By the Sea

Director: Wisam Al-Jafari
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World premiered at the Red Sea International Film Festival
The film’s director was selected as one of Screen International’s Arab Stars of Tomorrow at the Cairo International Film Festival
Wisam Al-Jafari made it to the official selection at the Cannes Film Festival with his short film Ambience
By the Sea Poster
2021/ Palestine12 min/ Drama
Original Title
Nahid wants to celebrate her husband’s birthday while he is on the run from Israeli soldiers, however, due to the COVID-19 lockdown, it is really difficult for Nahid to get all the ingredients needed to bake the birthday cake.
Will Nahid be able to celebrate her husband’s birthday with him in their secret hideout?
Yasmin Shalaldeh
Ward Al-Kurdi
Emile Saba


Screenwriter:Wisam Al-Jafari
DOP: Ibrahim Handal
Editor: Ibrahim Handal, Wisam Al-Jafari

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Production Company(ies)
AlRowwad – Cultural and Arts Society

Wisam Al-Jafari

film festivals
Red Sea International Film Festival, KSA
Malmö Arab Film Festival, Sweden
Casablanca Arab Film Festival, Morocco
Alexandria Mediterranean Film Festival, Egypt
Bahrain Film Festival, Bahrain
Toronto Palestine Film Festival, Canada
MENA Film Festival, Canada