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Ayam Beirut Al Cinema'iya 2004

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Ayam Beirut III

 

The third edition of Ayam Beirut Al Cinema'iya was the biggest edition of the festival with 115 films in 10 days. 

 

This edition was held between the 15th and the 26th of September 2004. The fiction selection had 12 feature Arab films, among which was the festival's opening film “Bab Al Shams” (The Door to the Sun) by Yousry Nasrallah, presented in the presence of the director and the cast, and the closing film “Vodka Lemon” by Hinner Salim. In addition to the features, there were short filmsguest filmsexperimental films and student films. There were also foreign films on the Arab World including Jean-Luc Godard's “our music”. But the festival's main core was an extensive selection of documentaries from the four corners of the Arab World by renowned filmmakers including Malek Bensmail, Omar Amiralay, Jean Chamoun and Tahani Rached as well as engaged Arab young filmmakers. 12 new Lebanese works have been presented in a new selection entitled My Very First Film.

 

Among the festival's parallel activities was a selection of Arab documentaries from the 70's and the 80's by acclaimed Arab filmmakers, rarely shown in Lebanon. There was also an animation workshop held by Vuk Jevermovik (Germany), a Video Installation by Catherine Cattaruzza and Vatche Boulghourjian with the name of Body, 5x5, a production of 35mm films to encourage the independent short films by young directors in the presence of American director Tom McCarthy, and two roundtable discussionsIdentity, as represented in the Arab Films and Palestine, representing the unrepresentable. The latter was moderated by the late Samir Kassir and included a special interview with celebrated filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard directed by Ghassan Slahab.

 

Two prizes were awarded during the festival:

-                Award for the Best Lebanese Short Film or Documentary (offered by Dark Side Productions) for the film “Road Beyond Sunset” by Bassem Fayyad

-                Grant to support the development of a Lebanese Feature (offered by the Lebanese Cinema Foundation) for the film “Every Day Is a Holiday” by Dima Al Horr

 

Ayam Beirut III in numbers

9,500 Spectators

115 Films in 10 days

20 premieres

50 Guests

100 Press Articles

120 TV spots

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Ayam Beirut Al Cinema'iya 2006

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Ayam Beirut IV

 

Ayam Beirut Al Cinema'iya presented its fourth edition under very special circumstances, as the first major cultural event to take place in Beirut after the 33-day Israeli war on Lebanon. 

 

This edition was held between the 16th and the 23rd of September 2006. 31 films (features, shorts and documentaries) have participated to this special edition out of a more extensive selection that has to be condensed due to the political events that took place a month before.

 

Many premieres took place during the festival including the Lebanese feature films Falafel by Michel Kammoun, which opened the festival (World Premiere), and The Last Man, newest feature of renowned director Ghassan Salhab (Arab Premiere) as well as Bled Number One, second feature film by Algerian director Rabah Ameur-Zaimecheand Bamako, latest feature by Mauritanian filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako (both Arab premieres). The Sundance award-winning documentary Iraq in Fragments by James Longley also had its Arab premiere in Ayam Beirut in the presence of the filmmaker.

 

The festival had many parallel activities including the "Videos under Siege," 25 videos produced during the July War on Lebanon, documenting the daily life of the Lebanese under siege, or of Lebanese filmmakers who were trapped outside Lebanon during this period. Other activities included a performance by artist Rabih Mroue, a dance performance by Yalda Younes, and screening/debate by Bassam Haddad. The festival wrapped up its activities with a concert of Rima Khcheich who played a setlist of songs that appeared in Arab movie classics. 

 

Ayam Beirut 4 in numbers

6,000 Spectators

31 Films in 8 days

46 Guests

12 Premieres

120 Press Articles

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Ayam Beirut Al Cinema'iya 2008

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Ayam Beirut V

 

The fifth edition of Ayam Beirut Al Cinema'iya was held between the 17th and the 26th of October, with the support of the Med-Screen Project (of the Euromed Audiovisual II Program) and several valuable sponsors and media partners.

 

It featured more than 60 films from the Arab World and on the Arab World, divided between feature films, short films, documentaries, videos, retrospectives, Arab cinema classics...

 

The selection covered the four corners of the Arab World, with films from Iraq and unto Mauritania.

