Laila Hotait Salas is a Lebanese-Spanish filmmaker and artist and holds a PhD in Film studies.
Her work has received support from institutions such as the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, the Sundance Documentary Fund Program, the Screen Institute Beirut and the Doha Film Institute. Her first documentary, Crayons of Askalan, was screened in festivals including Hot Docs, the Doha Tribeca Film Festival, CPH:DOX, DocsDF and V.O.D. platforms such as Mubi, Feelmakers and BBC Arabic.
She lives now in Mexico and has worked as a full time teacher at Tecnologico de Monterrey for five years.