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Hisham Bizri is a film director born in Beirut, Lebanon. He started working in films in the US and
Hungary with Stan Brakhage, Raúl Ruiz, and Miklós Jancsó. He has directed 29 short films and
has written a number of screenplays adapted from the fiction of Gilgamesh, Borges,
Dostoevsky, and Joyce. In 2021, he directed Elektra, My Love, his first feature film which he also
wrote and produced.

Bizri taught film directing in the US, Lebanon, Korea, Japan, Ireland, and Jordan where he
founded a number of filmmaking programs. Most recently, he has served as a tenured
Professor of Filmmaking and Screenwriting at Brown University.

Bizri’s work has been shown in international venues including Sundance, Cannes Shorts Film
Corner, Berlin, Beirut, Oberhausen, Tribeca, Moscow, and Abu Dhabi film festivals as well as the
Louvre, Institut du Monde Arabe, Cinémathèque Française, Centre Pompidou, MoMa, Harvard
and Anthology Film Archives (NY). He is recipient of awards such as the McKnight, Salomon,

LEF, Jerome, Rockefeller, Ford, Guggenheim, and “the Rome Prize” from the American
Academy. In 2017, he was awarded The Andrei Tarkovsky Prize for best director.
In 2005, Bizri co-founded The Arab Institute of Film in Jordan with the Syrian filmmaker Omar
Amiralay and Danish producer Jakob Høgel, with support from the Danish government,
International Media Support (Denmark), and the Ford Foundation. He served as Producer at
Future TV (Lebanon), Creative Director of Orbit Communications Company (Rome), and
President & Creative Director of Levantine Films (NYC). In 2019, he founded Mimera Films.
Bizri is currently living in Berlin and working on a feature film based on the life of Jesus written
by the Danish film director Carl Theodor Dreyer. He is also preparing a feature film he wrote
inspired by Joyce’s Ulysses and set in New Orleans.