SALIM ABU JABAL began his career as a journalist and film critic in various Arab newspapers after having studied Arabic Literature and Theatre at University of Haifa and Script-writing at The Screenwriting School shortly after. He pursued a career in TV and cinema where he produced and directed several films, series and programs and was best known then for his roles as Casting Director and Producer of renowned Palestinian and International award-winning films. In 2005, he founded and produced the traveling alternative film festival of Palestine; Films from behind The Wall.
He has written, produced and directed a couple of shorts; The Language of Almonds (2011) and Separation Diary (2012), and his first feature documentary Roshmia (2014) was awarded The Jury Prize at the Dubai International Film Festival 2014 and Grand Prix du Documentaire at Festival International Cinéma Méditerranéen Tétouan 2015.
Salim participated in MOTforestillinger II - Artivism agains Occupation, where his film Roshmia was screened.