Hamad Yousef Marouf Al-Nouri

Hamad Al-Nouri is a highly accomplished and experienced director with a passion for television, film, and press. With a bachelor´s degree in Journalism and Media, he has demonstrated his expertise in delivering outstanding programs and coverages. His directorial skills have been showcased in a wide range of successful productions, including documentaries, series, and films.

Hamad´s work has garnered critical acclaim and multiple awards at prestigious international festivals. With his exceptional talent and dedication, he continues to make significant contributions to the industry.


Your project takes part in our festival. What is your project about?
My project is a documentary film called "Battle of the Bridges," which combines elements of documentary and docudrama. It explores themes of freedom, social justice, and protest in a unique and somewhat war-like fashion.

What were your requirements for actors to take part in your film?
The actors needed to be suitable for the roles and capable of embodying the required characters. Their professionalism and ability to bring the characters to life were important requirements.



How did you communicate with the cameraman?
The cameraman is a vital element in creating a skilled cinematographic composition. They serve as the director's second eye, so establishing seamless integration and cooperation is essential to capture scenes with precision and convey a clear message to the audience.


What locations did you choose for your project? And why?
I carefully selected shooting locations that aligned with the event's reality and conveyed a sense of professionalism. The closer the imagery matched the depicted scenes, the more immersive the film became for viewers, allowing them to truly experience the story.

Why should distributors buy your film?
My film delves into an important historical event, highlighting the concept of international legitimacy and the significance of the military in a nation. It also explores the theme of freedom and its importance, presenting multiple aspects in an innovative and professional manner. This thought-provoking documentary is rare, particularly in its subject matter and narrative. Executed with the highest standards of artistic and cinematic quality, the film has already garnered international acclaim and awards. These factors make it highly appealing and likely to generate audience demand.

What expressive elements did you incorporate in your project? How would you characterize your work?
I employed various expressive elements in my project, including dramatic acting to facilitate a clear and captivating portrayal of the story's emotions. Additionally, rare encounters with actual leaders involved in the event, as well as the integration of archival footage and graphics, were utilized. My work tells the story concisely, maintaining a gripping and meticulous attention to detail while exhibiting professional cinematic execution.


At which festivals have you achieved success? Has the film already premiered? If so, where?
My film has already achieved success and received awards at the following festivals:
- Accolade Global Film Competition (USA): Award of Merit for Documentary Feature and Award of Merit for Liberation/Social Justice/Protest.
- ANATOLIAN FILM AWARDS (Turkey): Award of Merit for Best Documentary and Award of Merit for Best Social Justice.
Currently, we are awaiting the results of the finals at the following festivals:
- Rotterdam Independent Film Festival (Netherlands)
- Vancouver Movie Awards (Canada)
- Phoenix Shorts (Canada)

Additionally, the film has received nominations at numerous other festivals and continues to gather recognition.

What motivated you to become a filmmaker?
From a young age, I possessed the ability to shape and express my ideas and opinions through visual imagery. I have a deep passion for art and believe that filmmaking is a professional medium that can effectively convey messages, often surpassing the limitations of words. Filmmaking combines various art forms, including music, visuals, graphics, and composition, allowing for meaningful expression.

Which movies are your favorites? And why?
I appreciate films that are grounded in reality or that transport ideas and opinions while demonstrating a high level of artistic professionalism. Examples include "Omar Mukhtar," "The Lord of the Rings," and "Titanic."

What topics do you like to explore in your work?
In general, I engage with topics that have an impact and value, particularly those that evoke strong emotions and resonate with the audience. Examples include heritage and civilization, social issues, and supporting or challenging specific ideas. I enjoy incorporating drama into my documentary work.

What genre do you enjoy shooting, and why?
The genre I choose to shoot depends on the requirements of the film. Each film has its unique atmosphere and context. Personally, I appreciate creating expressive and professional cinematography on the screen.

What project would you like to shoot one day, and what would it be about?
I aspire to shoot a documentary film about an ancient civilization, executed in a dramatic fashion. Additionally, I am interested in creating a science-based futuristic documentary that explores new frontiers.

How has COVID-19 affected your filmmaking life?
The impact of COVID-19 has been a positive one, fostering a spirit of resilience and innovation within me.

What do you do when you're not thinking about a movie? What are your hobbies?
When I'm not immersed in the world of filmmaking, I enjoy engaging in various other activities. I may work as an international coach, a professional graphic designer, or a renowned content creator.

What projects do you plan to shoot in the future?
I am currently in the process of developing several projects, including one that is currently in production. These projects center around humanitarian themes and aim to promote values and freedom.