Mahmoud Al Massad

Jury Member

Mahmoud Al Massad is a Jordanian-Dutch director, scriptwriter, and producer. He received critical acclaim for his feature documentaries: Shatter Hassan, Recycle, and This Is My Picture When I Was Dead. For his films, Al Massad received over 25 prestigious awards as well as 30 nominations, being screened at over 200 international film festivals, including the Sundance Film Festival, San Sebastián International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, and International Film Festival Rotterdam. His latest feature narrative film, Blessed Benefit, premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and received the NETPAC Award for Best Asian Film at the 2016 Warsaw International Film Festival. This film is exclusively featured on Netflix. Currently, Mahmoud Al Massad is working as a creative consultant on several film projects and as an instructor in filmmaking workshops.