Razan Takash- Senior Film Lecturer at SAE Dubai
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Razan Takash

Head of Film Department


Razan is an award-winning Writer/Director/Producer with a production experience of over 10 years in the UAE and Middle East.

Razan holds a MFA in Directing from RSICA as part of a film MFA program under USC. She was involved on the sets of Hollywood films like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Zero Dark Thirty. She wrote and directed the winning film “Shah Mat” which received the 1st Place Award at the 48hour Film Project Dubai 2016 where she also received awards for “Best Director” and “Best Special Effects/Post Production”. In 2020, she won a Mary Shelley Award at Other Worlds Austin Film Festival which is awarded to the artist whose film best furthers the involvement and representation of women in genre filmmaking.

Her short science fiction film “M1das” has found success in more than 24 International Film Festivals and has won 8 awards including Best Sci-Fi Short at Florence Film Awards, Berlin Movie Awards, Silver Award at the Hollywood Gold Awards and Best Female Director at the Indie Filmmaker Awards.

Recently, Razan’s debut feature film project entitled “Zaina’s Wedding” has won an in-development fund at the Amman Film Industry Days Pitching Platform – Amman International Film Festival.


Razan Takash has completed the following qualifications:
MFA in Directing Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts