Motaz Matar, Assistant Professor

Motaz Matar is an award-winning Palestinian Film and TV Director and Screenwriter holding an MFA degree in Cinematic Arts, and an MA in Serial storytelling from Cologne, Germany where he was the first Arab selected in the third cohort amongst 10 International students. For four years he taught university-level film production, and design in Dubai, Sharjah, and Jordan. With his experience as an independent film and TV director, Motaz has gained knowledge in his field that led to recognition in several regional TV Channels and Film Festivals in the Middle-east and throughout the world. In 2012 Motaz was awarded the Golden Award at the PromaxBDA Arabia for a Television teaser he wrote and directed. In 2017 Motaz’s first feature film “Slingshot” has been officially selected in the Mediterranean film festival in Cannes and the Culcutta International film festival. Motaz is the founder of the First Arab Chat Fiction Mobile Application “Hakawaty” which aims to revolutionize the way stories are consumed in the Arab world. Motaz’s vision is to use his passion for storytelling to share meaningful human experiences through art and education.