KARIM AÏNOUZ is an award-winning filmmaker, screenwriter and visual artist.
Aïnouz debuted as a feature director with Madame Satã (Cannes Un Certain Regard 2002). Other works include Nardjes A. (Berlin Panorama, 2020) Central Airport THF (Berlin Amnesty Prize 2018), Futuro Beach (Berlin Competition 2014), The Silver Cliff (Cannes Director’s Fortnight 2011), and Love for Sale (Venice Horizons 2006). In 2008, Aïnouz has co-directed the TV series Alice for HBO Latin America. As a visual artist he has exhibited his installations and collaborative projects around the world. Aïnouz has directed over 15 movies. His latest feature, Invisible Life, premiered in Cannes Un Certain Regard in May 2019 where it received the Main Award and more than 50 prizes worldwide.
Aïnouz is also a screenwriting mentor at the Brazilian Institute Porto Iracema das Artes, and a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.