AFAC Documentary Program - 2021
Born in Damascus, Qutaiba Barhamji is an award-winning film director and editor. He has edited more than 50 films in 15 different languages, including both feature documentaries and fiction films. His works have been shown around the world at festivals in Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris and Nyon, among others. Among them are “Little Palestine: Diary of a Siege” (2021) dir. by Abdallah Al Khatib, Venice film festival multi-award-winning documentary film “Still Recording” (2018) dir. Ghiath Ayoub and Saeed Al Batal and the feature film representing Egypt at the Oscars, “Poisonous Roses” (2018), dir. by Ahmed Fawzi. His first feature documentary film as a director, “Gevar's Land” (2020), participated in more than 20 festivals including Cinéma du Réel, IDFA, Doclisboa, among others.
Qutaiba also works as an editing consultant and trainer for several organizations and universities in Europe and the Middle East. As a juror, he has participated in numerous festivals and funds, including Sundance Documentary Fund, Docudays UA, Minsk International Film Festival Listapad, among others.