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Mahdi Fleifel

Mahdi Fleifel is a Palestinian filmmaker and visual artist based in London. He was born in Dubai, raised in the Ain El-Helweh refugee camp in Lebanon and later in the suburbs of Elsinore, Denmark. He graduated from the British National Film and Television School in 2009. His recently completed feature documentary ‘A World Not Ours’ is currently touring the festival circuit and has already picked up multiple awards.

Country of origin: Palestine, Lebanon
Xenoz tells the untold stories of Palestinian refugees living on the streets of Athens, Greece: their day-to-day survival methods, both in terms of food and shelter, and in terms of their mental wellbeing. With the heavy toll that their dash for freedom has taken, do they still believe in the dream of Europe?
Director: Mahdi Fleifel
Producer: Patrick Campbell
Production Company: Nakba FilmWorks
Berlinale Shorts program - Germany 2014
Miami International Film Festival - Papi Shorts Competition USA –2014
Cinéma du réel – International shorts competition Paris, France –2014
Busan International Short Film Festival 2014 - Official Competition South Korea – 2014
Documenta Madrid 2014 - Official Shorts Competition Spain –2014
Houston Palestine Film Festival Texas, USA –2014
Ismailia International Film Festival Egypt – 2014
Sydney Film Festival - Shorts Competition Australia –2014
Mediterranean Film Festival Split - Shorts Competition Croatia – 2014
Sheffield Doc Fest UK - 2014
Edinburgh International Film Festival - Out of Competition Uk – 2014
Durban International Film, South Africa 2014
Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia 2014
Le printemps des cinemas Arabes, Paris 2014
Arab Camera Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands 2014
AanKorb Film Festival, London, UK 2014: Best short Film
Arab Camera Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands 2014
FOKUS Video Kunst Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark 2015
MinimalenKortfilmfestival, Norway 2015: Best Nordic Film
Long Week of Short Films in Shanghai, China 2015: Special Award