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Scandar Copti
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Copti at the 82nd Academy Awards Foreign Language Film Award Directors Reception
1 Nomination
Role Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Born 1975
Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
 

Scandor Copti is a Palestinian filmmaker born and raised in Jaffa. Formerly a mechanical engineer, he has also written, directed and edited several fiction, documentary and experimental short films. Copti was on the jury of the Tribeca film festival as well as at the Thessaloniki film festival in 2010 and President of the Human Rights Award in the Istanbul International film festival 2011. Copti was part of the team that launched the Doha Tribeca Film Festival and the Doha Film Institute (DFI) and he headed the DFI's education department until November 2011.

Nominations

82nd Academy Awards, 2009
Best Foreign Language FilmAjami (representing Israel) (shared with Yaron Shani)

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