film-maker Sarah Francis
Sarah grew up and studied in Beirut. In 2005 her graduation short movie: 'Interferences' won the students film competition at the European Film Festival 2005. In this very first project, the theme of Beirut city was already present. She participated in several international workshops. Since 2006, she has been working as a freelance director for several production companies.
Her first feature film and documentary Birds of September (2013), which she directed and produced, premiered in the CPH:DOX main competition then screened in over 30 international festivals and museums (Art of the real, Lincoln Center (NYC), Stedelijk Museum (NL), DOXA (ca.) etc... ) and won several awards. ‘As Above so below’ is second feature film and premiered at the Berlinale Forum 2020. She is currently developing her first narrative project.