Expert Level
on the ScreenSkills scale
Languages spoken
Arabic, English

Maythem Ridha

Director, Producer

Maythem Ridha is an Iraqi filmmaker and photographer living and working between the Middle East and UK. With over 25 years experience of working on many award-winning film and photography projects .

Maythem wrote IRAQI TALES, a body of stories for film, at the National Film & Television School (UK). From this DRIFTING ON THE WIND was chosen by over 20 international film festivals, winning the Director’s Award at Hearts & Minds. Following this, AL-BAGHDADI won the Gold Prize for Best Foreign Language Film at the International Filmmaker Festival. ALI AND HIS MIRACLE SHEEP, his latest instalment from IRAQI TALES had its world premiere and won the prestigious Best Film Award at Sheffield Doc Fest UK Competition 2021 and has since been selected by over 40 major international festivals, winning over 20 awards and distinctions. His next film 40 YEARS OF SILENCE is currently in production.


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