Faculty and Speakers
Hicham Awad was born in 1988. He obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Audiovisual Direction from the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (Alba) - University of Balamand, 2009; a Masters degree in Aural and Visual Cultures from Goldsmiths, University of London, 2011; and is currently a PhD student in film and visual studies at Harvard University. Her thesis focuses on the roles of "real-time" cinematographic, architectural and computer technologies in staging and risk management in the areas of finance and national security. He has been a contributing editor of Portal 9: Stories and Critical Writing about the City, and has lectured and presented at several academic and artistic institutions such as Ashkal Alwan, the Beirut Art Center, the University of Chicago, and the Society for the Arts. Social Studies of Science. His writings have been published by ArteEast Quarterly, 98weeks, and Sharjah Art Foundation.
Pablo Barghout was born in 1989. He holds a degree in 2D-3D Animation and a Master in Special Effects from the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA). He is the creator of many animated graphics for various projects in the context of advertising (Unica, Ghandour ...), 3D mapping (Chopin, Vodka ...), musical concerts (Baalback, Byblos Festival ...), a play of theater (Moughamarat Victoria el Aajiba), short films (Tamana Ghassan's Wish ...), animated documentaries (Flags and History) and a lecture (Accelerate 2014). He also teaches at Al Kafaat University (AKU) and gives workshops to advertising agency Leo Burnett.
Gregory Buchakjian (1971) is an art historian and visual artist. He holds a doctorate from the Sorbonne University Paris IV, and is an assistant professor at Alba and a member of the Advisory Committee of the Saradar Collection. The relationship between image and narrative is omnipresent in his publications such as Fouad Elkoury, Passing Time (Beirut: Kaph Books: 2017) and Photographic Crossings. The journal of Dr. Cottard (Beirut: Arab Foundation for the image, 2017). His exploration of Beirut's abandoned habitats and the resulting doctoral thesis generated Inventory and Typologies, Video Archives and Photographic Tables. In 2018, his series Fragments from the Ridge Line is the first pavilion of Lebanon at the Biennial of Architecture of Venice.
Emile Chahine is a journalist. He has been a film critic, among others, in An-Nahar and Al-Anwar. Cultural advisor on several TV channels (LBC, TéléLiban), cinema club host since 1970, jury member of many film festivals, he also teaches at Notre-Dame University (NDU) and the Lebanese University (UL ).
- History of Cinema 2: Schools / Authors
Zeina Chamoun holds a Bachelor's Degree in Cinema and Audiovisual Production (Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts, University of Balamand) and a Master's Degree in Journalism (Lebanese University / IFP-CFPJ, Paris). She works as a journalist and producer in Lebanon and France.
Danielle Davie was born in 1980 in Beirut. She holds a Master's degree in "Cinema, Audiovisual, Culture and Society", option "Anthropological Cinema and Documentary" and a PhD in Art Sciences - Anthropological and Documentary Cinema option from Paris Nanterre University (France). ). An anthropologist-filmmaker, she is currently working on a research project on the Mazars of Akkar in collaboration with Houda Kassatly (ARPOA Laboratory, Department of Religious Heritage, Art and Architecture, IOHANES - Institute of History, Archeology and Near Eastern Studies, University of Balamand, Lebanon). A documentary filmmaker, she has been co-directing, since 2017, with Mohamed Sabbah a documentary of creation (feature film in development). She also teaches at the Lebanese University (Institute of Fine Arts 2) and the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK).
- History of the documentary
Marie-Louise "Malou" Elia was born in Lebanon in 1990. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Cinema and Audiovisual Production and a Master in Film Production from Alba. She pursued screenwriting studies at the New York Film Academy. Screenwriter, filmmaker and editor, she has collaborated on various film works (documentaries, commercials and fiction) and directed several films, such as Take 18 (2017) and Beirut in Black & White (2012). Currently, she is finalizing her first feature film script that won the script award at the Cinemai'yat Film Festival (2016). She also teaches at the Lebanese University.
- Film language / cinema technique.
Sandra Fayad holds a BA and a MA from the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (University of Balamand). Photographer by training, she works mainly to document the daily life of the displaced, disabled or marginalized.
