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Darin J. Sallam

Acclaimed filmmaker portraying Palestinian narratives with depth and authenticity.

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Why Featured?

Darin Sallam is celebrated for her cinematic works that shed light on Palestinian stories and experiences, particularly through her film "Farha," which explores the Nakba and has been recognized globally for its impactful storytelling and direction.

Brief bio

Darin J. Sallam, born in 1987 in Kuwait, is a Jordanian filmmaker of Palestinian descent. She is recognized for her award-winning short films and her remarkable feature film "Farha." Sallam's work is characterized by its focus on Palestinian narratives, bringing to light the complexities and nuances of their experiences​​​​.

Major Milestones


  • 2011: Began developing the concept for "Farha" while studying at the Red Sea Institute for Cinematic Arts (RSICA)​​.

  • 2015: Received the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung.

  • 2017: Awarded the Artist in Residency Fellowship at La Cité Internationale des Arts.

  • 2018: Selected for the Global Media Makers Fellowship by Film Independent.

  • 2021: Premiered "Farha" at the Toronto International Film Festival, receiving global acclaim​​​​.

  • "Farha" (2021): A powerful narrative feature film depicting the Nakba, recognized globally for its cinematography and direction, and nominated for several awards...See More

  • Short Films: Created five award-winning short films, including "Still Alive," "The Dark Outside," and "The Parrot," screened at internationally acclaimed film festivals...See More

  • TaleBox: Co-founder and managing partner at TaleBox, a Jordanian production and training company...See More

  • International Jury Member: Served as a jury member on several international film festivals...See More

  • Promoting Palestinian Narratives: Dedicated to portraying Palestinian stories and experiences through her films

Date of Last Update: 
December 15, 2023

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