Muayad Alayan is a Palestinian film director, producer and cinematographer based in Jerusalem. His second feature film The Reports on Sarah and Saleem won the Jury Prize and Hubert Bals Audience Awards at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018 as well as Best Feature Film Awards at Durban International Film Festival and Seattle International Film Festival. His directorial feature debut Love Theft and Other Entanglements, premiered at Berlinale Panorama in 2015 and went on to win two Best Arab Narrative Film awards as well as being nominated for several First Feature awards at Berlinale, Seattle Film Festival, Taipei Film Festival, Carthage and others. It has been distributed in over 20 territories. Alayan’s first narrative short, Lesh Sabreen, premiered in competition at the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France in 2009 and went on to compete at several other prestigious festivals including Aspen Shortsfest, Cinemed, Palm Springs Shortfest and Dubai Film Festival, in addition to over 60 other festivals worldwide.