Reham Alsamerai is a cultural manager and creative producer, working mainly in the area of festivals and the performing arts. Currently she is Head of Creative Production at JACC, Kuwait.Locked Pro Plan feature
The Green Caravan Film Festival (GCFF) is a traveling festival of environmental and socially conscious films that was founded by the environmental company Equilibrium in 2009. It has toured Kuwait and Dubai and London. In 2016 it returns to the Gulf for an expanded tour of several Gulf cities. The festival hopes to bring together a variety of audiences, filmmakers, NGOs and supporters that can discover, share and cooperate on the vital issues presented by the films in an atmosphere of inspired camaraderie and passion. The festival is a 3-4 days packed event for general audiences. This year the festival has invited short films from the MENA region to enter an audience judged competition for the first time. We hope that this will encourage the production of critical films from the Middle East that will open up debate and spur action in the region. The feature length films that make up 80% of the festival are carefully curated by GCFF to ensure that the stories being told and issues brought forward are done in an inspiring and well crafted way. The festival believes that the powerful medium of the visual arts can be a catalyst for positive change and we hope that it will entertain and challenge all those involved.
Arab World Premiere of internationally acclaimed writer and director Sulayman Al Bassam’s new work ‘In The Eruptive Mode’ captures through six vividly poetic monologues the voices of individuals caught in the convulsions of change and struggle in the contemporary Arab world. Performed in English and Arabic (with surtitles) and original live music score by New York jazz composer Brittany Anjou.
Head of team that organised the 2016 edition of The Nest, a month-long festival celebrating public art, design and entrepreneurship, food, music and film. Highlights of the role included: Commissioning new works by 30+ local and international artists. Launching pilot series of 'Talks @ The Nest" Annexing and repurposing three abandoned spaces in the neighbourhood to be used as pop-up art and design galleries. Repurposing two 20-foot shipping containers, converting one into a pop-up kitchen and the other into a dining/seating area.
Produced two seasons, Summer and Autumn of Future Shorts Film Festival 2012 | Kuwait Edition