 

The festival decided to support the first documentary of young Lebanese filmmaker Simon El-Habre, choosing to screen the Beirut DC-produced The One Man Village as its opening film. The documentary has since then participated to more than 30 festivals around the globe, winning several prestigious awards.

 

The selection also contained several Arab premieres including the 2008 Cannes selected Adhen (Directors' Fortnight, by Algerian director Rabah Ameur Zaimeche) and Salt of This Sea (Un Certain Regard, by Palestinian director Annemarie Jacir). The closing film Je Veux Voir (also selected for the Un Certain Regard section in Cannes 2008), brought the international icon Catherine Deneuve to present the film in Beirut alongside directors Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige.

 

Tributes to the late Lebanese filmmaker Randa Chahhal and the acclaimed Egyptian filmmaker Youssef Chahine, a children screening, several Egyptian classics, a retrospective of the films of Tunisian-born filmmaker Abdellatif Kechiche who also gave a masterclass with his main actress, Elodie Bouchez, for Lebanese students, another master class on creative documentaries by Bruno Ulmer, a conference on copyright, a workshop on HD technologies, a pitching session, a book launching, a forum for all the visiting directors… These were some of the activities and parallel screenings to this edition of Ayam Beirut.

 

In its closing ceremony, the festival has decided to support the Lebanese filmmaker Ghassan Salhab by awarding it a symbolic prize (a third of each festival ticket sold) to finish the post-production of his latest feature documentary 1958.

 

Ayam Beirut V in numbers

6,500 Spectators

62 Films in 10 days

49 Guests

16 Premieres

120 Press Articles

20 TV and radio reportages

 

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Ayam Beirut Al Cinema'iya 2010

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In its sixth edition, The Cinema Days of Beirut is presenting a selection of Arab and Lebanese films, most of which are shown for the first time to the Lebanese audience. Some of these films have been screened in acclaimed international festivals including the Cannes, Dubai, Berlin and Venice Film Festivals.

 

Date: The 16th of September, 2010

Place: Metropolis Empire Sofil, Achrafieh

 

For more information about the festival edition please check the press release below.

To see the selection list please check the “Film” section below.

To see the Schedule please check the “Schedule” section below.

For more information about the master classes please check http://ayambeirut.wordpress.com/master-classes/ /http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/event.php?eid=117242321664200&ref=mf

For more information about the pitching (workshop Two Sides of the Coin) please checkhttp://ayambeirut.wordpress.com/pitching/ /http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/event.php?eid=147250378644025&ref=mf

For more information about the Interactive Forums please checkhttp://ayambeirut.wordpress.com/interactive-forums/ / http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/event.php?eid=117242321664200&ref=mf

 

 

يحفل برنامج مهرجان "أيام بيروت السينمائية" في نسخته السادسة لهذه السنة بعرض أفلام لبنانية وعربية تُقدَّم في معظمها للمرة الأولى أمام الجمهور اللبناني. إضافة إلى ذلك أدرجت أفلام عديدة في البرنامج كان سبق لها وشاركت في مهرجانات سينمائية دولية، نذكر منها مهرجان "كان" الدولي ومهرجانات برلين ودبي والبندقية الدولية.

الزمان: 16 أيلول / سبتمبر 2010

المكان: سينما متروبوليس أمبير صوفيل، الأشرفية

للمزيد من المعلومات حول هذه الدورة من المهرجان، رجاءً أنظر الملف الصحفي "Press في أسفل الصفحة.

للحصول على قائمة الأفلام المشاركة، الرجاء الضغط على Films.

للحصول على برنامج المهرجان الرجاء الضغط على Schedule.

للمزيد من المعلومات حول الندوات التخصصية قم بزيارة http://ayambeirut.wordpress.com/master-classes/ /http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/event.php?eid=117242321664200&ref=mf

للمزيد من المعلومات حول ورشة العمل: الوجه والوجه الآخر قم بزيارةhttp://ayambeirut.wordpress.com/pitching/ /http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/event.php?eid=147250378644025&ref=mf

للمزيد من المعلومات حول المنتديات التفاعلية قم بزيارةhttp://ayambeirut.wordpress.com/interactive-forums/ / http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/event.php?eid=117242321664200&ref=mf

 

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Ayam Beirut Al Cinema'iya 2013

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تعود "أيام بيروت السينمائية" هذه السنة بعد عامين ونصف بظل التغيير...

