Ossama Mohammed, born in 1954, is a Syrian filmmaker, script writer, tutor and lecturer. His long fiction films and documentaries Silvered Water (2014), Sunduq al Dunya (2002) and Nujoom Al Nahar (1988) have all been selected for the Cannes Film Festival. His films were banned in Syria, but received critical acclaim and awards internationally. Ossama served as president of jury, tutor, and speaker in many festivals and workshops, including Cannes, Berlin, Locarno, MoMa, and DOX BOX. In 2015, he received the Prince Claus Award.