Elia El Haddad was born in 1990 in Beirut. Director and sound engineer, he holds a Master's degree in Film Production from the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA) and a 2nd year specialization in Sound from Ecole Nationale Superieure Louis-Lumière (ENSLL), Paris . Member of the Union of Professional Artists in Lebanon and the Audio Engineering Society (ENS). Elia has worked with several Lebanese directors and on several short and feature films as sound engineer, sound editor and mixer. In realization, he realized several web projects and two documentary films, Testimony of life "شهادة حياة", Tripoli Our Cited (2016) "طرابلس يا مدينتنا". He also teaches at The Lebanese University.
Gilbert Hage was born in 1966. He is a photographer. Her photographic works include The Place That Rest (2018), What if Celine Jiged on the Right Flute? (2017), I Hate You Already Because Of The Lies I Had Told You (2011), Why Do We Feel Like Kafka? (2011), Eleven Views of Mount Ararat (2009), With Strings Attached (2008), Pillows (2007) Screening Berlin (2006), Toufican Ruins? (2006), Phone [Ethics] (2006), Here and Now (2005), Beirut (2004), Anonymous (2002), and Roses (1999). His works have been exhibited at the International Architecture Biennale of Venice (2018), Photo London (2018), Bienal Sur, Argentina (2017), Galerie Ygrec, Paris (2017), Art Paris (2017), Hellerau Dresden (2017) ), Works on paper Alakhbar, Beirut (2016), Paris Photo (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai (2016), Beirut Exhibition Center (2015), Art 13 London (2013), Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona (2013), Katara, Doha (2012) Fomu, Antwerp (2012), Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki (2011); at the Royal College of Art, London (2011); at the Rencontres d'Arles, France (2011); Biennial 10 Sharjah (2011); White Box, Munich (2010); at the French Cultural Center, Beirut (2010); Tanit Gallery, Beirut (2009, 2013,2014,2015,2017, 2018); at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Dunaújváros, Hungary (2007); at Modern Art Oxford (2006); at the House of World Cultures, Berlin (2005); at the Tanit Gallery, Munich (2004); Alice Mogabgab Gallery, Beirut (2004, 2002, 1999); and Videobrasil, São Paulo (2003). He is the co-director and co-editor, with Jalal Toufic, of Underexposed Books. www.gilberthage.com.
- Introduction to the photo.
Myriam El Hajj was born in 1983 in Beirut. She holds a Master's degree in Film and Audiovisual Realization and Creation and a Master's degree in Theater Studies - Performing Arts from Paris 8 University, Vincennes-Saint-Denis. She is a member of Commedia Dell'arte's "Les Festinanti" troupe, with whom she has been performing in France since 2007. Her latest documentary feature, Trêve, received the Audiovisual Discovery Award from SCAM in 2016 and was broadcast on France 3 Television in addition to its long festival tour. Alongside her film activities, Myriam is an artistic director at the Lebanon Cinema Foundation, an association that supports Lebanese cinema. She has also been part of several film and screenwriting commissions such as the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF), SCAM, etc.
- Sequence analysis.
- Direction of actors.
Alia Hamdan, born in Beirut, holds two masters of philosophy and urbanism, which she obtains from the universities Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and Paris X Nanterre. Currently, she is pursuing her doctoral studies in the laboratory Practices and Theory of Sense (Paris 8 University, Vincennes-Saint-Denis), a laboratory that crosses several disciplinary fields and research units (political science, aesthetics, social sciences, linguistics, etc.). ). His doctoral research activities focus on a meeting between the cinematographic field and the choreographic field. Residing in Beirut, she produces or participates occasionally in performance projects, including the Le Roy Retrospective project at the Beirut Art Center (2016).
- From time to image.
- Genesis of bodies in the cinema.
Rima Kaddissi was born in 1978. She received a BA in Performing Arts from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) in2003 and an MFA in Performing Arts from DasArts (From Amsterdam School / Advanced Research in Theater and Dance Studies) in 2006. Her work ranges from performance to installation, video, and sound art. Now at work on the sounds of the future of the body / Perform with their glitches and possible perfectness. She is also the founder of PACE, a cross-disciplinary Platform for Collaborative Artistry and Experimentation, seeking to expand criticality and collaborative thought as central to the art-making process.
