Guiding Lights 7 mentee – Mahdi Fleifel Photograph by Roberta Matis
Guiding Lights 7 mentee – Mahdi Fleifel Photograph by Roberta Matis

Mahdi Fleifel – Director


Mahdi graduated in fiction directing from the National Film and Television School in 2009. He then set up the London-based production company Nakba Filmworks in 2010, through which he released his first feature A World Not Ours. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and won the Peace Film Prize and Audience Award at the Berlinale in 2013. It went on to win over 30 awards and has been released theatrically in France, Germany, the UK and the USA.

His upcoming feature, Men In The Sun, is based on characters and themes he encountered while making A World Not Ours, and was selected for the Cannes Cinefondation residence and the Binger Writer’s Lab in Amsterdam. The film is set for production in summer 2016.

Website: nakbafilmworks.gb.net



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