Shaghab Films – Jordan
Based in Amman-Jordan and founded by Jude Kawwa and Rand Beiruty, Shaghab Pictures is a young production company with a critical viewpoint. The name Shaghab, Arabic for turbulent, is inspired by a Rumiyya woman who was enslaved before becoming one of the court’s most influential figures and the mother of the eighteenth Abbasid Caliph. The company takes after her name with the aim to portray and empower the stories of women who are inspirational fighters.
Rand Beiruty is a Jordanian filmmaker. She is currently pursuing a practice-based PhD from The Konrad Wolf Film University of Babelsberg . She is an alumna of Berlinale Talents, Beirut Talents, Film Leader Incubator Asia, Documentary Campus, Locarno Documentary School and Ji.hlava Academy. She was nominated for the Robert Bosch Film Prize in 2018 and 2020. Beiruty won the ESP Jury Prize for the International Script Pitch at Interfilm Berlin 2016 for her short animation Encountering Samir and the Tribeca Film Institute IF/Then Competition at CPH:DOX 2017 for her short documentary Nudar. She’s now developing her first feature documentary titled Tell Them About Us that won best pitch at the Reception of German Film Schools during Berlinale 2020 and received the Haus Am See Scholarship.
Shadows by Rand Beiruty (Short animated documentary)
Tell them about us by Rand Beiruty (Feature length creative documentary)
A Lizard’s Tale by Thouraya Hamda (Series)
Rotterdam Lab participants 2021
The selection of the 74 producers for the 2021 Rotterdam Lab.