FESTIVAL: New Haven Documentary Festival: Official Selection - New England Premiere

FESTIVAL: MountainFilm Festival: Official Selection - Colorado Premiere

FESTIVAL: Amarillo ArtsFest Film Showcase: Official Selection - Amarillo, TX Premiere

FESTIVAL: Visions du Réel, Festival international de cinéma Nyon: Media Library 2019 | Official Selection - No Premiere Status Change

AWARD: Dallas International Film Festival: Grand Jury Prize - Nominee

FESTIVAL: Dallas International Film Festival: Official Selection - World Premiere

AWARD: Austin Film Society’s North Texas Pioneer Film Grant: Official Recipient

AWARD: American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund Pitch Competition: Officially Selected Recipient

AWARD: American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund Pitch Competition: Official Selection


Lonestar 98.7 Amarillo
”Amarillo Native Screening Award Winning Documentary At Arts Fest”  May 1, 2019

Film Threat
”‘Hurdle”  April 20, 2019

Texas Observer
‘Hurdle’ Is a Gritty Tale of Hope and Survival  April 16, 2019

Paper City Magazine
Dallas Filmmaker Tells the Story of Two Modern Palestinian Men in Eye Opening New Movie  April 12, 2019

Texas Standard
In ‘Hurdle,’ Two Palestinian Men Seek Personal Freedom Through Creative Expression  April 12, 2019

Dallas Observer
If You Want To See These Movies at DIFF, You’d Better Reserve Your Seat Right Now  April 11, 2019

Dallas Innovates
Don’t Miss These Local Flicks at This Year’s Dallas International Film Festival  April 9, 2019

The MungleShow
Hurdle to show at DIFF  April 9, 2019

Good Morning Texas
Dallas documentary filmmaker Michael Rowley shares the story of a new generation of Palestinian youth in ‘Hurdle  April 8, 2019

Dallas Morning News
Zac Efron as Ted Bundy, Caddo Lake and the Middle East all get a platform at Dallas film fest  April 7, 2019
Michael Rowley’s ‘Hurdle’: The revolution will be jumped over, tumbled under, flown above and rolled around  April 4, 2019

Dallas Observer
”DIFF Will Screen Films Starring Oscar Winner Olivia Colman, Beto O'Rourke and Dirk Nowitzki”  March 27, 2019

”Inspiring Young Palestinians Through Film and Photography”  March 21, 2019

Central Track
Beto, Good Records Docs Top Early 2019 DIFF Confirms  March 12, 2019

HURDLE, Documentary on Palestinian Youth, to World Premiere at 2019 Dallas International Film Festival  March 7, 2019

Dallas Film Announces First 10 Films for 13th Annual Dallas Film Festival  March 6, 2019

Selig Film News
Dallas Film Announces First 10 Films for the 13th Annual Dallas International Film Festival  March 5, 2019

Preston Hollow People
”Dallas International Film Festival Announces First 10 Films”  March 5, 2019

Park Cities People
Dallas International Film Festival Announces First 10 Films  March 5, 2019

Broadway World
"HURDLE Gets World Premiere at Dallas International Film Festival”  March 5, 2019

Culture Map Dallas
"Premieres of All Stripes Litter List of Dallas International Film Festival’s First 10 Films”  March 5, 2019

D Magazine
"A First-Ever Grant Helped a Dallas Filmmaker Document Palestine”  February 11, 2019

The Austin Chronicle
"AFS Announces 2018 Grant Winners" September 5, 2018

Austin Film Society
"Austin Film Society Announces the 2018 AFS Grant Recipients", September 5, 2018

Hey Amarillo with Jason Boyett (Podcast)
"Michael Rowley", July 23, 2018 Featured / Main Homepage Project - Film
July 18 - July 25, 2018

Modern Manhood: The Podcast
"The Peace of Identity" Part 2 with Michael Rowley of the film 'Hurdle', July 9, 2018

Modern Manhood: The Podcast
"Being Aware of Your Reactions" with Michael Rowley of the film 'Hurdle', June 25th, 2018

Dallas Innovates
Dallas Filmmakers Explore Lives of Palestinian Creatives in Documentary ‘Hurdle’, June 6th, 2018

Human Influence
Freedom to Move: How the New Film 'Hurdle' Shows the New Faces of Palestinian Parkour, June 2nd, 2018

Auburn Voices
Waking Up To Walls and Death in the Palestinian Territories, by Michael Rowley, May 14, 2018

Voyage Dallas Magazine
Meet Michael Rowley of Hurdle in Oak Cliff, by Michael Rowley, May 9, 2018
How to Direct Your First Documentary Feature Film, by Nate Pfeil, April 7, 2018