Fadi Kassem was born in 1977. Holder of a Diploma in Cinema and Audiovisual Production at the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (Alba, Lebanon) and a Master in Cinematography at the National School of Louis Lumière (ENS- Light, France). Director of Photography since 2004 on hundreds of commercials and about twenty long and short films: Wenzhou (2003), Above 50 (2004), Sous Les Bombes (2006), Off War Beirut (2009), Very Big Shot (2014), Truce (2014), The Sounds of Candy (2016), TV Society (2017).
- Video technique.
- Photo direction.
Elie Khalife was born in 1964. He studied cinema at the HEAD (High School of Art and Design in Geneva). To his credit, the two short films Taxi Service (awarded in many international festivals including Locarno, Montpellier, Toronto, Biennale of Arab Cinema) and thank you Natex, awarded and also broadcast on many TV channels in Europe including ARTE, Canal + , TSR, TSI. Both films received the quality award from the Federal Office of Culture in Switzerland. He has also directed Van Express, screened in numerous festivals and two feature films, Yanoosak and Single Married Divorced, a big public success. His book Strada shots was published by Mind the Gap. His photographic work has been exhibited in Lebanon and Switzerland.
- Scenario: theory and practice.
Toufic El-Khoury holds a Master's degree in Philosophy (Saint-Joseph University, Beirut) and a PhD in History and Semiology of Text and Image - Film Studies (Paris Diderot University - Paris VII). He is the author of The Classic Hollywood Comedy (1929-1945), Triadic Structure and Mediations of Desire ("Visual Fields", L'Harmattan, 2016) and co-director, with Alain Brenas, from The Mediterranean City to Cinema (Orizons, 2015). He directs the collection of film studies, "Cinematographies" (Orizons, Paris). He also teaches at Saint Joseph University in Beirut (IESAV - USJ).
- Reading scenarios.
- History of cinema 3: Genres.
- Scenario: theory and practice.
- Research Methodology.
- Theoretical approaches of the audiovisual.
Lynn Kodeih is an artist, teacher and translator, born in Beirut in 1982. Her work mixes writing, video and performance, and focuses on the normalization of violence, notions of space, boundaries, wandering and membership. She is co-founder of polycephaly.net, a platform for research and conversation around art and politics in conflict regions. After studying literature and theater, she obtained a Master in Theater Studies from Saint Joseph University of Beirut (IESAV - USJ), specializing in Performance and Contemporary Artistic Practices. She was a resident at the Home Workspace Program in Ashkal Alwan in 2016. Her work has been exhibited at international festivals in Europe and the Middle East. She also teaches at Saint Joseph University in Beirut.
May El-Koussa holds a Master's degree in Visual and Scenic Arts - Video Art option (Saint-Esprit University of Kaslik, Lebanon) and a PhD in Arts and Sciences of Art - Cinema and Audiovisual option (Paris University I Pantheon - Sorbonne, France). Member of the research laboratory ACTE (Arts, creation, theory, aesthetics - University Paris 1, France), she publishes articles on European and Lebanese cinemas. She also teaches at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) and at the Lebanese University (IBA2), Beirut.
- Evolution of cinematographic language.
- Experimental cinema.
- Modern Cinema.
- Film analysis.
Maurice Lattouf was born in 1989. He graduated in 2012 with a Master's Degree in Cinema and Audiovisual Production from the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA, University of Balamand, Lebanon). He is a director and producer at Elefteriades Production since 2015.
was born in 1977. He holds a diploma in audiovisual production from the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA). He founded the company LUCID, a post-production box, in 2016. He has worked on several films, including Amin Dora's Ghadi (2013), Insult (2017) by Ziad Doueiry and Capharnaum (2018) by Nadine Labaki . He has also worked as editor on more than 800 commercials.
attended the preparatory classes at the Geneva Conservatory, the Florent course and the Allegrina Escojido course in Paris. She founded her theater troupe in 1993 and her theater workshop in 1999 staged 27 plays including The Dinner of Cons, Panic in the Plaza, The Beautiful Sisters, The Name ... She is preparing her next play scheduled in November 2018.
holds a Master's degree in Visual and Scenic Arts - Video Art option (Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik, Lebanon) and a PhD in Film Studies from Paris I University, Panthéon Sorbonne. He was assistant professor at the American University of Technology (Lebanon). He also teaches at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (Lebanon).
