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LEBANON / The return of the Beirut Art Film Festival


After four years absence, the Beirut Art Film Festival (BAFF) returned for its 9th edition from November 7th to 17th at the Béryte Theatre in Beirut’s Saint-Joseph University. With 16 films, 2 conferences and an exhibition, the event’s founder, Alice Mogabgab, wanted to return to “the battles fought by men and women, yesterday and today, …

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LEBANON / “I’m not Lakit” selected at the Hollywood Arab Film Festival


Marie Surae’s Lebanese film I’m not Lakit was screened in the documentary category of the Hollywood Arab Film Festival (HAFF). The 2nd edition of this event was held in Los Angeles from April 26th to 29th. Created in 2022 the festival promotes Arab films and raises awareness in Hollywood of the Arab and North African …

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LEBANON / Gold Bear for Best Short for “Les Chenilles”

Les Chenilles

A first film by Lebanese directors Michelle and Noel Keserwany, Les Chenilles, won the Golden Bear for Best Short at the 73rd Berlinale. Co-produced in France by Dewberries Films and the Lyon Biennale, the story is about two young women from the Levant, Asma and Sarah, both waitresses in the same restaurant in Lyon. Initially …

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Lebanon / Wissam Charaf, first Arab director to win the Europa Award at Venice


At the closing of the Giornate degli Autori (Authors’ Days), the members of the jury awarded the Europa Cinemas label to Franco-Lebanese director Wissam Charaf for his film Dirty Difficult Dangerous. He is the first Arab director to receive this award. Created in 2004, the Giornate degli Autori is a parallel section to the Venice …

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Lebanon – France / Cooperation between INA and the Lebanese public broadcaster


On April 8th the Lebanese Ministry of Information, the French Embassy in Beirut, the management of Télé-Liban and France’s Institut national de l’audiovisuel (INA) signed a cooperation agreement to preserve the Lebanese broadcasting archives. This partnership, called “Safeguarding, digitizing and enhancing media heritage”, is part of a solidarity fund for innovative projects. Financed to the …

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Lebanon / Project to re-open a theatre and cinema in Tripoli

Logo Tiro

With the help of his NGO Tiro for Arts, Lebanese actor/director Kassem Istanbouli is restoring Tripoli’s Empire Cinema. Dating from the 1940’s the Empire is the last cinema still standing in Tell Square – where there used to be five. It has been closed since 1988. Even though Tripoli is the Lebanon’s second largest city …

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LEBANON / The Lebanese series “Beirut 6:07” nominated for the International Emmy Awards

Beyrouth 6:07

A series of fifteen short films, “Beirut 6:07” traces the story of the double explosion in Beirut’s port on August 4th 2020, causing several hundred deaths, injuring thousands, and destroying several entire districts of the city. The production employed 15 Lebanese directors, a team of 100 and 5 post-production units. Among the 15 directors were …

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