Focus Lebanon (75′)
The Lebanese Film Festival – “LFF” is preparing its 14th edition in 2019. This film festival, held in Beirut, was created in 2001, by Pierre Sarraf and Nadim Tabet, who run it during 10 years. From 2011 to 2015, the festival was organized jointly by “Ne a Beyrouth Films” (a Beirut-based production house) and “Bande a Part Productions” (a non-trading company), and is currently managed by its new director Wafa’a Celine Halawi, since 2015. The goal of this festival is to offer a privileged tribune for Lebanese directors in order to help them show their work and meet with their audience, but also promote and encourage production initiatives in Lebanon. This year, the festival carried on with its four prizes: “Best fiction”, “Best documentary”, “Best first film”, and “Best experimental film”. The main section of the program is based on a selection of the best of Lebanese film productions, about fifty films.