Dima El Horr was born in 1972 in Beirut, Lebanon.
In 1995 she left for the US to study and received a Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Her senior film, The Street, was selected in thirty different international film festivals and earned several prizes.
Her second short film, Prêt à porter – Imm Ali, was also selected in many international film festivals including Clermont-Ferrand, and won numerous prizes, including the Antigone d’Or at the Mediterranean Film Festival in Montpellier.
Her first feature film Chaque Jour est une Fête (Every Day is a Holiday) was selected in Toronto film festival, Rome International Film Festival..., and around thirty five other, receiving the Jury Prize at the Cinematographic Days of Carthage.
She’s writing her new feature film, Ideal Love, with the French scriptwriter Raphaëlle Desplechin. This project was selected at the Dubai Film Connection 2011 and is recipient of a development grant from the Doha Film Institute 2012.