Currently in Jordan.

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Toronto: + 1 416 315 1760

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A Palestinian-Jordanian-Canadian, I am an independent filmmaker and freelance photojournalist based in Jordan and Canada. As a visual storyteller, I am drawn to explore the customs, lifestyles and values that characterize my subjects, and seek long-form narrative with a focus on women’s issues and social justice. With my work, I raise questions of identity and awareness of the experiences of exile, uprooting and displacement among marginalized groups. My long term photographic and video project, ‘A Familiar Stranger,’ challenges contemporary western views and constructs of Arab women, and raises larger questions of how we perceive repression and freedom. 

My first short documentary Hollie’s Dress had its World Premiere at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival 2020, and was created and developed with the support of The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) as part of CBC Gem programming. Hollie’s Dress is an official selection in 48 international festivals and has won 15 awards including the Golden Sheaf Award at Yorkton Film Festival, Canada Life Best Short Documentary at Forest City Film Festival, and Award of Excellence at Canada Shorts Film Festival. My second short documentary ’The Poem We Sang,’ 2024, examines intergenerational trauma and post-memory in the context of Palestine, 

My photographic work is published in Canadian and International media including The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, Washington Post, NPR, Bloomberg News, Die Zeit, and NBC News. Previously I worked as Photo Editor for The Globe and Mail. I have also worked as photographer, producer, and filmmaker for various humanitarian organizations including United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Mercy Corps, and Danish Refugee Council (DRC).

A graduate of Loyalist College in Photojournalism and a participant in the Missouri Photo Workshop in 2014, Eddie Adams Workshop in 2017, Hot Docs Accelerator Emerging Filmmaker Lab in 2019, Montreal International Documentary Festival Talent Lab in 2019, and Toronto Palestine Film Festival (TPFF) Local Pals Residency 2021, I won various awards including the News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) NPOY Student photographer of The Year Award (2015) and NPAC 1st Place Feature Photo in 2015 and 2016. My work has also been recognized by Ontario Newspaper Awards and Ontario Community Newspapers Association.

Annie is represented by Middle East Images

Annie is a member of 

Boreal Collective

Muse Projects

Women Photograph

A board member at True North Photo Journal (TPNJ)




Franco-Arab Rendez-Vous, Short film competition, Best Documentary, Jordan

El Keshasheen (Hearts of Feather, Flock Together)


National Film Board of Canada / Filmmaker Assistance Program, The Poem We Sang


Canada Council for the Arts / Professional Development for Artists, The Poem We Sang

Toronto Arts Council, Media Artist Grant, The Poem We Sang

Toronto Palestine Film Festival, Local Pals Residency, The Poem We Sang


Hollie's Dress Short Documentary (Elmira/Canada) 46 Festivals, 15 Awards, 

Supported by The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), CBC Gem

Hot Docs Canadian  International Documentary Festival, Tracey Lindalee Awards, Top Finalist

Forest City Film Festival, Canada Life Best Short Documentary

Yorkton Film Festival, Golden Sheaf Award

EnergaCAMERIMAGE International Film Festival

Independent Shorts Awards, Honorable Mention

Canada Shorts Film Festival, Award of Excellence

Emerging Filmmakers Screen Awards, Award of Excellence

Cinematography Screen Awards, Golden Award

UK Fashion Film Festival

Fashion Film Festival Chicago

Venice Film Awards

Goa Short Film Festival

Best Global Shorts

Great Lakes Christian Film Festival 

GloryReelz Christian Film Fest

Austria International Film Festival

Madrid Art Film Festival

International Screen Awards

Lift-Off Global Network

American Screen Awards


Talent Lab, Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM)

Doc Accelerator Emerging Filmmaker Lab, Hot Docs

NPAC / Sony Be Alpha Grant for 'A River Go By' project

Ontario Arts Council Visual Artists Creation Projects grant for 'Keepers of the Home' Project


Eddie Adams Workshop, Bloomberg 2-Day Assignment Award

News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC), Feature Photo


News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC), Feature Photo, Honourable Mention

Photojournalist of the Year, Ontario Newspaper Awards (ONA), 

Student Feature Writing, Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA), 3rd Place


CPOY College Photographer of the Year, Award of Excellence, Portrait category

NPAC NPOY Student Photographer of the Year Award

2014 National Pictures of the Year Award, Single Multimedia 'Hearts of Feather', 3rd place

2014 National Pictures of the Year Award, Single Multimedia 'To be a boy', HM

The Val Baltkalns Memorial Award, Loyalist College Faculty, recognizes excellence in editorial portraiture

The Peter Brysky Memorial Award, Loyalist College Faculty, recognizes overall commitment to and proficiency in, the craft of Photojournalism.


The Doug Wicken Award, Loyalist College Faculty, recognizes commitment and excellence in documentary photojournalism and visual storytelling in either year of the program.


Pikto Top Pick Awards, Honourable Mention for 'Projections'


Central Portrait Branch Print Show, 1st place winner in Child portrait


Central Portrait Branch Print Show, 1st place winner, Commercial

Format Magazine: How to become a professional photojournalist

Ryerson Review of Journalism "Developing from the Negative" April 03, 2016

NOMOREPOTLUCKS "I’ll be Your Mirror: An Interview with Annie Sakkab"

The WEL-Systems Institute "Experiencing Our Beauty Through A Different Lens"

Loyalist College "Loyalist College photojournalism student named Student Photographer of the Year.."



Places in Between, NUIT BLANCHE, group video instalation at Mackenzie House


MUSE, A scotiabank CONTACT Featured Women Group Exhibition, Toronto

The Missouri Photo Workshop Exhibition, September 2014, Platte City, USA
PhotoSensitive AgingPhoto Group Exhibition, September 2014, Toronto, Canada

A Life Reclaimed, Nellie's Women Shelter, June 2013, Toronto, Canada
Insight Gallery 44 CONTACT Group Exhibition, Gallery 1313, Toronto, Canada
Curatorial Project Exhibiting in and co-Curating a CONTACT photo festival featured exhibition Dislocations with curator Sevan Injejikian, establishing the new Riverdale Hub Community ArtGallery, Riverdale Hub, Toronto, Canada

Projections - Ghosts of Dubai's Boom, The Image Works Gallery, September 2012, Toronto, Canada
Acts of Exposure Group Exhibition, Gallery 1313, Toronto, Canada

Canadian Landscape Juried Group Exhibition, Agnes Jamieson Gallery, July 2010, Minden, Canada
Public Installation, Projectons of images in a labour camp in Dubai that resulted in the creation of a series of images for ‘Projections, ghosts of Dubai’s boom’, February 2010, Dubai, UAE

The Incredible Holga and Wonder Diana Group Exhibition, April 2008, Dubai, UAE



Toronto Palestine Film Festival (TPFF) 

Participation in the judging process for this year's edition of TPFF Local Pals Residency

ADC 101st Annual Awards

Participation in the judging process for 2022 edition, the 100 anniversary of the competition

National Gallery, Amman, Jordan

Using Format