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Nujoom Alghanem is a multi-award-winning film producer/director. She has produced twenty films including short fictions, documentaries, art films, and seven feature-length documentaries.

Her films have won regional and international prizes. She is the co-founder of Nahar Productions, a film production company based in Dubai, and a professional trainer in filmmaking and creative writing.

In 1999, she graduated with MA in Media

Production, School of Film, Griffith University in Australia.

In addition to producing her own films, she currently works as a film, media and cultural consultant as well as a film mentor for some of the educational institutes and cultural organizations in the UAE.


  Some of her films include:


  • An Imaginary Portrait of Palestine, 2022, Video Art.

  • Passage, 2019, Video Art.

  • Rain on my Skin, 2018, Video Art

  • The Forest under the Sea, 2018, Video Art

  • Writer’s Room, 2018, Video Art​

  • Sharp Tools, 2017, Feature Documentary

  • Honey, Rain, & Dust, 2016/2017, Feature Documentary

  • Dancing with Shadows, 2016, Short Experimental.

  • Nearby Sky, 2014, Feature Documentary

  • Sounds of the sea, 2014, Feature Documentary

  • Red Blue Yellow, 2013, Feature Documentary

  • The Young Fighter, 2013, Short Documentary

  • Amal, 2011, Feature Documentary

  • Salma’s Dinner, 2011, Short Fiction

  • Hamama, 2010, Feature Documentary

  • Al Mureed, 2008, Feature Documentary

  • Between Two Banks- 1999, Short Documentary

  • The Park, 1997, Short Fiction.

  • Ice Cream, 1997, Short Fiction.
















She has received the following Awards and Recognitions:


  • Award of Outstanding Excellence: Original Score, Docs  Without Borders Film Festival, DE, US, 2018.

  • Award of Outstanding Excellence: Editing, Docs        Without Borders Film Festival, DE, US, 2018.

  • Award of Outstanding Excellence: Viewer Impact: Motivational/Inspirational, Docs Without Borders Film Festival, DE, US, 2018.

  • Best Feature Documentary of April, Los Angeles Film Awards, 2018.

  • Best Experimental Feature Documentary, Portoviejo        Film Festival, Ecuador, 2018.

  • Special Mention, Oran International Arabic Film Festival, Oran, Algeria, 2018.

  • Award of Merit, Impact Docs Awards, LA, US, 2018.

  • Best Female Director, London Independent Film            Awards, London, April 2018.

  • Best Feature Documentary, Ismailia International Film Festival, Egypt, 2018.

  • Best Feature Documentary, DIFF, Emirati Muhr, Dubai, 2017.



  • First Prize, Al Owais Creative Award, The Cultural & Scientific Association, Dubai, 2017



  • Alexandria Mediterranean Countries Film Festival, Special Jury Prize Award, Egypt, 2015.


  • Best Non-Fiction Film, DIFF, Dubai, 2014.

  • Best Documentary, GCC Film Festival, 2016, Abu Dhabi.



  • Best Documentary, Al Owais Creative Award, The Cultural & Scientific Association, Dubai, 2014.


  • First Prize, GCC Film Festival, Kuwait, 2013, .

  • Special Jury Prize, Beirut Int. Film Festival. 2012

  • Second Prize, Documentary Competition, Gulf Film Festival, 2012.

  • First Prize, DIFF, Dubai, 2011.

  • Recognition for her contribution in filmmaking in the Gulf Region, , GCC Film Festival, 2013.




  • Best Director, GCC Film Festival, Qatar2012

  • First Prize on, Baghdad Int. Film Festival, Arab Women Directors' Competition, Iraq, 2011.

  • First Prize, Malmo Film Festival, Sweden, 2011

  • First Prize, Gulf Film Festival, 2011, Dubai

  • Special Jury Prize, Dubai International Film Festival, 2010  



  • Best Feature Documentary in the Gulf, Emirates FilmCompetition, Abu Dhabi Int. Film Festival, 2008.

  • Most Promising UAE Filmmaker, Dubai Int. Film Festival 2008.

  • Special Mention, Gulf Film Festival, Dubai 2008.


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Nujoom while directing Sounds of the Sea
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