Roy Dib, born in 1983, works and lives in Beirut.
On both formal and conceptual levels, artist and filmmaker Roy Dib challenges common notions of space and boundary, weaving together archival material, scripted text and hypothetical circumstances to chronicle the political narratives of our day.
His work was presented at Sharjah Bienial 13 (2017), ALFILM (2017), JCC (2016), Forum Expanded - 64th and 65th Berlinale, Exposure 2015 - Beirut Art Center, Uppsala International Short Film Festival (2014), Queer Lisboa (2014), Images Festival (2016) - Toronto, Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil (2013 and 2015), Ashkal Alwan (2014) - Beirut, Video Works (2011 - 2014) - Beirut.
Teddy Award for Best Short Film - Berlinale 2014
Best First Film - Lebanese Film Festival 2014
Inntravel Award - Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2014
Best Short Film - Queer Lisboa 2014
Uppsala Grand Prix 2014
Best Film Award - Sicilia Queer FilmFest 2015
Special Mention - Palermo Pride, Sicilia Queer FilmFest Award, Sicily 2015
19th Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil / Southern Panoramas' Award 2015
Special Mention - Network of Arab Alternative Screens - NAAS - JCC 2016
The Open Reel