Issraa El-Kogali

Issraa is a Sudanese-Swedish filmmaker, writer and producer with an MFA in Film from Boston University. She co-produced Mohamad Kordofani feature debut GOODBYE JULIA, winner of the Freedom prize in the Un Certain Regard category at Cannes 2023. Issraa is also an alumna of the National Theatre of Sweden’s writer’s residency. Executive producer and screenwriter of the award winning short fiction film A HANDFUL OF DATES (2020), Issraa established Riverflower an independent production company in 2021, built on her experience with creating award winning plays, films and art installations as a director, producer, and writer. Her debut documentary short, IN SEARCH OF HIP HOP (Official selection IFFR and DIFF 2013) was shown in festivals in 15 countries and purchased by BBC Arabic.