Hasan Hadi is an Iraqi writer/director based in New York. His short, SWIMSUIT won an Oscar-qualified award and received distribution from HBO Max. Hasan's recognitions include the Tisch Dean’s Fellowship, The Gotham-Marcie Bloom Fellowship, the Black Family Short Production Prize, the Sloan Foundation Production Award and the BAFTA Newcomers Program. Hadi is recipient of the 2022 Sundance Institute/NHK Award with, The President's Cake. He is currently an adjunct professor at NYU's Graduate Film Program.