Sabine El Gemayel

Los Angeles, California, United States

Film Projects


Sabine El Gemayel is a writer, director, and editor who is passionate about using film to address social issues and advocate for peace in a world of conflict. Her work focuses on exploring the socio-political differences between Levantine Arab countries, Iran, France, Canada, and the US, delving into themes of women’s rights, disability, war, family, belonging, and displacement.

El Gemayel marked her debut with an award-winning narrative feature film, NILOOFAR, produced by Jean Bréhat, which premiered at the 59th Berlinale and screened at over 20 international film festivals, earning her critical acclaim, and establishing her as a rising talent in the industry. Her feature documentary, GENERATION ZAPPED, explores the potential health hazards of wireless technology, and has also received widespread recognition. Her screenwriting talents earned her fellowships from Hedgebrook and DreamAgo for her screenplays currently in development.  Her screenplay BRING IT HOME was a semi-finalist at The Abortion Pipeline at the Athena Film Festival in 2024 and Breaking Through The Lens 2022 screenplay competitions.

As a film editor, El Gemayel worked as a staff editor on the latest Ondi Timoner documentary as well as the acclaimed Lebanese film 1982, from director Oualid Mouaness and producer Alix Madigan which was the country's official submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2020 Oscars and, THE OLIVE HARVEST, which was Palestine's submission for the 2003 Oscars. 

El Gemayel's unique voice and fearless approach to filmmaking have garnered her recognition and respect.  Through her work, El Gemayel seeks to promote understanding and empathy, using film as a powerful tool to bridge cultural divides and bring people together.