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PROJECTS

Film Projects

Rolla Selbak

Filmmaker, Podcaster, Storyteller 
Rolla Selbak is a Sundance alumna, and a writer/director of film and TV, with TV projects most recently in development at 20th Century Fox and Sony. She imprints her fresh point of view as a Palestinian American, having moved to the U.S after the first Gulf War, and often focuses on socially topical issues that unite audiences.

Her recent pilot, CHOKE, was a winner of The Black List (Muslim List). Based on her award winning short film of the same name, it tells the story of a Syrian refugee of who dreams of becoming an MMA champion.

 

Other notable credits include co-producing the Sundance 2017 short film AMERICAN PARADISE, which served as the predecessor for the Sundance feature film LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO, and helming the internationally acclaimed feature film THREE VEILS, a first of its kind to confront homosexuality within the Muslim-American subculture.

She has previously served on the board of directors at OUTFEST, and the SAN FRANCISCO WOMEN’S FILM INSTITUTE, where she was involved in initiatives specifically geared towards nurturing a new generation of filmmakers.

BIO

BIO

Awards

Awards

WINNER

OUTSIDER'S AWARD

OUT NORTH

THEATER 2011

AUDIENCE AWARD

B E S T  F I L M

PORTLAND WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL 2011

WINNER

RAINBOW

AWARD

Honolulu LGBT

International 2011

JURY AWARD

B E S T 

F I L M

AFFMA 2011

JURY AWARD

B E S T 

FEMALE FEATURE

Long Island LGBT

International 2011

WINNER

B E S T 

SCREENPLAY

San Diego LGBT

International 2012

 Outstanding 

ARTISTIC 

ACHIEVEMENT  

San Diego LGBT 

International 2012

JURY AWARD

B E S T  F I L M

S.F WOMEN'S

International 2011

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