- History of cinema 4: cinematographies.
holds a BSc from the American University of Beirut (AUB). He is a certified expert and instructor in Adobe. He works in the field of graphic art and printing.
was born in 1972. He holds a D.E.S. in Advertising of the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA, Lebanon). TV producer (MTV and ABU DHABI TV among others), he has an advertising career in Lebanon and the Arab countries (Saudi Arabia, Dubai). Founder of Ciné-Club CULT of ALBA and member of the Jury of several film festivals (IESAV, NDU). Nominated for the London International Advertising Awards, he also teaches at Lebanese American University (LAU).
History of cinema 1: Chronology.
- Anatomy of a movie.
- Independent cinema.
, born in 1990, is a director based in Beirut. He received his Master in Cinema and Audiovisual Production in 2014 from the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA, University of Balamand). He finished his first feature film, Chronic, in 2017. His previous short films - Awakening, The Return and Where There Is Nothing But Water - have been selected and awarded at many local and international festivals. He also participated in the international class at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg in Germany in 2015, as part of a scholarship program by Robert Bosch Stiftung.
is one of the founding partners of "..needed in Beirut Films", the Beirut-based film development and production company. Born in Beirut in 1975, Pierre grew up in a city by civil war. In 1990, he immigrated to Italy, France to study Biochemistry and Business Management (MBA). After a few years of professional experience, he returned to Beirut in 2003 to set up "in Beirut Films" which develops, co-produces and produces feature films and Documentaries. To date, Pierre has been involved in the production of 7 feature films, 8 shorts and 6 documentaries. On the industry level, "..needed in Beirut" plays a major role in fostering the film industry in Lebanon by producing the Lebanese Film Festival in Beirut since 2001, serving on the board of the Cinema Committee for the Lebanese Ministry of Culture. 2012, serving on the board of the Lebanon Cinema Foundation since 2016.
holds a PhD in Film Studies from Paris Nanterre University, with a thesis entitled Images in the aftermath: the space-time of war in Lebanese cinema, from the “New Lebanese Cinema” (1975) to contemporary artistic practices (1990 till this day). Her research focuses primarily on cinema and contemporary art in Lebanon confronted with history. She is also an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Scenic, Audiovisual and Cinematographic Studies, Saint-Joseph University of Beirut.
- Lebanese war and post-war cinema.
(born 1982) holds a mechanical engineering degree from the American University of Beirut (AUB) and a sound engineering diploma from Recording Arts Canada (RAC). He is a member of several Lebanese bands including The Bunny Tylers, The Incompetents, Scrambled Eggs and Stress / Distress. He already has four solo albums to his credit. Fadi Tabbal has worked (as a producer and sound engineer) with some of the most famous Lebanese and international artists in the contemporary music scene (Asil Ensemble, Mashrou 'Leila, Mike Cooper, Postcards, Zad Moultaka, The Wanton Bishops, Who Killed Bruce Lee ... ). As a composer, sound designer and mixer, he has worked, among others, on the films of Raed and Rania Rafei, Maher Abi Samra, Chadi Aoun, Nadim Tabet and on the installations of Lamia Joreige, The Sursock Museum, The Feel Collective, Beirut Dance Company, Khalil Joreige and Joana Hadjithomas ...
was born in 1957. He began his musical studies of piano and percussion in 1963 at the age of 6 years. He traveled to France in 1975 to continue his studies at the Rennes Conservatory (France). In 1977 he was appointed professor of percussion in Rennes. In 1981 he traveled to Boston to study Jazz at the Berklee College of Music. He returned to Lebanon in 1986. Since then, he has been touring internationally. He has also taught at Saint Joseph University in Beirut (USJ) since 2002 and at Lebanese German University (LGU) since 2014.
studied film at the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA, Lebanon) where he has been teaching writing and directing since 2005. He started as a Story Producer on television and joined the world of cinema in 2010 as a development manager in the production groups Abbout Productions and Schortcut Films. He has written a segment of the anthology film, A Quintet (2014), contributed to the writing of the socio-political web series The Little Drop (2015) and co-directed, with Badih Massaad, the documentary Un Certain Nasser (2017) , portrait of the pioneer director of Lebanese cinema Georges Nasser. He is also the co-founder and artistic director of Maskoon, the first fantasy film festival in the Arab world, since September 2016.
