Qutaiba Barhamji

Born in Damascus, Qutaiba Barhamji is an award-winning film director and editor currently based in France. He has edited more than 50 films in 20 different languages, including both feature documentaries and fiction films. His works have been shown around the world at festivals including Venice, Berlin, IDFA, Rotterdam, Paris, Nyon, and many others. Among them are Venice film festival multi-award-winning documentary film Still Recording (2018) dir. Ghiath Ayoub and Saeed Al Batal and the feature film representing Egypt at the Oscars Poisonous Roses (2018) dir. by Ahmed Fawzi. Qutaiba also works as an editing consultant and trainer for several organizations and universities in Europe and the Middle East. As a juror, he has participated in numerous festivals and funds, including Sundance Documentary Fund, Docudays UA, Minsk International Film Festival Listapad, among others. His first feature-length documentary film as a director Gevar’s Land participated in more than 20 festivals including Cinéma du Réel, Doclisboa, Ji.hlava, IDFA 2020 and Odessa International Film Festival Special mention of the Jury.