Biography            

Yaser Kassab is a filmmaker born in Syria and based in Stockholm, he studied fine arts photography in Sweden, and he is studying master in film at Gothenburg university.
His films got international appreciation and screened at Cinema du reel, Vision du reel, Festival dei popoli, IDFA, RIDM,  and other festivals.
And got many awards, like Joris Ivens award at cinema du reel 2017 as the best first film, and the best mid-length documentary at the 58th edition of Festival dei Popoli/ Florence 2017, and other awards.
His films produced by Zenloop productions, a production house founded in 2014 by Yaser and and Rima Alhamedd, the company produced  many independent films that got an international appreciation and many prizes. 
https://zenloopproductions.com/ 


Filmography:

 - “I have seen nothing, I have seen all” 20Min documentary 2019 
Premiered at the 50th edition of Vision du reel film festival 2019 Nyon, and screened at 60th edition of festival dei popoli, Carthage, Cairo, and Open city film festival, London shorts, Toronto Arab film festival,
Leiden Shorts

 “On the edge of life" 45Min, documentary 2017 
Premiered at the 39th edition of Cinema du reel film festival paris, and officially selected at many other prestigious film festivals like, festival dei popoli, IDFA, RIDM, Tempo.
Awards: Joris Ivens / Cnap award as the best first film at the 39th edition of cinema du reel.
Best mid-length documentary at the 58th edition of Festival dei Popoli.
Best documentary and best mid-length documentary at the 15th edition of Tirana Film Festival. The jury prize at the 13th edition of festival du Film de Famille,Paris. 

" Mixed media" 5Min, video art 2016
 premiered at Independent Days 17| International Film Festival, Germany. 

“Take it ” 1Min
 video art 2012 Screened at many festivals in the USA and Europe


News:
- International mentoring initiative, Connecting Stories, a nine-month programme being run with the support of British Council.
https://www.scottishdocinstitute.com/2021/05/04/connecting-stories-participants-announced/ 

- Winners of Sharjah Film Platform awards: Syrian director Yaser Kassab
https://www.thenationalnews.com/arts-culture/film/all-the-winners-of-sharjah-film-platform-awards-syrian-director-yaser-kassab-among-filmmakers-honoured-1.1117735

-Through Solidarity, We Survive' initiative:
Coculture and Artist Training are also presenting the selected artwork in a Berlin city campaign. The posters will be hung throughout the city (e.g., windows, balconies, billboards, walls, etc.).
* The posters will also be presented in an exhibition and in a city campaign in Oslo during the Oslo World Festival from the 27th of October to the 1st of November, courtesy of Oslo World.
https://www.osloworld.no/festival/arrangement/through-solidarity-we-survive 

-Documentary salong 2020 in Norrköping ARBETETS MUSEUM
https://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/arbetetsmuseum/pressreleases/ansoekningsrekord-foer-dokumentaerfotosalongen-haer-aer-aarets-deltagare-2999510

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