Name: Mohammed Saffouri
Recipient Year: 2020
Description: Mohammed Saffouri is the founder of Sirius Productions, and he is a Capital Emmy-winning filmmaker based in Fairfax, Virginia. Saffouri has been working in the media and film industry for 7 years. He graduated from George Mason University in 2020, majoring in Film and Video Studies with a concentration in Film Directing. Saffouri wrote, directed, and produced 12 short films during his time in college. Mohammed’s first film to participate in film festivals, The First., won 6 awards in 6 different film festivals, most notably are The Capital Emmys, Washington, DC International Film Festival, The March on Washington Film Festival, and Virginia Film Festival. He worked during his sophomore year of college as a freelance content editor with Al Jazeera Snapchat team in Qatar 2017 for 2 months. In 2019, Saffouri interned at Aj+ digital channel with the production team.
School Name: George Mason University
Sponsor: Fairuz Basma Scholarship|Afzal Family Foundation
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mohammedsaffouri/
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