Born 1977 in Tripoli, Lebanon. She is an MFA graduate in Media Art Production as a writer/ director of Fiction from the City College of New York. During her studies she received the New York Women in Film and Television Grant.
Together with her partner Daniel Garcia, she had written and directed many short films to date. Her films have been screened at MOMA, the Anthology Film Archives in New York City, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and many international film festivals (Avignon, Ann Arbor, Slamdance, Woodstock, Munich, Fribourg, Tessaloniki, Torino, Vancouver, among others). Her film 'From the Parapet' was a regional finalist at the 32nd Annual Student Academy Awards in 2005, and 'Almost Brooklyn' was made under the supervision of acclaimed Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami, and won Best Short Fiction from the Brooklyn Art Council in 2008. 'Tripoli, Quiet', a short film shot in her hometown won the Black Pearl Award for Best Middle East Short at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival in 2009. With 'Ok, Enough, Goodbye' (2011) - her feature film debut - Rania received the Best New Arab Director Abu Dhabi 2010. Rania resides in New York City, and was recently selected as one of Filmmaker Magazine's 25 Faces of Independent Cinema in July of 2011.
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