Rand Beiruty is a Jordanian writer, director and producer. After obtaining her MFA in Media Arts from Bauhaus University Weimar, Beiruty is pursuing a practice-based Ph.D. from Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. She recently co-founded ​Shaghab Films​, a production company based in Amman, Jordan dedicated to the portrayal of inspirational female stories. Beiruty is an alumna of Berlinale Talents, Beirut Talents, Rotterdam Lab, Locarno Documentary School, Film Leader Incubator Asia, Documentary Campus, ANIDOX:Lab and Ji.hlava Academy. She has pitched her projects on many international platforms and received awards from Tribeca Film Institute, Mifa Animation du Monde, Arab Cinema Center and European Network of Young Cinema among others. She’s currently in development of her short animated-documentary Shadows and her debut feature documentary Tell Them About Us that was awarded best pitch at the Reception of German Film Schools and Haus Am See scholarship.

> At the ZDOK Special conference, Rand Beiruty will join the panel discussion with Jyoti Mistry and Annette Brütsch (researcher on the ZHdK project Gadgets, Phones and Drones).