, after studying Fine Arts in Photography, Art History and Economics, founded BIB, the Beirut Image Biennale and "Albedo Creative Platform", an interdisciplinary platform focused on the digital and new media, which she directs. She also teaches at Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK). His works and research revolve around the economy, the theory of the image and the interrelation of art and urban space in a perspective of critical reflection.
Light in the spotlight.
Jad Abi Khalil
was born in Beirut. He studied cinema at IESAV, Saint Joseph University of Beirut. He has directed several short films and documentary feature films. Since 2007, he has produced documentaries such as Simon El Habre's One Man Village (Jury's Special Mention in 2008, Dubai International Film Festival, Best International Documentary in 2009, Hot Docs International Documentary Festival). He also produces Bassem Fayad's Diaries of a Flying Dog (2015 Dubai International Film Festival, 2016 Carthage International Film Festival). He is a founding member of Beirut DC, the cultural association for Arab cinema. He served as Chairman of its Board from 2009 to 2013, Director of DOCmed from 2011 to 2013, and Beirut Cinema Platform (BCP) since 2015.
was born in Lebanon in 1978. He is the screenwriter of Shankabot (2009-2011), Lebanese web series (International Digital Emmy Award, 2011). Breche has directed three short films: Both (2007), premiere at Critics' Week in Cannes, Ziu (2013) and Free Range (2014), which has received several awards at international and Arab festivals. As a screenwriter, Breche has written a number of webseries besides Shankaboot: Fasateen (2012), The little drop (2015), Undocumented (2017) and Aleph (2017). Breche is the founder and director of Screen Beirut, a Beirut-based scriptwriting collective.
- Cynthia Choucair graduated from the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (University of Balamand) in 1998 and holds a Master's degree in cinema from IESAV, Saint Joseph University, Beirut. Until now, she has produced 9 documentary and fiction films. His short film The Chair has been selected in over 35 international festivals and has won several awards. His documentary Counting Tiles was selected at the Rotterdam International Film Festival. In 2007, she founded her production company Road2films. She is a member of Beirut DC.
was born in 1958. At the age of 30, he decided to stop working as artistic director in the press. He thus formed on the job: on the one hand, working as director of direct films, institutional films (fiction), local commercials, documentaries, as a creator of generics, as scriptwriter; and on the other hand, by screening films, exploring the literature on film, he forges a solid theoretical knowledge. Achievements: Henri Dutilleux a free course (1999, "Classics in pictures" festival 2000 at the Louvre); First films: an exercise at the Femis (2004, Fr 5); Today I got up from "happiness" (2010). In progress: writing a short film shot in VR, Love is blind; New editing for the film "Small steps ..." for the 20-year career of the Brazilian company Dos à Deux. At the same time, he has been working since 1990 in film schools in France, FEMIS, L'ECOLE LA CITE, in Morocco at ESAV and in Lebanon at L'ALBA. His creed: to give the courses he would have liked if he had made a film school.
was born in 1971. She holds a degree in Audio-Visual Studies from the Institute of Scenic, Audiovisual and Cinematographic Studies (IESAV) of Saint Joseph University of Beirut (USJ, Lebanon). She is a TV series director, director of the Promotions Department and Head of Production Department at ART (Arab Radio TV) for 14 years for 13 TV channels. Executive producer for the biggest satellite channels of the Gulf and Saudi Arabia (ADTV-MBC, etc.). Production Advisor for U-Turn (Internet portal No. 1 in the Gulf countries). Instructor and trainer in "Production and Management Teams" at Twofour54- Abu Dhabi, Dubai Media City, in several Institutes in Saudi Arabia. Project Director and Executive Producer for Imagic Lebanon, and the Golf Countries.
is an Egyptian Film Critic, festival programmer, and speaker. He is the delegate of the Karlovy Vary Festival for Arab Films, curator of Safar Film Fest London 2018, former member of the Berlin Critics Week and consultant for a number of festivals around the world. He has also been director of programming at the Cairo International Film Festival. He gave a lecture series in several German cities about Egyptian Music Films. He is also a consultant on several feature films. From 2006 to 2012, he directed the Daily News Arts and Culture page in Egypt, the only independent daily in English, a sister publication of the International Herald's Tribune. He also writes in several newspapers, magazines, blogs and special sites. His writings have been translated into five languages so far.
