Born in 1987 to Syrian parents, Amer Albarzawi grew up in Damascus. He has long loved music, theatre and cinema and, after studying economics at the University of Damascus, he joined a theatre dance group. He has worked with several theatre groups from 2005 to 2016 and participated in many Arab and international dance festivals.
He directed the stop motion film “Fade to black”, which was awarded with the Special Jury Award from the Toronto urban film festival last year.
He directed the stop motion film “Yaman” which was awarded the “Best Short Film Award” at Dhaka international film festival.