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For hundreds of years, the Rawi, or storyteller, would stand amidst a crowd of attentive listeners and recite tales that were enriching, educating and entertaining. Storytelling has, and will always be, embedded in our culture. Rawi Screenwriters Lab promises to continue this tradition 

This formula has proven successful over the years: since Rawi was founded in 2005, more than one hundred projects have passed through the program with commendable results.

We will continue unveiling the region’s exceptional talent and narratives as part of the Royal Film Commission – Jordan’s (RFC) goal to mold a new generation of Arab artists who will convey our stories. In addition, we will carry on supporting Alumni filmmakers until their projects are developed, completed, and seen by worldwide audiences.

Following the scriptwriters/filmmakers who took part in Rawi Screenwriters Lab, 2005- 2019:


·                     Rawi Fellows 2020

Ahmad Alyaseer & Rana Alyaseer – Jordan

To Him We Return

Amr Sayed – Egypt

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

Assaf Al Rousan – Jordan

Son of the Alien

Farah Abou Kharroub – Lebanon

The Wind Above the Clouds

Hadeel Lawi – Jordan

The 100 Hours Trip

Haya Alghanim – Kuwait

Road 250

Jihane Amira Khelfallah – Algeria

The Return of the Jerboas

Karim Rahbani & Ghadi Rahbani – Lebanon

Shameem

·                     Rawi Fellows 2019

Bashayer Abdulaziz & Mohammad Alholayyil – KSA 
40 Days & One Night

Chamoun Issa – Lebanon 
Bulletproof

Feyrouz Serhal – Lebanon 
I Am Here but You Can’t See Me

Hicham Amal – Morocco 
Madness

Karim Ariqat & Mohammad Al-Nablsea – Jordan 
Five Thieves

May Al-Ghouti – Jordan 
Landslide

Mohammad Al-Sharif – Kuwait/Palestine 
Abu Bassam
 


·                     Rawi Fellows 2018

Ala’a Al-Qaisi – Jordan 
Sharaf

Darine Hotait – Lebanon 
Like Salt

Haitham Dabbour – Egypt 
Alive

Ismahane Lahmar – Tunisia 
I’ll Go to Hell

Laila Abbas – Palestine 
Barzakh

Mohannad Abu Rizk – Jordan 
Ne’meh

Shaker Tahrer – Iraq
Ibraham’s Journey

Thagrid Abdelmaksoud – Egypt
Not Snow White

Zaina Deeb – Jordan 
Stoning the Jasmine
 


·                     Rawi Fellows 2017

Ahmed Al-Daradji – Iraq 
Nadia

Christoph Nassif – Lebanon 
Club 534

Fadi Haddad – Jordan 
The Last Summer

Ghassan Jaradat – Jordan
Every day is your Funeral

Hanaa Al-Fassi – KSA
The Flower Men

Said Zagha – Palestine 
The Girl

Saleh Nass – Bahrain 
Five Days Grace

Sarah Francis – Lebanon 
Dead Dog
 


·                     Rawi Fellows 2016

Ahmad Saleh – Jordan 
The Birds Window

Charlottee Rabate – Syria 
Tourne Cheri

Mariam Salim – Iraq 
By the Cave

Meedo Taha – Lebanon 
A Road to Damascus

Meryam Joobeur – Tunisia 
Roman Ruins

Nadine Salib – Egypt 
Shadi and I

Samer Azzeh – Jordan 
The Balcony of Paradise

Yousef Ibrahim – Sudan 
You Will Die at Twenty (
TrailerIMDb) 


·                     Rawi Fellows 2015

Bass Breche – Lebanon 
The Maiden’s Pond

Bassel Ghandour – Jordan
The Alleys

Ehab Tarabieh – Syria
The Taste of Apples is Red

Hala Lotfy – Egypt 
The Bridge

Hassiba Belhadj – Algeria 
The Grave

Mehdi Barsaoui – Tunisia 
A Son (
IMDb)

Mohanad Hayel – Iraq
Death Street

Rama Mari – Palestine 
Geography of Solitude 


·                     Rawi Fellows 2014

Deema Dabis – Jordan 
Shake

Hussein Ibrahim – Lebanon 
Tide

Islam Azzazi – Egypt
Killer of the Selowa

Merva Faddoul – Lebanon
The Golden Cap Club

Omaima Hammouri – Palestine 
Snow

Roua Ahmed – Iraq
Baghdad Perfume
 


·                     Rawi Fellows 2013

Ala’a Mosbah – Egypt 
Cairo, Earlier

Ameen Nayef – Palestine 
200 Meters

Rami Kodeih & Nora Salim – Lebanon 
Sons of Sunday

Vatche Boulghourijian – Lebanon 
Tramontane (
TrailerIMDb)

