Jude Chehab

2023 Princess Grace Honoraria
Nominated by: Brown Girls Doc Mafia


Jude Chehab is a Lebanese-American filmmaker whose cinematic interests have drawn her to the exploration of the esoteric, the spiritual and the unspoken. A richly layered visual and intimate personal shooting style developed under the mentorship of Abbas Kiarostami’s final student group. Jude has been credited in collaborations with the BBC, Hot Docs, and Sesame Workshop. Her work has been awarded fellowships through: NeXtDoc, Points North Institute, Firelight Media and Chicken & Egg. Jude’s first feature documentary has been supported by: IDA, ITVS, TFI, and the Sundance Institute and went on to win the Albert Maysles award for Best New Documentary Director at Tribeca as well as the Grand Jury Award for Best First Feature at Sheffield DocFest. In 2021, Filmmaker Magazine named her one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film.