Rayia Banjar

Street Photographer

Fascinated by the Art of Still and Motion-Picture Photography.

SKILLS

  • Digital Marketing Analysis
  • Pay Per Click (PPC) Marketing
  • SEO & SEM
  • E-Content Analysis
  • Project Planning and Management
  • Negotiation
  • Web Design/Hosting/Managment
  • Video-making/editing
  • Film Directing

Rayia Banjar is an award-winning co-writer, passionate street photographer and the Co-Founder/CEO of 3rd action, Inc. Born in 1986, Saudi Arabia. With over 5-year work experience, Rayia has earned:

BSc degree in International Business Administration
King Abdulaziz University – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 2010
Certified in Digital Marketing
Velocity Academy – London, United Kingdom 2019
Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship
Omnia Education Partnerships – Finland 2019
International License For Entrepreneurship (ILFEN™)
King Saud University – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 2017
Diploma in Photography
Shaw Academy – Dublin 2016

Also, Rayia has completed several professional training courses in project management, business development, digital marketing and others.

Although Rayia comes from a business academic background, she is sentimentally ambitious to express her ideas and vision and create her artistic re-touch in her photographs, as she believes art must be free from all rules that trammel. Her passion which started with photography grew into cinematography, as she believes that photographs can express untold stories.

Rayia has participated in a variety of international and local photography exhibitions since 2004. Her photography work has been published in numerous magazines and books.

AWARDS

  • WINNER: Best Short ScriptLASA International Film Festival (Brazil – Apr 2020)
  • WINNER: Best Short ScriptFlorence Film Awards (Florence, Italy – Jul 2020)
  • SILVER AWARD: Best Short ScriptHollywood Gold Awards, (Los Angeles, United States – Jun 2020)
  • WINNER: Best Short Screenplay
    Changing Face International Film Festival (CFIFF), (Sydney, Australia – Jun 2020)
  • WINNER: Best Short ScriptBest Script Award (London, United Kingdom – 2020)
  • WINNER: Best Short Drama ScreenplayBest Script Award (London, United Kingdom – 2020)
  • WINNER: Honorable Mention (Best Short Script)
    Prague International Film Festival (Prague, Czech Republic – Jun 2020)
  • WINNER: 1st Best First Time Screenwriter
    Košice International Film Festival, (Košice, Slovakia – Jun 2020)
  • 2nd PLACE AWARD WINNER, SME Growth Track Program – Helsinki, Finland, 2018
  • STAFF’S CHOICE AWARD, UseFilm – Torrance, CA, the United States, 2009

AWARD NOMINEE

  • Paris Play Film Festival, (Paris – 2020)
  • Plot Point Awards, (Italy – 2021)
  • Tokyo International Short Film Festival, (Tokyo, Japan – 2021)
  • Golden Short Film Festival, (Rome, Italy – 2020)

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

  • North Europe International Film Festival – London Edition (London, United Kingdom – February 2021)
  • Jade Jaguar Cinema Festival, (Brazil – Jul 2021)
  • Queen Palm International Film Festival, (California, United States – Dec 2020)
  • LifeArt Festival, (Los Angeles, United States – Dec 2020)
  • CINEGATE Film Festival & Crystal Aurora Awards, (Berlin, Germany – Dec 2020)
  • Andromeda Film Festival, (Istanbul, Turkey – Nov 2020)
  • Little Rock Italian Film Festival, (Italy – Sep 2020)
  • Rome Independent PRISMA Awards, (Rome, Italy – Jul 2020)