Dima Al Joundi | Crystal Films

Born in Lebanon on the 16 September 1966. She graduated in 1988 from the Cinema Institute in Brussels-INSAS- in Film Editing & Continuity with distinction.

In 1994, she directed and produced her first Medium Documentary “Between us two…Beirut”.   She moved to Paris in 1995 where she continued directing documentaries such as  “The silk road”, than left to Sri Lanka where she worked as a Producer-Director for Young Asia TV.  She directed the documentary “The mask of the night” And supervised youth training and street children.

In 1998 Crystal Films was established in Beirut, as a  Film production and Distribution company. “Khalass” a feature film by Borhane Alaouie was her first production.

Crystal Films was the pioneer of the first Europa Cinema Theatre in the MEA, the   “Salle SIX” and has distributed more than 25 Euro-Mediterranean films in the region.

In 2005, she Co-produced her documentary “Maid for sale” with Belgium & France, that has received several International awards. .Best audience award at vesoul Int Asian festival- 1st prize at Cawtar & IPPF Festival- & MDG United Nations Award-Tunis-Best Documentary & Critics Award at Khouribga Int.Festival-Morocco.   Best European Film in Bologna festival.

Since 2006: ♦ member of “”APIMED”" (Association of  Mediterranean Independent Producers)- Barcelona-Spain.

2010:  Senior Audiovisual expert for the evaluation of Euromed II Programme for the European Union -ref: FWC 228-917 Evaluation EAV II

- Producing & directing  for Al-Jazeera doc channel the films “Strangers’Cemetery” and “Play Time”.

In 2009,  Executive producer & International Co-production consultant on the Egyptian feature film     “EL-Shooq” by Khaled EL-Hagar, for Arabica Movies.

- Now, She’s writing and producing her new film “Dona Cesaria”.

2008-2010: Online course for the Catalunya University of Documentaries production and  Distribution.

Tutor in the field of Film production and Distribution between MEDA Countries and EU, in the AFIC workshop(Audiovisual Financing and Commercialisation) organised by INA-France and Euromed program.

2006-2007: Tutor of the Euromed 2 workshops (Production-Distribution-marketing)  For the “Media Business film school” joint to Madrid Business Film school.  2003-2005:Jury member of the Intergovernmental Francofone Agency (Film funding)

2003-2004: professor of the Master degree in Film and TV production at ALBA university  Lebanon. A joint venture with the INA-France. 2003:  Tutor of the Medea-Euromed Workshops for Film Marketing & Distribution-Spain. “