Dania BdeirStill: warsha
Dania BDEIR is an award-winning Lebanese writer & director, based between Dubai and New York. She received her BA in Graphic Design from the American University of Beirut and holds an MFA in directing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She is also a member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective. Her pre-thesis film Meshkal/Kaleidoscope (2014) was screened internationally and won a few notable awards including Award of Excellence at the 2014 Canada International film festival and Golden Palm at the 2014 Mexico International Film Festival. Her thesis film, In White (2016), which received a grant from the Spike Lee Production Fund, world premiered at the Clermont Ferrand Film Festival and won many awards internationally, including the International Grand Prize at the Rio de Janeiro International short film festival thus making it eligible for the 2019 Academy Awards in the short live-action category. In 2019, Bdeir was selected as a Berlinale Talent and participated in its Short Film Station with her short film Warsha. Bdeir finds her intense love/hate relationship with Lebanon to be her biggest heartache and most sincere inspiration.
(selection) Meshkal/Kaleidoscope (2014), In White (2017), Warsha (2022)
More info: Dania Bdeir
Dania Bdeir at IFFR
P&I Selection 2022