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Réalisateur/trice Acteur/trice Producteur/trice Scénariste Directeur/trice de la photo Producteur/trice délégué/e

Mahdi Fleifel

Territoire palestinien

Français

Réalisateur, scénariste et producteur palestinien.

Mahdi Fleifel est né à Dubaï en 1979. Il a vécu son enfance dans le camp de réfugiés d’Ain el-Hilweh au Liban puis dans la banlieue de Elseneur au Danemark. Il est diplômé de la National École Nationale de cinéma et de télévision à Londres, où il vit et travaille. A world not ours (2012) est son premier long métrage.

Filmographie
2009 – A world not ours (feature, doc)
2009 – Four weeks (short)
2008 – Arafat & I (short)
2007 – The writer (short)
2004 – Hamoudi & Emil (short)
2003 – Shadi in the beautiful well (short)

Source :
www.whatcancinemado.com/index.php?films.htm?pid=30&id=3&page=1

Arafat & I – Excerpt from Mahdi Fleifel on Vimeo.

English

Palestinian Writer / director / DOP and Producer.

Born in Dubai in 1979, Mahdi Fleifel was raised in Ain El-Helweh refugee camp in Lebanon and later in the suburbs of Elsinore in Denmark. In 2009, Fleifel graduated from the National Film and Television School in London, where he now lives. A World Not Ours (2012) is his first feature film.

Filmography
2012- A World Not Ours
2009 – Four Weeks (short)
2008 – Arafat & I (short)
2007 – The Writer (short)
2004 – Hamoudi & Emil (short)
2003 – Shadi in the Beautiful Well (short)

Qualifications
Masters of Arts – Fiction Direction
Masters of Arts – Feature Film Screenwriting
Bachelor (Hons) – Film and Video Production
Diploma in Film and Video Arts
Baccalaureate in Classical Linguistics

Education
2007 – 2009: The National Film and Television School, England
Masters of arts degree

2005 – 2006: Royal Holloway, University of London
Masters of arts degree

2000 – 2003: University of Wales, Newport
Bachelor’s degree

1999 – 2000: The Media School Rampen, Copenhagen
Film Diploma

1995 – 1998: Helsingør Gymnasium, Elsinore
Danish Baccalaureate


Filmography

2012:
A world not ours (Documentary, 93′, UK/Lebanon/Danmark)

2010:
* The Return (Short film in preproduction) – Director / Writer / Producer
* After The Last Goal (in post-production) – Director / Photographer / Producer

2009
* Four Weeks (17 min. fiction) – Director / Writer

2008
* Arafat & I (15 min. fiction) – Director / Writer / Actor

2007
* The Writer (7 min. fiction) – Director / Writer / Producer / Actor

2006
* Harrisons Monday’s Arms (music promo) – Director / Writer

2004
* Hamoudi & Emil (23 min. fiction) – Director / Writer / Producer

2003
* Shadi In The Beautiful Well (12 min. fiction) – Director / Writer / Producer

Experience / Awards
Honorable Mention – The San Francisco Film Society for the Djerassi Residency
Award/SFFS Screenwriting Fellowship 2010
The Bahrain Film Company’s Development Award for the feature film project ?The Making Of » – The Dubai International Film Festival 2009
Shortlisted for the Cannes Film Festival’s Residence programme in 2009.
Jury member – Roshd International Film Festival, Iran 2006
Jury member – Magma International Short Film Festival, Sicily 2005

Awards for Arafat & I:
18th Visionaria Int. Toscana Film Festival 2009 – jury prize & great visionary prize
Iasi International Film Festival, Romania 2009 – special mention of the jury
Short Movie Festival Potenza, Italy 2009 – best film
Houston Palestine Film Festival, USA 2009 – audience award
Pisek Int. Student Film Festival, Czech Republic 2008 – best fiction

Awards for Hamoudi & Emil:
New York Int. Independent Film & Video Festival 2005 – best int. short film
Filmstock International Film Festival, UK 2005 – audience award
Auburn Int. Film Festival for Children, Australia 2005 -Tadgell’s Bluebell Honor
Chicago International REEL Shorts Festival 2005 – best foreign film
Short Soup International Short Film Festival, Australia 2005 – first price

Awards for Shadi In The Beautiful Well:
Visionaria Int. Film and Video Festival, Italy 2005 – best fiction/audience prize
DIY Film Festival, USA 2005 – best student short film
International Film School of Wales 2003 – best graduation film
Student Moving Image Fest, Wales 2003 – best fiction, best director, best of festival
Cardiff International Screen Festival 2003 – DM Davies Award
Celtic Film & Television Festival 2004 – best short drama
Ivy Film Festival, Rhode Island 2004 – best international short film
Reel Talent Competition, Arts Institute Bournemouth 2004 – 1st place
Action/Cut Short Film Competition, USA 2004 – best foreign short film
Auburn Int. Film Festival for Children, Australia 2004 -Tadgell’s Bluebell Honor
Magma International Short Film Festival, Sicily 2004 – best narrative short

Languages
Fluent in Arabic, Danish and English


Source:
www.whatcancinemado.com/index.php?films.htm?pid=30&id=3&page=1