The 28th Galway Film Fleadh, in association with Screen Training Ireland, is delighted to announce that Najwa Najjar will be the subject of this year’s Directors Masterclass.

Writer/ Director Najwa Najjar received her BA in Political Science and Economics, MA in Film/Video Production (US). She has worked in both documentary and fiction since 2000. Her critically acclaimed debut was the feature filmPomegranates and Myrrh (2009) picked up 10 international awards, sold worldwide and was released theatrically and screened at over 80 international festivals.

Her latest film, Eyes of a Thief (screening in the Town Hall Theatre on Thursday July 7th at 4p.m.), has already won Best Director and Best Actor awards, and was the Palestinian nomination for the 2015 Oscars. Previous work includes several award-winning films also shown worldwide (Berlin, Cannes, Locarno, Hamptons,): Yasmine Tughani (2006), Naim and Wadee’a (2000),Quintessence of Oblivion (2001), Blue Gold (2004), A Boy Called Mohamad (2002), and They Came from the East which opened the 2004 European Academy Awards.

The masterclass costs €25 and will take place on Friday the 8th of July from 11am – 1pm in the Radisson Hotel, Galway.  The closing date for applications is: 1pm Friday – the 1st of July 2016. Click here for more information.