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Deema Amr

Deema Amr

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  • Country of residence : United Arab Emirates
  • Gender : Female
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Deema Amr is an independent filmmaker and screenwriter currently residing in Dubai, UAE. The first Jordanian female to ever direct a feature length Fiction film “A 7 Hour Difference” winner of “Best International Feature” at Manhattan Film Festival, and Officially selected at Dubai International Film Festival 2011, Tenerife International Film Festival 2012, Malmo Arab Film Festival 2012, Salento International Film Festival with more festivals to come. The film is set on hold for theatrical release as it is seeking funds to complete works on post sound.
 
Born and raised in Saudi Arabia in the 80s and 90s, a dream of having a career in film, was literally just a dream and had almost no chance of ever coming to realization. After her return to Jordan for university, Deema received her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the New York Institute of Technology in 2005 in Amman. However, her sincere passion for film made her determined to pursue her destiny. In 2006 She attended the New York Film Academy in London and has ever since worked as a freelance filmmaker, which enabled her to gain experience in many aspects of filmmaking as well as many forms ranging from short films, documentaries, PSAs, and music videos. Within one year from her return from NYFA back to Jordan, Deema had work broadcasted on most Arab satellite TV channels such as Future TV, Rotana, MTV Arabia, ART, MBC and many more.
 
In 2010, Deema graduated from the Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts (RSICA) inaugural class where she received an MFA in Directing and Editing. Four months later, her feature screenplay “A 7 Hour Difference” was picked up for funding by the Royal Film Commission of Jordan under their Educational Feature Film Program tailored for first time directors.
 
“A 7 Hour Difference” is the first Jordanian feature film of it’s kind as it’s a light romantic drama, the film is circulating the festival circuit with plans of theatrical distribution in the Middle East and Sweden. With the making of this film, Deema has entered history as the first woman to ever direct a Jordanian feature length film, an honor she is highly proud of.
 
Deema is now working as a program producer for MBC Group TV in Dubai, UAE.


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