يواكب  التغيير والنشاط السينمائي في العالم العربية...

في دورته السابعة هذه، يتوافق موعد المهرجان مع العيد الرابع عشر للجمعية المؤسسة "بيروت دي سي" التي باتت نشاطاتها في مكان متقدم أثبتت دورها في مجال السينما العربية من ورش عمل ومساعدة إنتاج أفلام، وتنظيم أسابيع عربية، ومساعدة في ترويج الأفلام...

بعد أن كان هذا المهرجان من رواد الدفاع عن السينما العربية، يشهد وتشهد "بيروت دي سي" تقدماً في الإنتاج العربي وفي ماهية سينما عربية ما زالت دوماً في البدايات ولكنها  تكتشف ذاتها في أرض جديدة وربما تلمس فعلياً لأول مرة دعم صناديق عربية...

لم يكن من السهل قيام المهرجان هذه السنة... ولكن...

هذه الدورة تستقطب وجوهاً جديدة من بلدان عربية، تسجل دخول بلدان إلى الخارطة السينمائية  وتنغني بأعمال تحمل بلدانها  نحو الصناعة... ظاهرة في تظاهرة تبشر بأمل سينمائي جميل وبصيص نور نتوق ونتعطش إليه في أيامنا هذه...

أيام لمحبي السينما في بيروت

 

The Cinema Days of Beirut are back after two years and a half, in the shadow of change…

 

Keeping pace with the changes and the cinematic activities in the Arab world…

 

This 7th edition of the festival coincides with the 14th anniversary of Beirut DC, whose activities have reached an advanced position, proving its role in the independent Arab cinema field, from workshops to co-producing films, organizing Arab Film Weeks and helping in Arab film promotion…

 

After its pioneer role in defense of Arab cinema, the festival and Beirut DC are both witnessing a progress in Arab film production and the essence of an Arab cinema that is still stuck in its beginnings, but discovering itself in new lands and possibly witnessing for the first time the support of Arab funds…

 

This year's festival wasn't an easy task to achieve… but…

 

This edition attracts new faces from Arab countries, marking the entry of new countries on the cinematic map, and founding through its rich works a new industry…

 

A phenomenon in a demonstration that heralds in a beautiful cinematic hope, and a glimmer of a light we all yearn for in our current days…

 

Days for Beirut's cinephiles

 

 

 

The official selection of the seven edition of Ayam Beirut Al Cinema’iya

 

الأفلام المشاركة في الدورة السابعة من مهرجان أيام بيروت السينمائية

 

 

 

*with the presence of the director | بحضور المخرج

 

 

 

Feature Films أفلام طويلة 

 

Asfouri عصفوري-Fouad Alaywan* LB/UAE 90’ 2012
Coming Forth by Day الخروج للنهار-Hala Lotfy* EG 95’ 2012

 

Death for Sale بيع الموت-Faouzi Bensaïdi* MA/FR /BE 117’ 2011

 

Horses of God يا خيل الله-Nabil Ayouch MA/FR/BE 115’ 2012
The Last Friday الجمعة الأخيرة-Yahya Alabdallah* JO/UAE 88’ 2012
On the Edge على الحافة -Leila Kilani MO/FR/ GE 110’ 2011

 

The Repentant التائب -Merzak Allouache DZ/FR 82’ 2012

 

Round Trip مشوار-Meyar Al-Roumi* SY/FR/GE/EG/UAE 75’ 2012

 

Wadjda وجدة-Haifaa Al Mansour* SA/GE 97’ 2012

 

When I Saw you لما شفتك-Annemarie Jacir* PS/JO/GR 93’ 2012
Winter of Discontent الشتا اللي فات-Ibrahim El Batout* EG 94’ 2012

 

Yema يمّا-Djamila Sehraoui DZ/FR/UAE 90’ 2012

 

 

 

Documentary Films الأفلام الوثائقية

 

74 (The Reconstitution of a Struggle) ٧٤ (استعادة لنضال)-Rania Rafei*, Raed Rafei LB 95’ 2012
Al Hara الحارة-Nicolas Khoury* LB 46’ 2012
As If We Were Catching a Cobra كما لو أننا نمسك كوبرا-Hala Alabdalla* SY/FR 120’ 2012

