Biography

Lina Matta is a curator, director and producer of film, television and online programming.

She is the founder and curator of ANA Contemporary Arab Cinema, an annual film series celebrating present-day Arab directors at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Westchester and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York. She is also the current director of MBC 2, MBC 4, MBC Max and MBC Variety. Prior to her work at MBC, she relaunched Dubai One, Dubai Media Incorporated's English-language TV channel. She is also the co-founder of the New York-based Brown Hats Productions, which produced the two award-winning documentaries Running for Bogota and Prison Lullabies and an American online literary talk show, Titlepage.tv.

Matta sits on the advisory board of the Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication at the American University in Dubai and is a voting member of The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

She lives and works between New York, Dubai and Beirut.
SAF participation:
Sharjah Film Platform (2019)

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