcedes (2012), A History Lesson (2010) and 1000 and 1000 Nights (1999). In addition to his work as a filmmaker, Zaccak is a professor at IESAV-Saint Joseph University, Beirut since 1998. He gives training courses on screenwriting, directing, history of cinema and film genres. He delivers workshops on documentary and cinema culture in several parts of the Arab world (Lebanon, Jordan, Oman, Egypt) and Africa (ISMA, Benin). Hady Zaccak is the founder of ZAC Films.