Darine Hotait

New York, NY, USA


Darine Hotait is an Arab American writer and film director. Her short films can be seen on SundanceTV, BBC Channel, AMC Networks, ShortsTV and at international film festivals. She is the recipient of the New York Council on The Arts Artist Award, The New York Foundation For The Arts Fellowship, The AFAC Cinema Award, The Culture Resource Fund, and a Goethe Award nomination. Her work has been supported by Cannes’ International Scriptwriters' Pavilion at Cannes Film Festival, The Independent Film Project in New York, The Sundance Institute and the Royal Film Commission. She is the founder of Cinephilia–named top 5 creative incubators by INC. focused on championing filmmakers & storytellers of Middle Eastern and African background.