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03/02/2014

Stable Unstable: a funny, dramatic session on a psychotherapist's couchStable Unstable: a funny, dramatic session on a psychotherapist's couch

Lebanese director Mahmoud Hojeij's first fiction feature is out in local cinemas

A few hours before the New Year, the lift in an upper middle class building in Beirut stops working. There are deliveries, people coming and going... including some rather special visitors who stop at the sixth floor. They have an appointment...

Industry, Lebanon

18/12/2013

TERRAMED PLUS video-on-demand platform to live on in 2014TERRAMED PLUS video-on-demand platform to live on in 2014

Mediterranean broadcasters with content on the website meet in Beirut to discuss the project's future

Terramed Plus project partners -- ARTE France, COPEAM (Permanent Conference of the Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators), EPTV/Algeria, France Télévisions, RAI/Italy, RTVE/Spain, Skylogic, SNRT/Morocco and Télé-Liban -- met yesterday in Beirut,...

Grant Project Activities, Lebanon

10/12/2013

Behind the scenes of Toufic Khreich's short Troubled WatersBehind the scenes of Toufic Khreich's short Troubled Waters

A sneak peak behind the scenes of the Lebanese short film now showing at the Dubai film fest

"Hello, I'm a director. Would you like to appear in my next film?" Toufic Khreich's proposal was intriguing. I daydreamed of belonging to the world of cinema ... being an actress... the drama... the red carpet... With celebrity in mind, I soon...

Industry, Lebanon

26/11/2013

Khalil el Mozayen's Gaza 36mm screens in BeirutKhalil el Mozayen's Gaza 36mm screens in Beirut

"It made me think of Cinema Paradiso," one viewer says of the DOCmed documentary

Despite tension in the city after two recent bombings, on Thursday the Metropolis Empire Sofil in Achrafieh is brimming with festival-goers. Bouchra Chahine, the European Film Festival's organiser from the European Union Delegation to Lebanon, is...

Events and Festivals, Palestine, Lebanon, Euromed Audiovisual News

26/11/2013

Lebanese film school launches web series production workshopLebanese film school launches web series production workshop

After taking part in Dia Sud Med, ALBA pioneers a new training scheme in Beirut

Inspired by its participation in the Euromed Audiovisual-funded Dia Sud Med project, Beirut's ALBA audiovisual school is now offering a workshop on web series production, as part of its curriculum for its degree in Television Studies. The news is...

Industry, Lebanon, Grant Project Activities

15/11/2013

Lebanon's European Film Festival celebrates its 20th anniversaryLebanon's European Film Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary

37 European feature films, Khalid el-Muzayen's Gaza 36 mm and a cine-concert in the programme

Lebanon's European Film Festival, organised by the European Union delegation to Lebanon together with member state's embassies and cultural institutes and under the sponsorship of the Lebanese culture ministry, is to open on Wednesday with the...

Events and Festivals, Lebanon

15/11/2013

In Lebanon, a cinematic light shines from TripoliIn Lebanon, a cinematic light shines from Tripoli

Women and activism at the heart of Lebanon's Tripoli International Film Festival

“I’m astonished,” says Lebanese filmmaker Jocelyne Saab. “Tripoli [had] 20 cinemas before the [Civil] War ... Now there is only one [a multiplex with five screens], so people go less. Yet when I called the [theatre manager,] he said, ‘I have 700...

Events and Festivals, Lebanon

15/11/2013

Director Amin Dora’s Ghadi out in Lebanese cinemasDirector Amin Dora’s Ghadi out in Lebanese cinemas

A successful film about a child with Down syndrome who changes the life of an entire village

With over 17,000 admissions in Lebanese theaters during its first week of release, Ghadi has become a great success in Lebanon. Lebanese films that are not about the civil war -- or war in general -- exist. It's rare, but sometimes we catch one...

Industry, Lebanon

14/11/2013

'Cinema for Everyone' film education programme goes to Lebanon'Cinema for Everyone' film education programme goes to Lebanon

Lebanon the only Arab country to have introduced the film education programme started in France

Lebanon is the only Arab country to have introduced the 'Cinema for Everyone' film education programme that was first launched in France in 1989. The object of the exercise is to bring school pupils of all ages, from kindergarten to high school,...

Lebanon

05/11/2013

Elie Khalifé and Alexandre Monnier, Lebanese and French directorsElie Khalifé and Alexandre Monnier, Lebanese and French directors

"I think there is potential for comedies in Lebanon"

Lebanese and French directors Elie Khalifé and Alexandre Monnier attended the development grant event at the 35th Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival last month with their project Brother-in-Law. The film is to follow Ziad, a pharmacist in...

Events and Festivals, Lebanon