Lebanese director Pamela Nassour has been selected to take part in an invitation-only program at the international, New-York-based FFTG Awards Film Festival.
Nassour is among 5 people picked from different countries to join the Official Selection Committee 2021, as part of the We, The Chosen Ones program, FFTG Awards announced on Wednesday.
The said program gives “hand-picked” filmmakers, storytellers, writers, editors, and artists in different fields the opportunity to view and review various movies, screenplays, and narratives.
Nassour is an award-winning director, film critic, and educator who hails from Rachiine, North Lebanon.
Her film Ila Haythou (To Nowhere), which took 5 years of work before it had its run at international film festivals, won numerous awards that include several 2020 FFTG Jury Choice Awards, including for Best Experimental Artistic Film, Best Editing of Short Film, Best Woman Director of Short Film, and Best Soundtrack of Short Film.
Nassour, whose filmmaking career started with assistant-director and editor roles for various TV commercials and music videos, holds a master’s degree in visual arts – cinema and television from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK).
She is also currently pursuing a Ph.D. in contemporary Latin American cinema at Saint Joseph University. In addition to filmmaking, Nassour works as an instructor at the Lebanese International University.
On her selection to be part of the Official Selection Committee, FFTG Awards quoted her as saying: “I believe, cinema is a way that crosses borders. It speaks to us, no matter the language [and] background, and such an art form is what brings all of us together.”
“With FFTG, this belief is in action. This unique program, We, The Chosen Ones… combines artists from various backgrounds from around the world for only one reason: Love of the creative process,” Nassour concluded.