Lena Mansour, is Palestinian and is currently based in Haifa. In the last few years, she has been active in cultural management as well as writing for several online publications and productions. As a result, Lena became involved in various projects; Alongside several freelance projects in culture and socially charged projects, she is the manager, coordinator and co-founder of the Haifa Independent Film Festival, a freelance fundraiser, and writes cultural critique for major digital media outlets. This stemmed a growing interest in being in the production side of the creative endeavors that persuade productive independence and a strengthened Palestinian cultural autonomy. With no prior former experience or professional training in film writing, Lena started writing synopsis, treatments, and film texts for directors and film productions in Palestine and developed a passion for the creative side of expressing narratives as well as film distribution in Palestine and to international festivals.