Jimmy Keyrouz

Committee Member

Jimmy Keyrouz is a film writer/director. His latest film Broken Keys, a war-drama inspired by true events, made the Cannes Film Festival 2020 Official Selection. The screenplay was previously selected among 6 screenplays from over 1,000 submissions for The Black List 2019 Annual Feature Lab. The original score was composed by Oscar-winning composer Gabriel Yared.

Previously, Jimmy wrote and directed Nocturne in Black, which won the Gold Medal at the 43rd Student Academy Awards – in a year where the Academy received a record number of 1,749 films – the BAFTA Student Film Awards, the Directors Guild of America Film Award and was shortlisted for the 2017 Oscars in the Live-Action Shorts category. The film premiered at Telluride Film Festival and gained worldwide distribution.

Jimmy graduated from the Screenwriting/Directing Master in Fine Arts program at Columbia University, New York, in 2016.

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