Layth Alwatban

Layth Alwatban

Director, Assistant Director, Assistant Editor, Cinematographer and Editor

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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August 2020
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About Layth

Layth Alwatban is a Saudi film director/editor/cinematographer. He began his career as an entrepreneur in the technology industry and maintained deep-sea videography and professional photography as hobbies during that time. Later, he combined his hobbies with his love for films and shifted towards a passion for filmmaking. He then earned a degree in Communication with a focus on Film and Media Studies from the United States.

Layth has acquired a few international awards and nominations in films developed in the United States such as "Food for Others" and "The Drum Circle" and aims to direct films focused on cultural/social issues in his home country in the upcoming years.




  • Food for Others

    Food for Others (2021)
    Short (Documentary) Director A look into the post-COVID-19 food security issues from the perspective of the staff of Food for Others pantry in Fairfax, Virginia. A food pantry located in what is considered one of the wealthiest regions in the America.

  • The Drum Circle

    The Drum Circle (2018)
    Short (Documentary) Director Exploring the cultural phenomenon that occurs every summer Sunday at Meridian Hill Park in Washington D.C. and what it means to the people involved.


  • Best Documentary (Narrative/Short)

  • Best Documentary Short


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