Meet Film2future 2021 Student Ambassador, Joel Al Hassanieh

Joel Al Hassanieh is a Lebanese actress, writer, and director. Since she was a little girl, movies and TV shows have been a whole other world she could visit, and her passion for cinema and drama only grew stronger as she got older.

Joel got accepted into Film2Future, where she pitched, wrote, and directed Rasha, a short film based on origin stories, which later received the 2021 Best Directing Award.

Through Film2Future, she landed an internship with Small Dog Picture Company, writing script, book, and podcast coverage, and learned more about the business of pre-production. Joel is fluent in Arabic and, because of this, recently landed a position as a post-production Subtitles Translator for the documentary Sirens directed by Rita Baghdadi.

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