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Annemarie Jacir

Annemarie Jacir

Sector : Cultural Figures , Poets

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Jordan
  • Gender: Female
  • Born in: 1974
  • Age: 41
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Annemarie Jacir, born on January 17, 1974 in Saudi Arabia, is a Palestinian filmmaker and poet.

She has been working in independent cinema since 1994 and has written, directed and produced a number of award-winning films including Until When, A Few Crumbs for the Birds, and a Post Oslo History. She was named one of Filmmaker magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Cinema. Her short film, like twenty impossibles, the first Palestinian short film to be selected in Competition as an official selection of the Cannes International Film Festival (Cinefondation), went on to be a Student Academy Awards Finalist, and has won more than 15 awards at International festivals including Best Film at the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films, Chicago International Film Festival, Institute Du Monde Arabe Biennale, Mannheim-Heidelberg Film Festival, and IFP/New York. like twenty impossibles was named one of the ten best films of 2003 by Gavin Smith of Film Comment Magazine (Editors Choice) is a fiction film which wryly questions artistic responsibility as a Palestinian film crew navigates various obstacles of the Israeli military occupation. In 2007, Jacir shot the first feature film by a Palestinian woman director, Salt of this Sea, the story of a refugee returning home. The film, released in 2008, is Palestine's submission to the 81st Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Jacir’s poetry and stories have been published in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including Mizna, the Crab Orchard Review, and The Poetry of Arab Women: A Contemporary Anthology and she has read with poet Amiri Baraka. She has won several screenwriting awards and was a finalist for the Grand Prix du Meilleur Scenariste in Paris.

She is chief curator and founder of the groundbreaking Dreams of a Nation Palestinian cinema project, dedicated to the promotion of Palestinian cinema. In 2003, she organized and curated the largest traveling film festival in Palestine, which included the screening of archival Palestinian films from Revolution Cinema, screening for the first time on Palestinian soil. She has taught courses at Columbia University, Bethlehem University, Birzeit University and in refugee camps in Palestine and Lebanon. She works as a freelance editor and cinematographer as well as film curator. Jacir is a board member of Alwan for the Arts, a cultural organization devoted to North African and Middle Eastern art. She is a founding member of the Palestinian Filmmakers’ Collective, based in Palestine.


Achievements and Awards

Awards and Festivals:


1- World Premiere, Cannes Film Festival, Official Selection
2- International Critics Award (FIPRESCI Prize) 2008, Osians
3- Special Jury Prize, Osians Asian & Arab Film Festival
4- Sopadin Finalist, Grand Prize Best Screenplay


1- World Premiere, Cannes Film Festival, Official Selection
2- National Finalist - Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Student Academy Awards
3- Best Short Screenplay - Nantucket Film Festival
4- Best Short Film - Palm Springs International Short Film Festival
5- Best Short Film (Emerging Narrative) - IFP/New York
6- Silver Plaque - Chicago International Film Festival
7- Best Short Film - Institute Du Monde Arabe Biannual
8- Best Screenwriting – Lenola Film Festival, Italy
9- Best Short Film Second Prize – Lenola Film Festival, Italy
10- Audience Choice Award - Polo Ralph Lauren Columbia University Fest.
11- Special Jury Prize - Ramallah International Film Festival
12- Best Short Film, Luis Trenker Award – 4Film Festival, Italy
13- Locarno Film Festival, Official Selection
14- Edinburgh International Film Festival, Official Selection
15- Telluride Film Festival, Official Selection
16- New York Film Festival, Official Selection
17- Karlovy Vary Film Festival, Czech Republic
18- Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia
19- Carthage Film Festival (Journees Cin. de Carthage), Tunis
20- Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival, France


21- Venice Film Festival , Sélection Officielle Corto Cortissimo
22- Montpellier Film Festival , Best Film
23- Clermont Ferrand Film Festival, Press Prize
24- Cesar Award Official Selection for Best Short Film, 2007


1- Salt of this Sea
2- Sound of the Street
3- An Explanation : (and then burn the ashes)
4- A Few Crumbs for the Birds
5- Until When
6- like twenty impossibles
7- Palestine is Waiting
8- The Satellite Shooters
9- Two Hundred Years of American Ideology
10- Chronicle of Civilized & Consequential Moments of Reconciliation
11- A Revolutionary Tale
12- A Post-Oslo History
13- Interview
14- When I Saw You

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