Lina Al Abed is a Palestinian filmmaker born in 1980, and a graduate from the Faculty of journalism - Damascus University. Her graduation project was a documentary about a Syrian author Mohamed Al-Maghout, broadcasted on Al-jazeera channel in 2007. Her first short documentary Noor Alhuda was produced by Al-Arabiya channel and awarded with the DOX-BOX jury prize as the best Syrian documentary film in 2010. She produced and directed her feature documentary film Damascus, My First Kiss, which premiered in Doc Leipzig and was broadcasted on Arte in 2013. Her second short film, A Dream of Powerful Monsters, has won the award for Best Documentary Film in the Arab Short Festival in Beirut 2014.