Annemarie JACIR

Annemarie JACIR © Philistine Films

After presenting her 2003 short film Like Twenty Impossibles at Cannes under the aegis of the Cinéfondation, Annemarie Jacir’s feature debut Salt of this Sea premiered in Un Certain Regard 2008. One of the leading filmmakers from the Arab world, she has written, directed and produced over sixteen films. Her three features to date were selected as Palestine’s entry for the Oscars. With a commitment to teaching, training and hiring locally, Annemarie Jacir also curates, actively promoting independent cinema in the region. Founder of Philistine Films, a production house with offices in Palestine and Jordan, she collaborates regularly with fellow filmmakers. She teaches screenwriting and works as a freelance editor and consultant. Her most recent film Wajib (2017) won 18 international awards including Best Film in Mar Del Plata, Dubai, Amiens, and Kerala.

Jury attendance

  • Member Un Certain Regard, 2018

Feature films


Un Certain Regard, 2008Director, Screenplay


Cinéfondation, 2003Editing, Director, Screenplay