Rana Salem

Film Director, Lebanon

Rana Salem is a Lebanese filmmaker who graduated from the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts with a major in Audiovisual and Cinema studies in 2004. Her graduation film “First Floor to the Right” won the best Lebanese student short film and received best director and best sound prizes at Lebanese festivals, the film also participated in international festivals (the International short film festival in Tanger-Morocco and the Med-film Festival in Rome). Rana directed since several projects, including short fictions and documentaries (Where To, The Red Balloon, Window and her latest Essay From A Room) that also screened in various festivals in Beirut and abroad amongst which Beirut Cinema Days (Lebanon), Tribeca Film Festival (New York) & CPH: Dox (Denmark). “The Road” is her first feature.(Production information)

Awarded Films

  • The Road
    in 37th Moscow International Film Festival