Darin J. Sallam is a Jordanian filmmaker born in 1987 in Kuwait.
Sallam showed passion for art at a very young age; she fell in love with photography which was soon followed by her passion for filmmaking.
Her first film, the short fiction entitled "The Moment of Nidal", directed, written and produced by Sallam won second place at MBC Group’s international competition in 2009.
That same year, "The Balcony", Sallam’s second short film which she directed during a workshop held at the Royal Film Commission – Jordan, also won second place at the Digicon Competition for short films in Japan.
Shortly afterwards, Sallam made her 4 minute film "Still Alive", again written, directed and produced by her and selected to screen at the Short Film Corner of the 63rd International Cannes Film Festival in 2010. That same film, the first ever Jordanian film to be screened at Cannes, also went on to win first place at the competition that was held by the European Film Festival in Jordan that year.
Her next short, "The Dark Outside", released in May 2012, won best short narrative film at the Franco Arab Film Festival in Jordan in 2012, 1 st place in the "Women’s Issues" category at Pentedattilo Film Festival in Italy in 2012 and selected to the official short film competition at Carthage Cinematic Days Film Festival in Tunisia in 2012. It was also selected to screen at the Short Film Corner of the 66 th International Cannes Film Festival.
Her latest project, "Little Deaths", another short film, is currently in post sound production.