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Born in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Born in Dubai, Mahdi Fleifel lives and works between Denmark, England and Greece. A graduate of the UK's National Film & Television School, he studied Fiction Directing under Stephen Frears and Pawel Pawlikowski. In 2010 he founded the London based production company Nakba FilmWorks with Irish producer Patrick Campbell.

Fleifel's critically acclaimed debut feature, A WORLD NOT OURS, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and received over 30 awards, including the Berlinale Peace Film Prize, and the Edinburgh, Yamagata and DOC:NYC Grand Jury Prizes. He was named Best New Nordic Voice at Nordisk Panorama, and received the New Talent Award at CPH:DOX in 2013.

In 2016 Fleifel won a Silver Bear for A MAN RETURNED. His follow up, A DROWNING MAN, was selected in the Official Competition at Cannes, and was nominated for a BAFTA. His last film, I SIGNED THE PETITION, won Best Documentary Short at IDFA and was nominated for the 2018 European Film Awards.

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Trivia (6)

Came to Denmark as a refugee from Lebanon in 1988.
Graduated from the National Film and Television School in England.
He was a DAAD Artist Fellow in 2017.
Was a resident at the Cannes Cinéfondation in 2013.
Both his films A DROWNING MAN and A WORLD NOT OURS qualified for Oscar consideration.
Received the Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst Fellowship in 2015, and the Danish Arts Foundation Grants in 2014 and 2018.

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