Palestine Territories
Pre-Jury

​A pre-jury of more than 30 local science education and science communication professionals from the participating countries are closely involved in the selection of the films.

In the region of Middle East & North Africa the pre-jury in 2018 consisted of the following members:
Lama F. M. Rabah

Palestine Territories

She Studied Radio and TV broadcast in Birzeit University, and has been a member of the media committee of the “Science Days in Palestine” Festival and the “Science Film Festival” for two years.

Lama F. M. Rabah

Researcher in Educational Media in the Educational Research and Development Program/A.M Qattan Foundation in Palestine

Ayman Elsayed

Egypt

Mr. Elsayed got his Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University in 2002, and joined the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in the same year. His experience in managing informal educational programs, and events has developed over the years through his work, designing and supervising educational activities under the umbrella of Science and Technology, dedicated to children and the public at large. He succeeded in extending Hands-on Science activities to other governorates, through PSC affiliated centers and outreach programs all over Egypt. MElsayed has also developed great expertise and networking through establishing numerous collaborations and partnerships with international science centers and museums.

Ayman Elsayed

Director of the Planetarium Science Center,
Library of Alexandria

Dr. Shams Eldin Younis Nagmeldin

Sudan

Dr. Shams Eldin Younis Nagmeldin, Born in Atbara, Sudan in 20/10/1962, awarded Bachelor Degree in Criticism, and Theater Studies, Master of Arts in Archeology, and PhD in Theater Studies, and Diploma in Translation. Currently, he is Associate prof. in theater Studies at Sudan University for Science and Technology, and Head, Department of Events at Al Faisal Cultural Center. He was the Ex. General Manger of the Arts, and Culture Department, the General Manager of the National Theater, and Undersecretary of Ministry of Culture. Dr. Shams is a member of several organizations as: Philosophy Section, Epistomological Enlightment Center, Council of Music and Acting Professions, the Coordination of Scientific Research Khartoum University, Council of intelligence Property Protection Jury, Board of Trustees Arab Theater Institute- Sharjah and Permanent Committee of Arabic Culture UNESCO. Dr. Shams Eldin was a journalist and Editor in many Magazine and Newspapers, he published many articles in Magazines and participated in many conferences and Seminars outside and inside Sudan.

Dr. Shams Eldin Younis Nagmeldin

Associate Prof. in Theater Studies at Sudan University for Science and Technology,
Head, Department of Events at Al Faisal Cultural Center

Hiba Marahleh

Jordan

Hiba Almarahleh, born in Amman Jordan, holds a BA in the specialization of early childhood development. As a program supervisor for the Children’s Museum Jordan, Almarahleh utilizes her educational background in order to positively impact childhood development within Jordan. Through the brainstorming, designing and implementation of interactive educational experiences, Almarahleh delivers educational topics through novel and unconventional channels, which are attractive, engaging and interesting to children. Almarahleh is unwavering in her efforts to create memorable educational experiences, which she believes will leave distinct imprints within the empty canvas of a child’s mind.

Hiba Almarahleh

Program supervisor
The Children’s Museum- Jordan

Noor Nassar

Jordan

Noor Nassar is an Activities Specialist at Knowledge Path library. A children’s library at Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation in Jordan.Noor has been one of the people coordinating the Science Film Festival in Jordan since 2014.Other than her passion for Fun Science, Noor studies the art of Music and Movement. And uses Edutainment "educational and entertaining" methods with children to increase their creativity in all things they desire. Some of her long life passions include playing the Piano, Rythm Movement, Fun Science and Travelling.

Noor Nassar

Activities Specialist,
Knowledge Path Library

Raya Zabalawi

United Arab Emirates

Raya Zabalawi received her bachelor degree in pharmaceutical engineering from the German Jordanian University in Amman, Jordan. Her passion for education drove her to teach mathematics for 5 years in Amman. After having had to relocate with her family to Abu Dhabi in 2016, she wanted to take advantage of this opportunity to explore her other areas of interest like intercultural communication and cultural exchange through cultural projects and since then has been working at the Goethe-Institut in Abu Dhabi. She is currently a cultural project manager and is coordinating the Science Film Festival 2018 in the United Arab Emirates.

​Raya Zabalawi

Cultural Project Manager,
Goethe-Institut Abu Dhabi