 

A Deep Long Breath نفس طويل-Tahani Rached EG 64’ 2012

 

Embers جمر-Tamara Stepanyan* LB/AM/QA 77’ 2012

 

Fidaïفدائي- Damien Ounouri DZ/FR/KW/QA/CN/GE 82’ 2012

 

Gaza 36mm غزة ٣٦ مم-Khalil Al Muzayen PS 52’ 2012

 

Infiltrators متسللون-Khaled Jarrar PS/UAE 70’ 2012

 

In My Mother’s Arms في أحضان أمي-Mohamed Al Daradji, Atia Al Daradji IQ/UK/NL 86’ 2011

 

It Was Better Tomorrow يا من عاش-Hinde Boujemaa* TN 71’ 2012

 

The Lebanese Rocket Society النادي اللبناني للصواريخ-Khalil Joreige*, Joana Hadjithomas* LB/FR/QA 95’ 2012

 

My Father Looks Like Abdel Nasser أبي يشبه عبد الناصر-Farah Kassem* LB 33’ 2012

 

The Man Inside رسائل من الكويت-Karim Goury* FR/KW/UAE 50’ 2012

 

Sleepless Nights ليال بلا نوم- Eliane Raheb* LB/PS/QA/UAE/FR 128’ 2012
Turtles Do Not Die of Old Age السلاحف لا تموت بسبب الشيخوخة-Sami Mermer, Hind Benchekroun MA/CA 92’ 2010

 

Under Pressure تحت الضغط- Julie Bezerra Madsen LB/DK 24’ 2012

 

A World Not ours عالم ليس لنا-Mahdi Fleifel LB/UK/DK 93’ 2012

 

 

 

Short Films الأفلام القصيرة

 

Almost تقريباً-Hany Abu Assad PS/TR 16’ 2012

 

Alone وحدن-Norma Marcos* LB/FR 11’ 2012

 

Maqloubeh (Upside Down) مقلوبة- Nicolas Damuni PS/FR 11’ 2012

 

Monologues of a Pig مونولوجات الخنزير-Inaam Attar* LB 20’ 2013

 

My Brother خويا-Yanis Koussim DZ/FR 16’ 2011

 

My Shoes صباط العيد-Anis Lassoued TN 30’ 2012

 

On the Edge الفوهة-Omar Mouldouira FR/MA 29’ 2012

 

Radar: Roughcut رادار-Ghassan Kairouz LB/QA 8’ 2013

 

Sabeel سبيل- Khalid Al Mahmood UAE 10’ 2010

 

Sanctity حرمة- Ahd SA/FR 37’ 2012

 

Shisha شيشا-Dania Bdeir LB 5’ 2012

 

Smaller than the Sky أصغر من السماء-Abdullah Hassan Ahmad UAE 17’ 2011

 

Square Port Said حديقة بور سعيد-Faouzi Boudjemai DZ 6’ 2011

 

Tooth of Hope وليد-Nizar Sfair* LB/UAE 15’ 2012

 

A Very Dangerous Man رجل خطير جدّاً -Mazen Khaled* LB 16’ 2012

 

Waiting for PO Box فلسطين صندوق الانتظار للبرتقال-Bassam Chekhes* SY/NL 30’ 2012

 

You Are Ugly  أنت قبيحة- Yasmina Bennani MA/FR 18’ 2012

 

Zafir (Breathe Out) زفير-Omar El Zohairy EG 19’ 2012

 

Zanta Clauz بابا نويل-Walid Mattar TN/FR 15’ 2012

 

 

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Zanta Claus

Zanta Clauz بابا نويل

Walid Mattar وليد مطار

Tunisia | France تونس | فرنسا

2012, Color, Blu-ray, 15’

In Arabic, French with English subtitles

Script: Thomas Cailley, Walid Mattar

Cinematography: Laurent Navarri

Editing:Lilian Corbeille

Cast: Helmi Dridi

Production: Barney Production

Contacts:

 

Barney Production

32 Bd de Strasbourg

CS 30108 Paris Cedex 10 – France

T: +33 6 47 60 36 67

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Synopsis

Getting by with jobs, squatting a flat with illegal immigrants, Foued lives in fear of deportation. One day, he is offered a well-paid job where he is certain to remain invisible.

