Yassmina Karajah is a Jordanian-Palestinian screenwriter and director who splits her time between Amman and Toronto. Her short films have screened internationally in festivals such as the Toronto International Film Festival, AFI, Dubai International Film Festival, and Melbourne International Film festival amongst others. Her most recent film RUPTURE (2018) premiered at TIFF, was part of MoMA’s New Directors/New Films and won the Grand Jury prize at Slamdance, where she was the first recipient of the Russo Brother's Fellowship. She is currently developing her first feature set in Jordan, with the support of the Russo Brother's AGBO films.
Karajah is an alumna of the University of Bristol Law School (LL.B), holds a degree in Film Production from the University of British Columbia and is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre’s Directors' Lab.