Hussen Ibraheem


Hussen Ibraheem






Soon after graduating with a BA in Architecture, Lebanese director Hussen lbraheem decided to follow his passion for cinema. He studied at the Red Sea Institute for Cinematic Arts-a branch of the University of Southern California in ordan-and graduated with a masters. His short films were awarded and selected for many international film festivals. Besides working on his short film ‚Field of View‘, Hussen is developing his debut feature film ‚Tide‘, and he now lives between Beirut and Berlin.

prizes / labs

Berlinale Alumni – Talents Beirut
Sundance Alumni- Rawi screenwriting development workshop
Zurich Film Academy Alumni
Camerimage Talents Demo Alumni

AFAC development grant – Arab
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur development grant – France
Received Netflix Equity fund
DFI-Doha film instittue short script lab
DFI-Doha film instittue production fund
Qumra industry program
Sound Post Production Award at Meetings on the Bridge – Istanbul international film festival
Film Independent GMM 2019
Crossroads Co-Production 56th Festival international du film de Thessaloniki
Rawi Script development workshop by Sundance Film Institute and RFC
Méditalents, development of feature script
MFI Script 2 Film Workshop Award at Thessaloniki international film festival
Cité Internationale des Arts residency d’artiste in Paris
CNC Atelier de co-production Franco-Libanais (Paris)
Cairo Film Connection Producers Network
The New Arrivals – Go-Short Campus International Short Film Festival Nijmegen
Winner short film award Festival du Court au Kef
Winner short film award at Århus Arab Film Festival
Audience award at Clipaward Film Festival (Germany)
Jury prize Franco Arab Film Festival

social media

sweet discomfort of missed connections

working title

sweet discomfort of missed connections

project status

completed in 2019

logline / short synopsis

Zahi returns to Lebanon to organize his father’s funeral. His father was abducted and went missing during the Lebanese Civil War. He finds himself trapped between two separate worlds, where no communication is possible.