Born in Bahrain, Graduated from the Higher Institute of Cinema, Cairo 1982, produced and directed the first three feature movies for the Kingdom of Bahrain The Barrier (Al-Hajiz) 1990, Visitor (Za’ar) 2003 and ( A Bahraini Tale ) 2006.
Founding member of the GCC Cinema Society, President of Bahrain Cinema Club 1999-2003, Founder and general director of the First Arab Cinema Festival in Bahrain in 2000, Directed many TV Programs, documentaries and Miniseries.
Awarded certificates of appreciation from, Cairo International Film Festival, Carthage Film Festival, Damascus Film Festival and Middle East Film Festival in Tokyo. A Part time TV lecturer- Bahrain University-Information Section 2001-2004, Selected as a member of a lot of judging committees as: Baghdad International Television and Film Festival 1988, Abu Dhabi Cultural Complex Video Film Festival in 1991, Al Sawari Video Festival-Bahrain 1994, The Fourth International Radio and Television Festival in Cairo 1998, The Sixth Gulf Television Production Festival held in Bahrain in March 1999, The State Appreciation Award in Arts, Culture, Literature and Social and Humane Sciences in Kuwait in 2001-2002-2003-2004, The Arab Film Festival in Paris–Documentary Films section in 2002, Emirates Film Competition in Abu Dhabi March 2007, Al Jazeera Documentary International Film Festival in Doha, Qatar April 2007, Dubai International Film Festival – December 2007, Damascus International Film Festival – November 2008, and Dubai Film Connection 2009, Gulf Film Festival 2011, Presented a research paper on The Reality of Cinema in the GCC at the Arab Cinema Symposium in Kuwait in 1995, Founder and Director of Days of the new Egyptian Cinema Trend in cooperation with Ministry of Information and Bahrain Cinema Club in October 1993 Head of the Drama and Documentary Section at Bahrain Radio and Television Corporation (BRTC) 1997-2004, Researches and Developing Studies supervisor (BRTC), Full-time film director Ministry of Culture since 2007- General Director for Radio and Television since June - 2013 - Bahrain, Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Film Production Company 2006
Name: Bassam Al Thawadi
Lives in: Manama, Bahrain
Occupation: Director, Producer and Screenwriter