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Locarno Spring Academy 2023
Jumana Issa is a Swiss-Palestinian filmmaker living in Zurich. She studied film at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and graduated in 2021 with a focus on screenwriting. Her graduation film ES MUSS (co-directed with Flavio Luca Marano) celebrated its world premiere at the 74th Locarno Film Festival, where it won the „Best Swiss Newcomer Award“. ES MUSS (It must) was shown at other renowned festivals worldwide, including the „Festival du Court-Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand“, the „Brussels Short Film Festival“ or the „Show Me Shorts“ in New Zealand. Jumana and Flavio Luca founded their production company „Sinn sieht sich Filmproduktion GmbH“ in 2022.