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Happy Holidays

Fall Grants 2018 - Production Stage
Current project status: PRODUCTION

Scandar Copti / Feature Narrative / Palestine, Qatar / 2019 / 110 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Drama, Social Issues, Identity


A student’s involvement in a minor accident sets off a chain reaction of events that leads to the exposition of her double life, as well as the double lives of some of her relatives.


Scandar Copti
Scandar Copti
Jean Bréhat, Dorothe Beinemeier, Tony Copti

About the Director

Scandar Copti is a Palestinian filmmaker and visual artist, known for his film 'Ajami' (2009) that has won more than 15 awards, including the Camera d'Or Special Mention at Cannes, as well as a nomination for the 82nd Academy Awards. Copti’s video art projects have been exhibited worldwide at venues such as Gutman Museum, NYU gallery at Abu Dhabi, b_tour Foothold Festival, Beit Alkarmeh and the Oslo Kunstforening Art Gallery, among others. Copti headed the Film and New Media program at NYU Abu Dhabi from 2014 to 2017, and he’s currently teaching at NYUAD and working on his film 'Happy Holidays'.

Production Company Profile

In 2011, Tony and his brother Jiries joined forces and created Fresco Films—a fresh and dynamic company that specializes in developing and producing feature films having in mind the general audience as well as the highest artistic value of the project. Fresco Films provides hands-on production services with finance structuring. Many of our clients are international feature film and television production companies. We provide comprehensive, turnkey production and location support for shooting in Israel, the West Bank and Jordan. Work includes; 'The Attack' by Ziad Doueiri produced by Jean Brehat, 3B productions and 'Girrafada' by Rani Massalha produced by Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre, MACT productions.


  • Main Contact

    Dorothe Beinemeier


  • Production Company

    Fresco Films

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