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Bandar Albuliwi

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Bandar Albuliwi

Meet Bandar Albuliwi

Assistant Professor of Film/Media Arts, Communication

Education: 2010 American Film Institute Conservatory, MFA
2007 Brooklyn College/City University of New York, B.A.

Courses Taught: American Cinema
Screenwriting
Narrative Production

Career Specialties: Writing, directing and producing for film and television

Professional and Community Activities: An award-winning filmmaker born in Brooklyn, NY, Albuliwi received an MFA in film directing from the prestigious American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles. His recent feature film, Peace after Marriage , was winner of the Creative Promise Award at the Tribeca Film Festival and is available on Netflix, iTunes and Amazon VOD.

Before transitioning into filmmaking, Albuliwi acted off-Broadway in the award-winning production of Back of the Throat by Yussef El Guindi. As a playwright, he has had two stage-plays produced off-Broadway at the American Theatre of Actors.

Honors and Awards: Princeton Fellow in the Creative and Performing Arts
Sundance Film Festival – Screenwriting Lab – Finalist
Berlinale International Film Festival – Talent Lab
Tribeca Film Festival – Creative Promise Award
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – Directing Fellowship American Film Institute Conservatory – Directing Fellow Hewlett Packard Grant – Receipt
Grand Marnier Fellowship Award – New York Film Festival

FILM AWARDS

2015 – Peace after Marriage (35mm, Feature Film) – Director/Producer ** Available on Netflix, iTunes, Amazon VOD, Hulu **
Winner – Creative Promise Award – Tribeca Film Festival Winner – Audience Award – Montpelier International Mediterranean Film Festival
Winner – Grand Jury Award – Best Actor – Montpelier International Mediterranean Film Festival
Nominated – Audience Award – Abu Dhabi International Film Festival
Nominated – International Jury Award – Sao Paulo International Film Festival
Nominated – Audience Award – Sao Paulo International Film Festival
Nominated – Best Film – Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival Nominated – Audience Award – Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival
Nominated – Best Film – Brussels International Mediterranean Film Festival
Official Selection – Hong Kong International Film Festival Official Selection – San Diego Jewish Film Festival
Official Selection – San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Industry Screening – AFI FEST – American Film Market Industry Screening – Cannes International Film Festival - Cannes Market

2010 – Azad (Super 16mm, Short Film) – Director ** Available on iTunes **
Winner – Best Film – Hong Kong International Film Festival Winner – Best Film – Guadalajara Mexican Film Festival Nominated – Tiger Award for Short Film – Rotterdam International Film Festival
Nominated – Grand Jury Prize – Miami Film Festival Nominated – Audience Award – Heartland Film Festival Official Selection – Hawaii International Film Festival
Official Selection – AFI Film Festival
Official Selection – White Sands International Film Festival Official Selection – Las Cruces International Film Festival Official Selection – Ruby Mountain International Film Festival Special Screening – United Nations
Industry Screening – Directors Guild of American

2007 – Broadway Bound (Super 16mm, Short Film) Writer/Director
Winner – Grand Marnier Fellowship Award – New York Film Festival
Winner – Prix Panavision Award – Avignon Film Festival Winner – Emerging Director Award – Asian American International Film Festival
Nominated – Audience Award – Los Angeles Film Festival Official Selection – AFI Film Festival
Official Selection – Cannes International Film Festival – Short Film Corner

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