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Firas Khoury

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Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
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Firas Khoury (May 6, 1982) is a Palestinian director, screenwriter, and lecturer in cinematic language. He was born in the city of Haifa in occupied Palestine. He became famous through his films “Science” and “Maradona’s Legs.”

His life
Khoury studied fine arts and obtained a BA from Tel Aviv University. In 2008, he joined the Berlinale Talents, a talent development program at the Berlin International Film Festival. He taught cinematic expression at the Freedom Theater in Jenin camp. He is the founder of the Palestine Group, which offers cinematic screenings and activities throughout Palestine.

In 2010 his short film Yellow Mums won the Best Short Film Award at the Jerusalem Film Festival, and in 2019 his short film Maradona's Legs premiered at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Khoury wrote and directed his first feature film, Science, which premiered at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival, and won the Cairo International Film Festival's Golden Pyramid for Best Film.

Films he participated in
He was an actor in several films, including:

On any Saturday in 2008.
The promise in 2011.
The attack in 2012.

Achievements and Awards

Year Result Award Classification Winning Work References
2022 won the Cairo International Film Festival Award for Best Science Film
Nominated at Asia Pacific Screen Awards for Best Youth Feature Film
2019 Sedicicorto International Film Festival won the international competition Maradona's Legs
2020 won the Tampere Film Festival International Competition
It won the La Guarimba International Film Festival Best Short Film Award


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