After receiving her B.A. in Mass Communication from the American University in Cairo, Dima Hamdallah worked as a freelance journalist and Assistant at the Center for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage- CULTNAT in Egypt. She joined the Royal Film Commission – Jordan (RFC) in October 2007 as Media Relations Officer of the Communication and Culture department.
She received her M.A. (with Distinction) in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Sheffield, UK in 2010. Throughout the course of her study, she produced several short TV and radio programmes. She was invited to present her unique graduation project about the British coal miners’ strike of 1984-85, at Northern College in Wentworth, UK. She returned to the RFC to occupy the position of Media and Programming Coordinator.
She has assisted in programming and organising numerous film events for Arab and international films, including the European Film Festival and the Franco-Arab Film Festival that are held yearly in Amman. For the latter, she managed the Jordanian Short Film Competition. She has taken part in several international festivals abroad and was a jury member at the Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden.
In 2011, Dima Hamdallah has worked as a Script assistant and Producer of narrative feature-length film “Blessed Benefit” by Jordanian Director Mahmoud Al Massad. The project was selected for the Cannes Film Festival’s programme, L’Atelier in 2012 and she was invited by Doha Film Institute to attend the Cannes Producers Network for “Blessed Benefit”