- Politics of Arab cinemas.
is a producer, creative and engineer. He holds a Master's degree in Computer Engineering (McGill, Canada, 2001) and is a graduate of INIS in Digital Media Production (2003). In 2005 he founded Kngfu, a content production agency for all platforms and screens in the culture and entertainment sector, whose work has been awarded many times. Ghassan is a recognized voice in the media industry: he is also a trainer and mentor, as well as participating in numerous panels and juries in Canada and internationally - including SXSW, HotDocs, FNC, RIDM, MIP, Banff, Gemini, NextMedia, DocAgora. Always guided by curiosity and creativity, Ghassan has worn many hats in his career: producer, director, technology director, creative director are among the positions he occupies according to projects and teams.
holds a Master's degree in Television from the Royal Institute of Cinema and Sound Theater (RITCS) in Brussels, Belgium. He is always looking for new forms, new formats and original content as a producer and director. His film Master, Making Paradize, the first in Virtual Reality in Belgium, was the subject of his master's research. He is a researcher and teacher at the Thomas More University College in Mechelen.
was born in 1968. He studied cinema at the Lumière University of Lyon 2 from where he graduated with a Master's degree in cinema, and at the same time took courses in journalism at the CFPJ in Paris. He has directed many documentaries (for Canal +, France 3), has practiced the short film of fiction (about twenty films) which led him to obtain in 2001 the César for the best short film with A Little Air of Party. He then embarked on the feature film With When You Descend from Heaven, The Son of the Grocer and Possessions. He is currently preparing his next film.
was born in 1969. After studying engineering in Lebanon, he joined the Ecole Supérieure d'Etudes Cinématographiques in Paris. Since then, he has directed several short films, including Cathodique, Ombres and La Douche, which have won awards in numerous festivals and broadcast in various countries. His first feature film Falafel is selected in more than fifty major festivals, wins a multitude of awards and acquires international fame. Falafel is released in cinemas in Europe and is acquired by different television channels around the world. Beirut Hold'em is his second feature film.
is a director, author and teacher. She holds a B.A. in Arts Communication from the Lebanese American University (LAU, Lebanon) and a M.F.A in Theater Production from the University of Arkansas (UOA). Lina's passion and her main work is theater, as a director and producer. She has extensive experience with more than 20 mounted parts in Lebanon and the United States. Among these, Haki Neswen, Majnoon Yehki, Limaza, Haki Rjel. Lina also works as an artistic and dramatic consultant, acting director, scriptwriter, producer, presenter, moderator and freelance speaker on independent projects.
- Dialogues direction of actors.
graduated from the Ecole Nationale Louis Lumière in Paris in 1990, sound section. He was then assistant to Michel Fano, head of Son department at FEMIS in Paris from 1990 to 1993. Since 1993 he has been working as a mixer. He recorded sound effects, post-synchronizations and mixed many films (100 to his credit) and telefilms (about sixty). He also teaches at the Ecole Nationale Louis Lumiere, at FEMIS in France, but also internationally in EICTV schools in Cuba and since 1994 at the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA) in Lebanon. His filmography includes films such as Jacques Perrin's Oceans and Jacques Cluzaud (nominated for Best Sound in 2011), La Rencontre, Rene, Irene, Pater, Alain Cavalier's Paradis & Caravaggio, l'Affaire Farewell, In May do what you please, My boy from Christian Carion, Single, Married, Divorced by Elie Khalifé, The Beach House by Roy Dib, Morine by Tony Farjallah, Beyrouth Ghost, Terra Incognita, The Last Man, Mountain & Ghassan Salhab Valley (Best Soundtrack Award 2016 at the Lebanese Movie Awards). He is a shareholder in a company (HAL) grouping film sound engineer, speech editors, sound editors, sound effects, mixers, engineers in acoustics and studio construction. For two years, this company has partnered with DB Studio and has actively participated in the creation of the new DB studio complex in Sin-El-Fil, Beirut, Lebanon.