 

عبر الحصول على وظائف في ورشات إعمار، ومشاركة شقّة مع مهاجرين غير شرعيين مثله، يعيش فؤاد حياة هاجسها الإعتقال والترحيل. في أحد الأيام، يُعرَض على فؤاد وظيفة ذو أجر جيّد، حيث يكون غير مرئي على الأكيد.

 

Biography

Tunisian Walid Mattar studied information management and cinema and is a member of the Tunisian Filmmakers Foundation. He is currently writing his first feature.

درس وليد مطارإدارة المعلومات والسينما. هو عضو في مؤسسة صانعي الأفلام التونسية. يكتب حالياًّ فيلمه الروائي الطويل الأول.

 

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Zafir

Zafir (Breathe Out) زفير

Omar El Zohairy عمر الزهيري

Egypt  مصر

2011, Color, Blu-ray, 19’

In Arabic with English subtitles

Script: Omar El Zohairy

Cinematography: Mahmoud Youssef

Editing: Mohamed Samir

Cast: Ahmed Mazen, Jalila

Production: Day Dream Art Production

 

Contacts:

Day Dream Art Production

Mohamed Samir

7 Juhayna st. Dokki

Giza – Egypt

T: +20 10 0513 5636

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Synopsis:

The film tells the story of an old married couple living a silent life.

 

يدور الفيلم حول زوجين فوق سن السبعين يعيشان حياة صامتة.

 

Biography

A student at the Higher Institute for Cinema in Cairo, he works as assistant director with Yousri Nasrallah. He is preparing to work with acclaimed filmmaker Ahmad Abdallah.

 

عمر الزهيري طالباً في المعهد العالي للسينما قسم الإخراج. عمل كمساعد مخرج لفترة طويلة مع المخرج المعروف يسري نصرالله، ويستعد لتجربة جديدة مع المخرج أحمد عبدالله السيد.

 

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You Are Ugly

You Are Ugly أنت قبيحة

Yasmina Bennani ياسمينا بيناني

Morocco | France المغرب | فرنسا

2012, Color, Blu-Ray, 18’

In French with English subtitles

Director: Yasmina Bennani

Script: Yasmina Bennani

Cinematography: Jose Gerel

Editing: Hugo Lemant

Sound: Julien Campos

Sound Designer: Colin Favre-Bulle

Music: Maryam Saleh (La fouine)

Cast: Sebastien Thoen, Nassim Haddouche, Nazim Benhamida, Yasmina Bennani

Production: Yasmina Bennani

Contacts:

Yasmina Bennani

T: +33 6 78 03 75 23

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Synopsis

Yasmine is a young art student living in a tiny room in Paris. One morning, a fugitive gangster hides in her room. This very particular man will turn her day upside down.

ياسمين هي طالبة فنون تعيش في غرفة صغيرة في باريس. في أحد الأيام، يختبئ في غرفتها رجل عصابات هارب. هذا الرجل الفريد سيقلب يومها رأساً على عقب.

 

Biography

Yasmina Bennani grew up in Casablanca. She studiedacting at the Beatrice Brout acting school, and cinema at Nanterre University. She took part in the Meditalents program.

نشأت ياسمينا بيناني في كازابلانكا. تعلّمت التمثيل في مدرسة بياتريس بروت العريقة ودرست السينما في جامعة نانتيرّ. شاركت في برنامج "مواهب متوسّطية" لدعم كتّاب السيناريو الشباب. 

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Waiting for PO Box

Waiting for PO Box فلسطين صندوق الانتظار للبرتقال

Bassam Chekhes بسام شخيص

Syria | The Netherlands سوريا | هولندا

2012, Color, DCP, 30’, In Arabic with English subtitles

Cinematography and editing: Bassam Chekhes

Cast: Rami Al Nihawi, Yazan Al Rousan

Production: Bassam Chekhes Production

Contacts:

Bassam Chekhes Production

Bassam Chekhes

Staalstraat 4 - III

1011 JL Amsterdam – The Netherlands

T: +31 655 506 446

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Synopsis

Mustafa and Ayoub, are about to make their new film, but they have to adjust their budget to fit the regulations of the funds. On the night before their meeting, they slept and dreamt. Waiting For PO Box is the story of an orange that grew without a tree.

