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Firas Khoury

Influential Palestinian filmmaker, blending personal and political narratives in cinema.

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Date of Birth:



Haifa, Palestine

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

Firas Khoury is renowned for his unique scriptwriting style that intertwines personal stories with the broader socio-political context of Palestine, making significant contributions to Palestinian cinema.

Brief bio

Firas Khoury is a Palestinian scriptwriter and director known for his compelling storytelling in films that explore the intricate dynamics of Palestinian identity and history. His narrative style effectively blends personal experiences with political realities, offering insightful perspectives on Palestinian life.

Major Milestones


  • 2005: Began his filmmaking career with short films.

  • 2008: Attended Berlinale Talent Campus.

  • 2010: Won Best Short Film at Jerusalem Film Festival for "Yellow Mums."

  • 2019: "Maradona's Legs" gained international recognition and awards.

  • 2022: "Alam" won the Golden Pyramid at the Cairo International Film Festival.

  • Scriptwriting Style: Merges personal experiences with political themes...See More

  • Teaching and Mentoring: Taught cinematic expression and supported young filmmakers.

  • Founder of Falastinema Group: Promoted Palestinian cinema through screenings and

Date of Last Update: 
December 15, 2023

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