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05/12/2014

Egyptian, Palestinian short films to premiere in DubaiEgyptian, Palestinian short films to premiere in Dubai

Short films by Lebanese, Tunisian and Jordanian filmmakers also selected for the festival

A myriad of short films by Arab filmmakers will be screening at the Dubai International Film Festival from December 10 to 17, starting with no less than three Egyptian films screening in the competitive Muhr Shorts section. Ahmed Ibrahim's Al...

Events and Festivals, Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, Tunisia, Jordan

24/11/2014

Human Capital opens European Film Festival in LebanonHuman Capital opens European Film Festival in Lebanon

Up to 41 European titles and Shady Abdesalam's The Mummy screen in Lebanon

Up to 41 recent European feature films two short films are to screen at the European Film Festival in Lebanon from November 26 to December, reports L’Orient Le Jour. The event is organised by the Delegation of the European Union in Lebanon, in...

Events and Festivals, Lebanon

12/11/2014

Cultural Resistance Film Festival launches in LebanonCultural Resistance Film Festival launches in Lebanon

Jocelyne Saab is behind Lebanon's first Cultural Resistance Film Festival, from November 12 to 17

Jocelyne Saab knows a thing or two about resistance: She has needed plenty to make her vision a reality. For over a year, she has been planning the Cultural Resistance Film Festival, a film festival unlike any other in Lebanon to date, taking...

Events and Festivals, Lebanon

21/10/2014

Shankaboot actress Samira Kawas to co-produce film based on Amin Maalouf's Ports of CallShankaboot actress Samira Kawas to co-produce film based on Amin Maalouf's Ports of Call

Once it has found its A-list cast, the film is to start shooting at the beginning of next year

Samira Kawas, the lead actress of the first Arabic-language web series Shankaboot, is working on a new project based on a novel by renowned Lebanese-French writer Amin Maalouf, reports The Daily Star. This time, however, Kawas will be working...

Lebanon

13/10/2014

Iron Hekoya: giving long life to web series in LebanonIron Hekoya: giving long life to web series in Lebanon

Gangsters and superheroes could populate new web series in Lebanon

Carlo Mouzannar and Daniel Habib are childhood friends. Both audiovisual enthusiasts, they worked together on Daniel’s graduation film, before deciding to embark on a new project: to create a Lebanese production company dedicated to web series. A...

Industry, Lebanon

09/10/2014

Syria Inside: “The Syrian Revolution for Dummies”Syria Inside: “The Syrian Revolution for Dummies”

After premiering in Beirut, the film is now available for all to watch on Youtube

At the start of Syria Inside, the viewer may wonder what they’re letting themselves in for. Surrounded by what look like cardboard cut-outs, two Syrian presenters host the show, carry out interviews whilst floating in mid-air, and broadcast a...

Events and Festivals, Syria , Lebanon

06/10/2014

Beirut Hanan Beirut: self-produced documentary to screen at BIFFBeirut Hanan Beirut: self-produced documentary to screen at BIFF

Lebanese cinematographer Patrick Issa's first documentary to screen at Beirut International Film Festival

Two young Lebanese girls live just 50 kilometres apart, but in totally different worlds. Mireille is a city-dweller and Hanan is a nomad who lives in a camp in the mountains. One has just discovered the social networking site Facebook, while the...

Events and Festivals, Lebanon

02/10/2014

Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, Palestine and Israel reveal their choices for the 2015 OscarsEgypt, Morocco, Lebanon, Palestine and Israel reveal their choices for the 2015 Oscars

The 87th Academy Awards ceremony will take place on February 22, 2015

The shortlist of films that will battle it out to win Best Foreign Film at the Oscars next year has been revealed. We look at the films put forward by the Moroccan, Lebanese, Egyptian, Palestinian and Israeli selection committees. Moroccan film...

Events and Festivals, Israel, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine

30/09/2014

Maher Abi Samra and Sabine Sidawi, director and producer of A Maid for EachMaher Abi Samra and Sabine Sidawi, director and producer of A Maid for Each

“It has become normal to have a servant at home, when it shouldn't be”

Lebanese director Maher Abi Samra's documentary film A Maid for Each, an investigation into the living conditions of some 200,000 domestic workers in Lebanon, took part in the the Final Cut post-production workshop at the Venice International...

Lebanon, Events and Festivals

22/09/2014

Bastardo and Giraffada to compete at the Beirut International Film FestivalBastardo and Giraffada to compete at the Beirut International Film Festival

Nejib Beldakhi and Rani Massalha's films among 78 to screen at the festival from October 1 to 9

The 14th edition of the Beirut International Film Festival (BIFF) will open on October 1 at Abraj theaters in Furn el Shebbak with Clouds of Sils Maria, by French director Olivier Assayas, reports Iloubnan. The festival will close on October 9...

Events and Festivals, Lebanon

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