Houda Benyamina

French director and screenwriter.

Houda Benyamina (born 1980) is a French director and screenwriter. She won the Cannes Film Festival Camera d'Or and César Award for Best First Feature Film for her 2016 film Divines.

Benyamina was born in Viry-Châtillon, Paris in a Moroccan family. Her family includes younger sister Oulaya Amamra.

In 2013, Benyamina directed the short film On the Road to Paradise. For Divines, Benyamina won the Camera d'Or, and Best First Film at the 42nd César Awards on 24 February, where she was also nominated for Best Director and shared a nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

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