Mahmoud Al Massad has received international acclaim for his documentaries SHATTER HASSAN, RECYCLE and THIS IS MY PICTURE WHEN I WAS DEAD, reaching international and regional audiences. The Arab World Child Association chose Al Massad to be the 2002 Arab Ambassador of Culture. His work was used in the curriculum of film academies all over Europe. Both feature films, RECYCLE and THIS IS MY PICTURE WHEN I WAS DEAD, were supported by the Sundance Film Institute. RECYCLE was awarded the World Best Cinematography Award at Sundance in 2008, screened at over 130 international film festivals and was theatrically released in several European countries as well as screened on ITVS Independent Lens (USA). THIS IS MY PICTURE premiered at IDFA in 2010 and won the Best Documentary Award at Dubai International Film Festival. His latest project BLESSED BENEFIT received the Abu Dhabi Film Commission Shasha Grant among more than 120 projects, and has been selected for the Cannes Festival’s program L’ATELIER 2012.
Director / writer / producer
2009: ORUSH&OSMAN, 22minutes.
2006: 30 M OF SILENCE, 35 minutes.
2004: ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE MIDDLE EAST, 2 minutes.
2002: GARE DU LYON, 8 minutes.
2002: SHATTER HASSAN, 45 minutes.
2002: MERCATOR CARTIE, 64 minutes.
1998: RITUAL, 12 minutes.
1998: BLOCK B, 12 minutes
1997: HUMAN LANDSCAPE, 35 minutes.