About Nahed Awwad

Nahed Awwad

Nahed Awwad, an independent filmmaker, lives in Ramallah/Palestine. She discovered the world of film and media in the first Intifada, the popular uprising against the Israeli occupation. Initially a self-taught editor, she edited for well known Palestinian film-makers, local Palestinian TV stations and later international networks. She later got professional training at film schools and training centers in Canada, Denmark, Qatar, and Belgium.

Awwad’s films contrast the superficial, quick eye of the news camera and edit, with intimate insights rich in detail. She released eight documentary films.

Awwad’s films were screened at various international film festivals, including Vision du Reel Film Festival, Nyon, Switzerland in 2005 and 2008 and the Cannes Film Festival in 2008. In 2009 she was granted the International Trailblazer Tribute -Middle East Trailblazer in MIPDOC.