Laila Abbas

Laila Abbas

Palestine

Biography

Laila Abbas is a Palestinian filmmaker and academic. She started her career in TV but her passion to tell stories drove her to pursue writing and filmmaking. She studied film & TV producing in Royal Holloway University in the UK. Upon returning to Palestine, Laila worked as an instructor at the Institute of Modern Media at Alquds University for five years. Laila wrote and directed a documentary and a number of short fiction films. She’s now developing her short LOWEST PLACE ON EARTH and her feature film BARZAKH. Her filmography includes THE CHAIR (2017), MADAM EL (2016), and ICE & DUST (2014).