Waad Waad Al Kateab

BAFTA, EMMY & CANNES award-winning filmmaker

Waad al-Kateab is a Syrian activist and award-winning filmmaker, whose debut feature film, For Sama, won a BAFTA for Best Documentary and received a nomination at the Academy Awards 2020. Waad, who lives in London with her family, is co-founder of the Action For Sama campaign and is currently working on new documentary films. One of these is “We Dare To Dream”, which covers athletes in the Olympic Refugee Team, commissioned by the IOC for XTR, which had its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival in June 2023. Waad also dedicates time to her advocacy campaign, Action For Sama. In 2021, Waad was announced as the recipient of the Academy Gold Fellowship for Women by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences