Darin J. Sallam is an award-winning Jordanian writer and director. She is also co-founder & managing partner at the Amman-based production company TaleBox. Her critically acclaimed debut feature film Farha (2021) had its world premiere at the 46th Toronto International Film Festival, won 12 awards to date from international film festivals and started streaming in December 2022 on Netflix worldwide. Farha was also selected as Jordan’s entry in the International Feature Film category at the 95th Academy Awards (Oscars) in 2023 and achieved a historic first win for Jordan by receiving the Best Youth Film award at the 15th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA), known as “the Asian Oscars”, making Sallam the first Jordanian director ever to be awarded an APSA. More recently, Sallam was named among Variety’s Impactful International Women of 2023 and received the IMEU (Institute of Middle East Understanding) Storyteller Award 2023.