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QFF Fall 2018 - Development, Production Stage

Hassan Al-Jahni / Short Narrative / Interests: Animation


A young girl seeks to capture the local Ms7ar to wake up her dying grandmother, but can she overcome her fear of the dark to save her grandma?

About the Director

Hassan Al-Jahni is a Qatari filmmaker. He graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Media, Industries, and Technologies and a concentration in film and Middle Eastern studies. Intrigued by animation and worldbuilding, he wrote and directed his first animated short ‘Emsahar’. His work is inspired by local and regional culture and a need to bring Arab stories to the forefront of global cinema. Currently, Al-Jahni is pursuing his MFA in Film and Television at USC.

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