Razan loved shooting short videos with her mobile phone when she was a child. Passionate about storytelling and cinema, Razan became set on building a career as a film director.
As she grew older, Razan struggled to find a community to share this art with. Then she discovered Ithra Film Society—an initiative founded by Aramco’s King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra)—which connects filmmakers in Saudi Arabia and provides them with the tools to hone their craft.
Building on this experience, she directed A Breath, which was nominated as Best Student Film at the 2020 Saudi Film Festival. Razan is part of a growing community of women filmmakers in Saudi Arabia, and aspires to make films that impact people.
Ithra Film Society
The creative community in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is brimming with great minds excited to leave a meaningful impact on their society. The
King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra)—founded by Aramco—provides opportunities for local creatives to shape their future and extend their talents globally.
Ithra Film Society is an initiative hosted at Ithra to encourage and promote the regional film industry. The Society brings together a wide range of up and coming filmmakers, providing them with an inspiring environment where they can meet, share and discuss their creative endeavors.
To find out more about Razan’s filmmaking journey and Ithra Film Society, please follow the link below.