Born in Jerusalem.
Ihab M. Jadallah is a Jerusalem based Palestinian filmmaker and producer. He completed his bachelor studies in audio visual communication at Universidad CEU San Pablo, in Valencia/Spain in 2004. Following, he received a three-year scholarship to study filmmaking at Escola de Cinema & Audiovisuals de Catalunya at Universitat de Barcelona, Spain.
He has written, directed, and produced several highly acclaimed short films and documentaries, including the guerilla-style films The Shooter (2007) and Looking for Zak (2009). The Flower Seller (2010), a thriller set in the West Bank, was selected for competition at the International Short Film Festival Clermont-Ferrand, France, and the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, United Arab Emirates. He is currently working on Dead Sea, a full-length feature film. The script for Dead Sea was selected for the Binger Filmlab, Amsterdam/Netherlands, won the Festival International du Film d’Amiens, France in 2009, the 2 Awards for Development at the Torino Film Lab (2009) and the EP2C award. In addition to directing and producing his own films, he worked on other films such as Muayad Elayan’s Love, theft and other entanglement, Omar by Hany Abu Assad, Salt of this Sea by Annemarie Jacir, The Time that Remains by Elia Suleiman, and Laila’s Birthday by Rashid Masharawi. He also created works for curatorial projects such as Copyleft, a video production for an art installation which was screened at several experimental film festivals such as Festival Internacional de Cine Guanajuato, Mexico. Other curatorial projects include The Shooter and Post 93, a three-channel video installation, which were exhibited worldwide at the MoMa, New York City, NY/USA or MAC, Marseille/France.
As a Producer, Ihab Jadallah received the Producer Award at the Dubai Film Connection in 2009. He was also granted the Cité Des Arts Residency, Paris/France.