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Bellota Films

Hind Saih

Hind  Saih was born and raised in Morocco.  She arrives in France after her High School diploma, and earned a PHD Degree in Cinema. She joins Play Film in 1999, an independent production and distribution company based in Paris, where she works as head of international distribution for 3 years, before launching the production activity.

In 10 years, Hind has produced around 30 hours of documentary on various topics, experimenting new aesthetics and new narrative, while sharing strong vision about contemporary society.

Artistic and creative qualities of these films, co-produced with prestigious foreign partners (such as NHK, Discovery International Networks, ONF-NFB, CBC, SBS, Sweden, Holland, Poland,…) have been awarded in prestigious International Film Festivals like Prix Italia, Prix Europa, Golden Chest, BANFF Rockie Award, Best of Input, …

In 2009, she founds Bellota Films to produce creative films.

Before Bellota she particularly produced:

  • "NUCLEAR ALERT", 110’ and 2x52’documentary, directed by Thomas Johnson (2010), with France 3, NHK, CBC, TSR, TVP, NRK, SVT and the support of Media.
  • "HARM ME", 90’ and 52’ documentary directed by Lina B. Moreco, Canada (2008), with France 5 and Planète, France-Canada Co-production – National Film Board (ONF-NFB)
  • "THE BATTLE OF TCHERNOBYL", 94' documentary directed by Thomas Johnson (2006), in co-production with France 3, Discovery International Networks (USA). Prix Italia ; special mention Prix Europa - Berlin ; Golden Chest International TV Festival – Sofia – Bulgarie ; Festival International du Film d'Histoire – Pessac ; Göteborg International Film Festival – Sweden ; FIPA ; INPUT 2007 ; Festival Images mouvementées - Paris ; Grand prix of the documentary category, Banff TV Film Fest (Canada) ; Festival Unaff – Stanford – USA ; Best of INPUT – San Francisco.
  • "HOMO SAPIENS, A NEW STORY OF MANKIND", 54' documentary directed by Thomas Johnson (2005), in co-production with ARTE, Discovery International Networks (USA), NMO (Netherland). Science Film Festival Pariscience – Paris ; Archeology Film Festival - Amiens
  • "ARAFAT, MY BROTHER", 80' and 52' documentary directed by Rashid Masharawi, Palestine, in co-production avec et NMO (Netherland), Planète . France-Canada co-production with Tutti Frutti Films and Radio Canada - RDI Special Jury Prize Biennale des Cinémas arabes – Institut du Monde Arabe – International Film Festival of Rotterdam ; Festival Cinema Africano d'Asia e America Latina de Milan ; Human Rights Nights Cineteca de Bologne ; Seattle International Film Festival ; Chicago Palestine Film Festival ; Festival de Nyon ; Festival AMAL – Espagne ; Festival des Cinémas arabes – Amsterdam – Pays-bas ; Festival de Carthage – Tunisie ; Festival de Tromso – Norvège. Festival Songes d’une nuit dv – Saint Denis – France – Prix du documentaire étranger ; Festival Casa Ciné – Casablanca, Maroc.

Hind is also an expert and a consultant for the audiovisual production and new medias for the Media Program of the European Commission. She is a member of the USPA French producer's association, of the C7 documentary organization and of the AST French Science Producers' association. Hind is also active in reflection groups focusing on new medias.