Founder & CEO
Hisham Bizri started working in films in the US & Hungary with filmmakers Stan Brakhage, Raoul Ruiz, & Miklós Jancsó, and has directed 29 short films and written several feature films. Bizri’s films have shown at Sundance, Cannes, Berlin, Oberhausen, Moscow, and the Anthology Film Archives. He has won the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and the American Academy Rome Prize, and the Andrei Tarkovsky award for best director.
Bizri served as Producer at Future TV (Lebanon) and Creative Director of Orbit Communications Company (Rome/Dubai/Beirut/Cairo). He founded his own production company Muqarnas Films in 2000. In 2005, he co-founded The Arab Institute of Film (Amman, 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. In 2012, he was named President & Creative Director of Levantine Films (NYC).