Wissam Charaf & Hala Dabaji – Lebanon 
3D (Dirty, Difficult, Dangerous)

Yahya Al Abdullah – Jordan 
Me, Myself & Murdoch
 


·                     Rawi Fellows 2012

Khadija Al-Salami – Yemen
I Am Nojoom Age 10 and Divorced (
TrailerIMDb)

Naz Sadoughi – Iran 
Crescent Moon

Rabih El Amine – Lebanon 
Trees Also Die

Sherif Bendari – Egypt 
Two Rooms & A Parlor

Sobhi Al Zubaidi – Palestine 
Via Dolorosa

Yasmine Chouikh – Algeria 
Until the End of Time (
TrailerIMDb)

Zaid Abu Hamdan – Jordan 
Daughters of Abdul - Rahman

Mustafa Shakarchi – Iraq
Noor
 


·                     Rawi Fellows 2011

Ahmad Ameen – Jordan 
A Few Days in Syria

Bassam Jarbawi – Palestine
Solitaire King

Kamir Ainouz – Algeria 
Honey Cigar

Katia Jarjoura- Lebanon 
The Eye of the Devil

Mahmoud Al Massad – Jordan 
Blessed Benefit (
TrailerIMDb)

Oualid Mouaness – Lebanon 
1982 (
IMDb)

Sona Tatoyan – Syria 
The First Full Moon
 


·                     Rawi Fellows 2010

Basil Khalil & Maha Assal – Palestine
A Gaza Weekend

Engi Wassef – Egypt
A Beautiful Game

Faiza Ambah – KSA
A Reverence for Spiders

Karim Bensalah – Algeria 
Red Olive Tree

Mark Mardini – Palestine
Drunk

Michael Najjar – Lebanon 
Farewell Beloved

Mohamed El Zayyat – Egypt 
Burying Mom

Nadia Eliewat – Jordan
Where to London
 


·                     Rawi Fellows 2009

Dima Hamdan – Jordan
My Name is Ali

Gilles Tarazi – Lebanon 
The Replacement

Haifaa Al Mansour – KSA
Wadjda (
TrailerIMDb)

Kasem Kharsa – Egypt
Shelter

Suha Araj – Palestine 
Iksara

Yacoub Abu Khdeir – Palestine 
Small Victories

Yann – Mounir Demange – Algeria 
Father
 


·                     Rawi Fellows 2008

Aseel Mansour – Jordan
Abu Shanab

Mai Masri – Palestine 
Prison Diaries (Later Entitled: 3000 Nights) (
TrailerIMDb)

Maysoon Zayid – Palestine
L.A.W

Nadine Shams – Egypt
When We Are Born

Nizar Wattad – Palestine
Land of the Brave

Sally El Hosaini – Egypt
My Brother the Devil (
TrailerIMDb)

Sayed Kahua – Palestine
Let it Be Morning

Selma Bargach – Morocco 
The Fifth String (
TrailerIMDb) 


·                     Rawi Fellows 2007

Eyad Zahra – Syria 
Sammy Paradise

Hicham Ayouch – Morocco 
Samba Do Maazouz

Ismail El Habbash – Palestine 
Dancing at the Checkpoint

Rola Nashef – Lebanon
Detroit Unleaded (
TrailerIMDb)

Salima Benmoumen – Morocco 
A Place for Atlas’s Feet

Suhad Khatib – Jordan
The Building
 


·                     Rawi Fellows 2006

Mohamed Al Daradji – Iraq 
Um Hussein (Later entitled: Son of Babylon) (
TrailerIMDb)

Mohammad Al Hushki – Jordan 
Colored Feathers

Nicole Ballivian – Palestine
Sleeping on Stones

Rabeah Ghaffari – Iran
Neyshapoor

Lynn Malouf & Alain Sauma – Lebanon 
Baghdad Can Wait

Sayed Ragab – Egypt
Longing

Sylvio Sharif Tabet – Lebanon
Children of Oedipus

Shady Srour – Palestine 
Sense of Will
 


·                     Rawi Fellows 2005

Bassem Nasir – Palestine/Jordan
Barbershop Trinity

Cherien Dabis – Jordan/Palestine
Amreeka (
TrailerIMDb)

Naji Abu Nowar – Jordan
Shakoush

Najwa Najjar – Palestine/Jordan
Pomegranates and Myrrh (
TrailerIMDb)

Rana Kazkaz – Syria 
Gibran

Sabine El Chamaa – Lebanon
The Infinite Corridor

Sameh Zoabi – Palestine
James Dean and Me