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Nadia Fares

Director | Writer | Producer


Manager: Wendy Kram | | (310) 994-3258








































































Work Experience


Director, writer, co-producer of the feature doc film "Big Little Women".

Luna films & AfterAll Films Cairo

Director of the series "Swiss Stories in L.A."

RTS, SRF, RSI & Framevox, Switzerland

5 episodes

Writer of the feature film "Diplomatic Corps". 

Winner of the Writer'sLab in New York, supported by Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep.


Director, writer of "The journey of geckos"

ARTE, France, RTS, AfterAllfilms & Framevox


Writer & Creator of a TV - Series "Young Cleopatra"

WK Productions, USA


Director, writer of "Checkpoint Tunisia" documentary,

Framevox & RTS, Switzerland


Director, writer & producer of "GirlsGoWheels" documentary,

AfterAll Films Cairo, RTS, Switzerland.


Producer and Line Producer of "Born in Battle", short fiction,

Afterall Films Geneva,  Arte Libera, Switzerland.


Co-director and co-producer of "Karmalogic", a TV pilot for a docudrama series,

Unicon Films, L.A., California.


Director of  "Double Life of Ron Appel, Scientist and Musician", a docuportrait,

Swiss-French Television, Violon Dingue, TV5Monde.


Director, writer and producer of 3 TV commercials  for  "Home Exchange" L.A., California,

AfterAll Films, Geneva.


Director and writer of "Hit Man for Rent",  documentary.                                                               

Swiss-French Television, Temps Présent, TV5Monde.


Director of "The Recruited",  documentary.

Swiss-French Television, Temps Présent, TV5Monde.


Executive producer of "",  short film by Mansour Al Dhaheri.

Al Kalema Art Production, U.A.E.


Director, writer and producer of "Expectations", short fiction.

Al Kalema Art Production, U.A.E. "Honorable mention"  at the Los Angeles Movie Awards.


Executive producer for commercials and music videos in Abu Dhabi.

Al Kalema Art Production, Filmquip Dubai, U.A.E.


Director and journalist of short documentaries, RTS, Switzerland and

TV5 Monde, France.


Director and co-writer of "Anomalies Passagères" (“Small Differences”) a TV drama

for the series "Masculin/Féminin" ("Male/FeMale").

ARTE France, GMT Productions, Paris, France.


Director and co-writer of "Les Saveurs du Printemps" (“Spring Break”).

Cab Produtions, Switzerland, ARTE, France.


Director and writer of "Mixed Up" a  personal  journey  into my Egyptian-Swiss family.

Dschoint Ventschr, Switzerland.


Director and writer of "Honey and Ashes" a feature film which received over 18 awards

worldwide: Skyy Prize for best first film at the International Film Festival in San Francisco, the

prestigious Ecumenical Award at the International Film Festival of Locarno and Antigone d'Or in Montpellier, France for best feature film.

DschointVentschr, Switzerland and CTV Productions, Tunisia.



Graduate Film and TV Program at New York University, TISCH School of the Arts

Master of Fine Arts
































Additional Education and Teaching Experience



Acting workshops at the University for Music and Theater in Bern (HKB), Switzerland


Lecturer at the University of Zurich, Graduate Film, Storytelling and Filmanalysis


Instructor at NYFA in Los Angeles: Screenwriting, Directing


Executive Managing Director of New York Film Academy, Abu Dhabi Campus, U.A.E.

Private film instructor for Cheikha Aliazia, daughter of the Minister of Higher Education, U.A.E.


Instructor at NYFA in Abu Dhabi: Directing, Screenwriting,  Documentary

Filmmaking, History of Cinema, Film Production, Acting for Film.


Screenwriter and script consultant on documentaries and fiction projects.


Teaching a documentary workshop for journalists in Cairo, Pro Helvetia, Egypt.


Teaching summer programs at the New York Film Academy in Paris, France:

Screenwriting, Film Production and Acting for Film.


Studies of Fundamentalism, Comparative Studies of the Science of Religion.

University of Fribourg, Switzerland.












Short Bio



Nadia Fares has written and directed several highly acclaimed films. Her first feature film "Honey and Ashes" won 18 awards at many international film festivals. Her TV drama "Small Differences", was part of the prestigious series  of ARTE, France. She has also  directed  several short documentaries on social-political issues for RTS/ TV5 Monde. She is a graduate from New York University, TISCH School of the Arts, where she has received her Master of  fine Arts in Film and Television. During her studies she has assisted Krzyszstof Kieslowski, who became her mentor on her first short film «Sugarblues» who won the Stanley Thomas Johnson Award. She has taught  at film schools and held workshops all over the world. She is currently working on a feature in the U.S. and two original series for the international markets.

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