Farah Nabulsi, is a Palestinian-British filmmaker. She left the corporate world in 2016 to start working in the film industry as a writer & producer of short fiction films, exploring Palestine related topics that matter to her. In 2019, she directed her first film, The Present. The film stars renowned actor, Saleh Bakri. It premiered at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and won the Audience Award for Best Film. It had its North American premiere at the Cleveland International Film Festival, where it won the Jury Award for Best Live Action Short, qualifying it for the 2021 Oscars.