Akram Zaatari

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Akram Zaatari (Arabic: أكرم زعتري; born in 1966, Sidon, Lebanon) is a video artist, curator, and co-founder of the Arab Image Foundation (Beirut).


  • Master of Arts in Media Studies, The New School University, New York (1995)
  • Bachelor of Architecture, The American University of Beirut (1989)


  • Yanghun Prize, Korea (2011)
  • 1st prize VideoBrasil 2011 for Tomorrow Everything will be Alright, Brazil (2011)
  • FAIR PLAY Video Art Festival Berlin, 1st Prize for “Red Chewing Gum” (2005)
  • Prix SON. FID Marseille for “This Day” (2004)
  • First Prize at the Ismailia film Festival for “Her + Him Van Leo” (2002)
  • Special Jury Award, Videolisboa, for “Red Chewing Gum” (2001)
  • Best documentary & best director, Beirut film festival, for "Crazy of You" (1998)
  • Best international short video, Antalya Golden Orange film festival, for "Crazy of You" (1998)

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