Yaser Kassab is a filmmaker born in Syria and based in Stockholm, Sweden. He holds a master’s degree in film from Gothenburg university. Yaser is known for ‘On the Edge of Life’, which premiered at Cinema du Reel Film Festival and earned the Joris Ivens and CNAP award as the best first film. At Festival dei Popoli, it gained the best mid-length documentary award and further awards. In 2019 his film ‘I Have Seen Nothing, I Have Seen All’, premiered at Vision du reel. Both films were screened at many festivals, including IDFA, RIDM, Tempo, Carthage, and Cairo.
Master of Fine Arts in Film,University of Gothenburg, 2022
Forsa Folkhögskola/ Photography project, 2020
Gamleby Folkhögskola/ Fotografiska processor, 2019
Mullsjö Folkhogskola/ Photography, 2019
Bachelor of Economics, Aleppo university, 2011
Scottish Documentary Institute, Connecting Stories, International mentorship scheme/ 2021
For Developing "Chasing The Dazzling Light"
Mentor: Saeed Taji Farouki.
DW academy, Video journalism/ 2015
Intensive courses for becoming a video journalist for children TV programme Jalla Nehna.
Trainers: Nasir Al-jezairi, Ute Mattigkeit, Samah Altaweel.
Bidayyat for audiovisual arts, Developing feature documentaries/ 2014
Three long course for developing "On the edge of life"
Trainers: Ali Essafi, Mohamad Soueid, Ghassan Salhab, Rania Stephan.
Bidayyat for audiovisual arts,, Film proposal writing/ 2014
Film proposal writing and film distribution
Trainer: Jinane Dagher.
“I have seen nothing, I have seen all”
20Min documentary 2019
“On the edge of life"
45Min, documentary 2017
" Mixed media"
5Min, video art 2016
“Take it ”
1Min, video art 2012