Sameh Zoabi

Sameh Zoabi
© Courtesy Cinémed 2012
Film director, Screenwriter
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv

Sameh Zoabi was born in 1975 and raised in Iksal, a small Palestinian village near the city of Nazareth. In 1998, Zoabi graduated from Tel Aviv University with a double degree in Film Studies and English Literature. The following year, Sameh was awarded a three-year merit scholarship, which he used to pursue a Master's Degree at Columbia University in New York City. In February 2005, he completed his M.F.A. in Film Direction at Columbia's School of the Arts.
MAN WITHOUT A CELLPHONE, his first full-length feature film, won the Antigone d'or at the 33rd Cinemed in 2011.

SOURCES: DIFF, Durban, Catalog 2011 / Cinemed 2012


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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