Darine Hotait is an American Lebanese writer and film director. Her most recent short film I Say Dust (2015) screened at over 50 international film festivals and received multiple awards for 'Best Short'. Her work mainly focuses on bridging literature and cinema while giving predominance to the science fiction genre.  Since 2010, Darine has been serving as the founder and executive director of Cinephilia productions in New York City. She is currently working on her debut science fiction feature film 'Symphony of a Flood' which was recently selected at the International Screenwriters' Pavilion at Cannes Film Festival 2016.   She resides in New York City and travels frequently around the MENA region.   More about Darine Hotait work: Samah Al Ansari is based in Muscat, Oman. She majored in Architecture but chose to pursue her passion in graphic design and illustration as a freelancer. She loves to paint during her free time in hopes that one day she can display her work in an art gallery. Her passion for art comes from travelling and music.Samah aspires to bring together creatives in Oman to establish a network of artists. Contact: email: instagram: @samah.ansari