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You are in: Home > 2008. 56th Edition  > Awards and Jury Members > Official Selection Jury Members > NADINE LABAKI

Born in Lebanon in 1974, film director Nadine Labaki studied communication art at Saint Joseph University in Beirut and graduated in 1997. 11 rue Pasteur, her school film project was awarded first prize for short films in the Beirut Film Festival in 1997 and first prize for short films at IMA’s Biennale du Cinéma Arabe in Paris in 1998.

She went on to directing commercials and many musical clips for well known Middle-Eastern entertainers, and was awarded several prizes in 2002 and 2003.

In 2004, she attended the Résidence du Festival de Cannes to write Caramel, her first feature length film, which premiered in Cannes 2007 in the Directors’ Fortnight and won the TCM-Audience Award and the Youth Award at San Sebastian Festival.


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