Saudi Writer and Filmmaker Shahad Ameen announced her arrival in style with her short films, ‘Our Own Musical’ and ‘Leila’s Window’, which showed at the Gulf Film Festival and was named Best Film at the Saudi Film Festival. Her short film ‘Eye & Mermaid’ premiered at Dubai International Film Festival 2013 and was selected for competition at Toronto International Film Festival 2014, Stockholm Film Festival 2014 and Kortfilmfestivalen 2014 in Norway.
Eye & Mermaid was awarded First Prize in the Emirates Film Competition and Best Cinematography at the Abu Dhabi International Film Festival 2014 and was winner of the Best Fiction, International Competition at the NDU International Film Festival 2014 in Lebanon. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Video Production and Film Studies from the University of West London, and also holds a degree in Screenwriting.
Shahad will be speaking at a key panel discussion at this year’s WIM