has obtained a diploma and validates his final dissertation in the image section of INSAS in Brussels. He then completed his national service at the E.C.P. A (Cinematographic and Photographic Establishment of the Armies). As a cinematographer, his professional experience includes more than 10 feature films, about fifteen feature films, and he has been Assistant Operator on some twenty feature films. He has worked with directors such as Brian De Palma, Gérard Mordillat, Mathieu Kassowitz, Chris Nahon, Yves Angelo, Pierre Jolivet, James Ivory, Pitof or Marion Vernoux ... He also animates image workshops at INSAS as a speaker.
was born in 1974. She graduated in Political Science and a DESS in Law at the Sorbonne. She is the author of two novels: And at the end everyone dies (Flammarion / Prix Marie-Claire of the First novel) and Built to last (Fayard). She is a producer of television movies and screenwriter.
was born in 1953 in Amsterdam. He has a degree in filmmaking at the RITCS Film School (Brussels). He is a professor at the School of Fine Arts in Brussels (LUCA) and co-founder of the International Master DocNomads. He was professor at INSAS and lecturer at the University of Paris 8 and Marc Bloch University in Strasbourg. For many years, he has been leading workshops all over the world (Brazil, Vietnam, China, Canada, United States, Lebanon, etc.). He has been a member of the Film Commission in Belgium (FR, NL) and France (Draft of a Dream). He was vice-president of SCAM (Belgium). He has made documentaries for thirty-five years, some have been awarded at festivals and all have been on European television. For 3 years, he has been showing his films and photos in solo exhibitions and retrospectives (Netherlands, Portugal, Australia, Belgium). www.robrombout.com
was born in 1958. He directed six feature films: The Valley (2014), The Mountain (2010), 1958 (2009), The Last Man (2006), Terra Incognita (2002), Ghost Beirut (1998); as well as many short films and videos, including The Ink of China (2016), His Picture (2016), Everybody Knows this Is Nowhere (2012), The Massacre of the Innocents (2010), (Posthumous) (2007) , Dead Time (2006), Short meeting with Jean-Luc Godard (2005), Lost Narcissus (2004), My Living Body, My Dead Body (2003), and The Person's Rose (2000). His films were screened at the Toronto International Film Festival 2014; at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2014, where he won the "Best Director from the Arab World" award for The Valley; at FIDMarseille 2011; at the Cannes Film Festival (2002) in Un Certain Regard; and the 29th Istanbul Film Festival, among others. His book Fragments of the Sinking Book was published in a bilingual edition (French / Arabic) by Amers Editions in 2012. www.ghassansalhab.com.
was born in 1972. She is the co-founder and director of DJINN HOUSE Productions since 1995. Executive producer of three feature films in co-production with France, as well as several short films, corporate films, etc. But his main activity remains editing. Editor of more than fifty films (feature films, short films and documentaries), many of which have won international awards. She has worked with a large number of Lebanese-based directors including Ghassan Salhab, Mai Masri, Bahij Hojeij, Akram Zaatari, Jean Chamoun, Tamara Stepanyan, Zeina Dacchache, Reine Mitri, and others. Director of several corporate films and films for NGOs including "A contra courant" a 43min documentary that has been selected and awarded in several festivals.
holds a Master's degree in Law from the Università Statale di Milano (Italy) and a BFA from the EICAR of Paris (France), where he now teaches Realization (BFA) and Film Analysis. (MFA). He also collaborates with Istituto Marangoni (Paris) and Istituto Italiano di Cultura (Paris). His short film "37 ° 4S" won the Special Mention of the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival (2013) and the David di Donatello for the best Italian short film (2014). His feature film "Banat" was presented at the Settimana della Critica at Venice's Mostra del Cinema (2015), he was nominated for the Best Novice Director at the David di Donatello (2016) and he was selected in addition to 50 Festivals by winning several awards. His last short film "My Love My Friend" was presented at the Venice Film Festival (Orizzonti) and the Toronto International Film Festival. He recently directed episodes of the television series "Non Uccidere 2", produced by Freemantle, Rai Fiction and Arte.