About

Kareem Tabsch is the co-founder and co-director of Miami's largest art house cinema, an Award winning documentary filmmaker and an Arts Advocate who strongly believes in the power of the arts, particularly film, to enrich lives and revitalize communities.

 

FILMMAKER

As a documentary filmmaker, Kareem's works has been included in several prestigious film festivals including Slamdance, AFI Docs, DocNYC, Rooftop Films,  LA Film Fest where his film won the Best Short Documentary Prize, and Miami Jewish Film Festival where his film won Audience Favorite Documentary among several other festivals.  His films have garnered international press attention from outlets like Comedy Central, Vice, The NY Post, Cosmopolitan, Jezebel, Bravo and from celebrities including Andy Cohen, Rush Limbaugh, and Howard Stern.

 

FILM PROGRAMMER

Kareem is the co-founder and co-director of O Cinema, Miami's largest art house cinema with three locations throughout the area including the Wynwood Arts District, the North Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach and the Village of Miami Shores.

He has served on the First Feature Jury for Frameline San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival, lectured about the history of queer cinema at Florida International University, and has served as a Program Consultant for the Key West Film Festival.

 

ARTS ADVOCATE

In 2013 Kareem was featured in the Miami New Times ‘People Issue’ for his contribution to the cities film culture, he was named a '20 under 40' by the Miami Herald's Business Monday in 2014 and in 2015 was the recipient of the Knight Arts Champion award presented by the Knight Foundation in recognition of O Cinema's contribution to the cultural vibrancy of Greater Miami.

Tabsch has served on the Advisory Committee of the Miami Foundation’s Our Miami initiative, on the National Arts Advisory Committee of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and on the Miami-Dade County Film & Entertainment Advisory Committee.