Omar Shargawi

(1974 – )

Director. Born 1974, Denmark. Raised by his danish mother and palestinian father in Copenhagen. Self-taught director with previous experience working as a photographer.

Shargawi made his feature film debut as director 'Go with Peace Jamil' (2008). The film won several awards at international festivals - winning the VPRO Tiger Award in Rotterdam, the Church Prize and FIPRESCI Award in Göteborg and Best Director in Transylvania. 'Al Medina' (2015) is his second feature film as a director.

Shargawi also directed several documentaries. 'My Father from Haifa' (2009), about the director's father who as a child fled with his family from Palestine, took home two awards at the Dubai International Film Festival. In 2011 he co-directed 'Half a revolution'. His third documentary 'Western Arabs' (2019) was selected for Panorama at the Berlinale and was also selected for CPH:DOX.
Title Year Function Category
Wildland 2020 Omar DK/Feature
Riders of Justice 2020 Palle Olesen/Aharon Nahas Shadid DK/Feature
Western Arabs 2019 Direction, Appearance, Cinematographer, Editor, Executive producer DK/Documentary
The Guilty 2018 Rashid DK/Feature
Lifeboat 2018 Casting: children DK/Feature
Letters for Amina 2017 Mahmut DK/Feature
Al Medina 2015 Direction, Yusif, Screenplay, Editor DK/Feature
Nymphomaniac 2013 Thug 1 DK/Feature
1/2 revolution 2011 Direction, Script, Cinematography, Co-producer DK/Documentary
Fra Haifa til Nørrebro 2010 Direction, Sig selv, Cinematography DK/Documentary
R 2010 Bazhir DK/Feature
Go with peace Jamil 2008 Direction, Omar, Script DK/Feature
Scratch 2003 Lagermand 2 DK/Feature
Jesus & Josefine 2003 Pardos TV series