Salim Abu Jabal
Studied theatre and Arabic literature at the University of Haifa, and at the school of scriptwriting in Tel Aviv. worked as a journalist and film critic in various newspapers and then pursued a career in TV and cinema. Since then, he produced and directed several films, series and programs and was best known for his roles as casting director and producer of renowned award-winning films.
In 2005 founded a traveling film festival ‘Films from behind the wall’ that specialized in Palestinian cinema from the West Bank and Gaza. In 2013, he founded a Cinema Club dedicated to the dissemination of art house and independent cinema.
His first feature 'Roshmia' (2015) won 13 awards around the world. It was awarded “Special Jury Prize” at Dubai Int’l Film Festival, “Golden Oasis” at Gabes Int’l Arab Film Festival, “Best Documentary, Open Eyes Award” at MedFilm Festival Rome, other awards. and was screened at IDFA 2015