DER Filmmaker Tala Hadid

Tala Hadid

United States
  • Writer/Director/Photographer Tala Hadid made her first film Sacred Poet on Pier Paolo Pasolini. The author of several short films, she completed Tes Cheveux Noirs Ihsan which received an Academy Award, and won the Panorama Best Short Film Award at the Berlin Film Festival. It went on to win several prizes including the Kodak/Cinecolor Prize, Best film and Best actress award at the Tangiers National Film Festival and awards from the Global Film Initiative, the Milos Forman grant, and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Hadid’s work has screened, among other venues, at the MoMA in New York City, L’Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, the Goteberg Kunsthalle in Sweden, the Goethe Institute/Cairo, the Los Angeles County Museum, la Cinémathèque Française in Paris and the Photographer’s Gallery in London. In 2010/2011 Hadid worked on her long term project Heterotopia, a series of photographs documenting life in a New York City brothel. In the autumn of 2013, the Fine Art photography publisher Stern published a volume of a selection of Hadid’s photographs as part of its Stern Fotografie Portfolio series of emerging photographers. In 2014, Hadid completed work on Itarr el Layl (The Narrow Frame of Midnight). The award-winning film premiered at the Toronto film Festival and went on to screen at numerous film festivals and venues around the world, including the Lincoln Center in New York, the Rome Film Festival, London Film Festival and the Walker Arts Center.

    House in the Fields 2017
    Itar el Layl/The Narrow Frame of Midnight (Morocco/France/UK/Qatar) 2014
    Tes Cheveux Noirs Ihsan/Your Dark Hair Ihsan (Morocco) 2005
    Windsleepers (Russia) 2001
    Kodaks (USA) 2000
    Sacred Poet: a portrait of Pier Paolo Pasolini (Italy/France) 1996