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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.
Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
Western Arabs 2019 Direction, Appearance, Cinematographer, Editor, Executive producer DK/Documentary
Wildland 2019 Omar DK/Feature
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

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
VPRO Tiger Award 2008 Rotterdam, International Film Festival 2008 Ma salama Jamil
FIPRESCI AWARD 2008 Göteborg International Film Festival 2008 Ma salama Jamil
Church of Sweden Film Prize 2008 Göteborg International Film Festival 2008 Ma salama Jamil
Best Director 2008 Transilvania International Film Festival 2008 Ma salama Jamil
Special Section 2012 Cairo Ismailia Film Festival 2012 1/2 revolution
Grand Prix 2008 Warsaw International Film Festival 2008 Ma salama Jamil
Special Prize of The Jury 2010 Dubai International Film Festival 2010 Fra Haifa til Nørrebro
Peoples Choice Award 2010 Dubai International Film Festival 2010 Fra Haifa til Nørrebro
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.

Festivals

Festival Festival date Film
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2019-05-10 Western Arabs
CPH:DOX 2019-03-20 Western Arabs
Berlinale 2019-02-07 Western Arabs
Dubai International Film Festival 2015-12-09 Al Medina
Tehran, Cinéma Vérité, Documentary Film Festival 2012-11-03 1/2 revolution
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2012-10-23 1/2 revolution
Dokufest Prizren 2012-07-07 1/2 revolution
Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 2012-07-05 1/2 revolution
SilverDocs AFI Documentary Festival 2012-06-18 1/2 revolution
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2012-06-13 1/2 revolution
Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2012-03-22 1/2 revolution
Trondheim Kosmorama International Film Festival 2012-03-19 1/2 revolution
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2012-03-09 1/2 revolution
Berlinale 2012-02-09 1/2 revolution
Göteborg International Film Festival 2012-01-27 Ma salama Jamil
Sundance Film Festival 2012-01-19 1/2 revolution
Dubai International Film Festival 2011-12-07 1/2 revolution
CPH:DOX 2011-11-03 1/2 revolution
Aarhus, Nordisk Panorama 2011-09-23 1/2 revolution
Dubai International Film Festival 2010-12-12 Fra Haifa til Nørrebro
Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 2010-07-08 Fra Haifa til Nørrebro
Torun, Camerimage 2008-11-29 Ma salama Jamil
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2008-11-28 Ma salama Jamil
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2008-11-13 Ma salama Jamil
Tokyo International Film Festival 2008-10-18 Ma salama Jamil
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2008-10-17 Ma salama Jamil
Chicago International Film Festival 2008-10-16 Ma salama Jamil
Warsaw International Film Festival 2008-10-10 Ma salama Jamil
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 2008-10-07 Ma salama Jamil
Helsinki Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2008-09-18 Ma salama Jamil
Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 2008-07-10 Ma salama Jamil
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2008-07-04 Ma salama Jamil
München International Film Festival 2008-06-20 Ma salama Jamil
Transilvania International Film Festival 2008-05-30 Ma salama Jamil
Seattle International Film Festival 2008-05-22 Ma salama Jamil
Berlinale 2008-02-07 Ma salama Jamil
Göteborg International Film Festival 2008-01-25 Ma salama Jamil
Rotterdam, International Film Festival 2008-01-23 Ma salama Jamil
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.