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First cohort - Fall 2020

Shadow on Concrete Wall


A committee of specialists has hand picked the best stories to showcase them for you. One winning project will receive a prize


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Sanam Shantyaei

Paris-based Journalist with 16 years of experience. Currently host and segment-producer of Middle East Matters, France 24’s flagship show, covering socio-political, cultural and economic events. Sanam also works closely with various NGOs and UN bodies, leading media & communication workshops across the Middle East and Africa.


Dan Shadur

Filmmaker and writer based in Tel Aviv. His documentaries premiered in major film festivals around the world and screened on various international platforms – including PBS, ARTE, ZDF. His work explores the cinematic and personal aspects of political and historical events. His film King Bibi became one of the most successful Israeli documentaries in recent years.


Ittai Aminoff

CEO and owner of KWAA, this year's co-sponsors of the festival.

A digital-marketing expert with a background in UX and web production, Ittai is dedicated to helping organisations with a mission to achieve operational and fundraising scale. Together with his business partner Yaron Livny, Ittai also owns a few major international online magazines


Ibtisam Mara'ana

Palestinian filmmaker and activist. In her documentaries, she investigate the borders and boundaries of Palestinian and Israeli society with a focus on women and minorities. Her films such as Paradise Lost, Badal, 3 Times Divorced, Lady Kul el-Arab have been screened on television and at festivals worldwide and received awards from DocAviv, HotDocs, IDFA and more.


Winner of 1st cohort:
Malak Laham

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