Jury 2018

President Of the Jury

Ahmed Rachedi

Director – Algeria

Algerian film director and screenwriter. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture for the film Z (1969), which he helped produce. His 1971 film L’Opium et le Bâton was entered into the 7th Moscow International Film Festival.
His 1981 film Ali in Wonderland won a Special Prize at the 12th Moscow International Film Festival.


Member Of the Jury

Latefa Ahrar

Director,Actress – Morocco

Latefa Ahrrare is a Moroccan leading actress, theatre director and a professor of body language at the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts In Morocco,she has also directed several theatre performances. She is the director of Cont’N’Art, which is a theatrical space and a versatile performance venue in Morocco which aims to democratize culture and arts in Morocco. Ahrrare is also a founding member of many Moroccan festivals and coordinator of many Moroccan Multi cultural events abroad . She has received many awards in Morocco and in international festivals for her outstanding career in theatre, TV, and cinema.

Member Of the Jury

Tamer Habib

Screenwriter – Egypt

Tamer Habib is a writer and actor, known for Sahar el layaly (2003), Aswar al- Qamar(2015) and Taymour and Shafika (2007).
With a growing string of titles under his belt, Tamer Habib has firmly established himself as one of the most talented scriptwriters currently in the scene. His prolific output unerringly hits the mark, ensuring an enthusiastic audience for any film with his name in the credits. He Also wrote the song “Talat Da’at “ in 2017


Member Of the Jury

Carmen Lebbos

Actress – Lebanon

Carmen Lebbos is a Lebanese actress who has worked in film, television and the theater since 1981. She has been in several television series and movies including Ziad Doueiri’s West Beyrouth and Josef Fares’s Zozo.
She played with Laura Ramsey a major role in Whatever Lola Wants directed by Nabil Ayouch, where she plays the role of a famous forgotten Egyptian dancer called Ismahan.

Member Of the Jury

Hassan Hadad

Film Critic – Bahrein

Bahraini film critic Hassan Haddad started his career as a writer in 1983. He writes articles and studies on cinema for many Bahraini and regional newspapers. He wrote four books, the last of which was published in 2013.

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