writer & director
Rand Beiruty, based between Amman and Berlin, is a writer, director, producer and co-founder of Shaghab Films, a Jordanian production company. She is currently pursuing a practice-based Ph.D. about questions of representation and documentary film ethics from Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. Beiruty is an alumna of Berlinale Talents, Beirut Talents, Rotterdam Lab, Locarno Documentary School, ANIDOX:LAB, Film Leader Incubator Asia, Documentary Campus, Robert Bosch Film Prize and Ji.hlava Academy. She has pitched her projects on many international platforms and received awards from Tribeca Film Institute, Mifa Animation du Monde, Arab Cinema Center and European Network of Young Cinema among others. She’s in production of the short animated-documentary SHADOWS and her debut feature documentary TELL THEM ABOUT US.
prizes / labs
completed in 2020
logline / short synopsis
In a war zone, four-year-old FARAH and her brother RAMZY become friends with an enemy counterpart, SAMIR, turning the barren battlefield into a fantastical playground. Can the kids and the magic survive?