Haya B. AlGhanim (HBG) is a screenwriter, director, and producer based in New York City and Kuwait City.
Haya’s short films, documentary, narrative, and experimental, have screened at various international film festivals and exhibitions, including the Urbanworld Film Festival presented by HBO, the annual Arab Film Festival in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and the New York Indie Doc Fest (NYIDF). In addition to her film work, Haya is a producer of digital content. Haya has produced and edited digital content for the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Us Weekly, The New School and more. Alongside her fine art and production practice, Haya is a curator and programmer of film and video. Previously, Haya was the curator of film at IDIO Gallery in Brooklyn, launching the IDIO Experimental Film Series.
Through her art, film, and curatorial practice, Haya aims to pursue her passion in working towards the preservation and representation of modern Arab art and culture. Devoted to celluloid, Haya's individual projects involve directing and shooting super 8mm and 16mm (when she has the time and money).
Haya is an MFA in Film candidate at Columbia University's School of the Arts and alumna of The New School. Currently, Haya is in post-production on two short films, 'Labor Day' and 'Operation Desert Storm'.