 

مصطفى وأيوب، يعملان على انتاج فيلمهما الجديد وعليهم تعديلميزانيته  لتتناسب مع شروط صناديق التمويل المختلفة. في الليلة السابقة للإجتماع مع احد الممولين، ينام المخرجان ويحلمان. "فلسطين صندوق الانتظار للبرتقال" قصة برتقالة نمت من دون شجرة.

 

 

 

Biography

Bassam Chekhes was born in Syria and moved to the Netherlands where he graduated from Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Waiting for PO Box competed in the short film competition of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

 

ولد بسام شخيص في سوريا وانتقل إلى هولندا حيث تخرّج من معهد جيريت ريتفلد في أمستردام. "فلسطين صندوق الإنتظار للبرتقال" شارك في المسابقة الرسمية للفيلم القصير في مهرجان كان السينمائي الدولي عام ٢٠١٢.

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A Very Dangerous Man

A Very Dangerous Man رجل خطير جدّاً

Mazen Khaled مازن خالد

Lebanon لبنان

2012, Color, DCP, 16’

No dialogues

Script: Mazen Khaled

Cinematography: Michael Lagerwey

Editing: Michele Tyan

Cast: Kassem Hatoum, Faraj Aoun, Salim Mourad, Christine Fawaz, Joseph Aoun, Lara Saba

Contacts:

Mazen Khaled

T: + 961 3 241148

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Synopsis

Beirut, summer 2012. Life seems as normal as this city can provide, but something is bubbling underneath. A man gets chased around the streets of the eclectic Hamra district while a suspicious bag easily changes hands and lands around a busy cafe.

 

بيروت، صيف ٢٠١٢. الحياة تبدو طبيعية بقدر ما يمكن أن توفّره المدينة، لكن شيئاًما يحتدم في الأسفل. بينما يعيش الناس حياتهم الطبيعية، يتعرّض شابّ للمطاردة في أنحاء شارع الحمراء الانتقائي. في الوقت نفسه، تتنقّل حقيبة مشبوهة بسهولة بين الأيادي، وتتوجّه لجهة غير محدّدة حول مقهى مزدحم.

 

Biography

Beirut-born Mazen Khaled has studied and lived in Washington and Montreal. He directed a number of TV ads as part of his work as creative director before moving to filmmaking.  

 

ولد مازن خالد في بيروت وانتقل الى واشنطن ومونتريال حيث درس. كتب وأخرج عدد من االإعلانات التفزيونية ضمن عمله كمدير إبداعي قبل أن ينتقل الى إخراج الأفلام.

 

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Tooth of Hope

      وليد Tooth of Hope

نزار صفير  Nizar Sfair

Lebanon | United Arab Emirates لبنان | الإمارات العربية المتحدة

2012, Color, Blu-ray, 15’

In Arabic, English with English, Arabic subtitles

Script: Nizar Sfair, Maxime Daher

Cinematography:  Ziad Oakes

Editing: Ziad Oakes

Cast: Omar Abu Rayyan, Assem Krouma, Dana Dajani

Production: Eye Squad

Contacts:

Eye-Squad      

International Media Production Zone
Studio A17-A18
Dubai – United Arab Emirates

T: +971 4 448 9256

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Synopsis

Walid has recently lost his job and is now looking for work. His wife, now pregnant again, suddenly discovers that he is hiding that from her.

فقدوليدوظيفتهمؤخراًوسارعإلىالبحثعنعملجديد. تكتشفزوجته الحامل بأنهيخفيذلكعنها.

 

Biography

Lebanese independent filmmaker Nizar Sfair has worked on numerous TV commercials in Dubai. He has directed several shorts and is currently developing the script for his debut feature, The Occurrences.

 

المخرج اللبناني نزار صفير نفذ عدة إعلانات تلفزيونية في دبي، كما أخرج العديد من الأفلام القصيرة وهو حالياً في صدد تطوير سيناريو فيلمه الروائي الطويل الأول. 

 

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Square Port Said

Square Port Said حديقة بور سعيد

Faouzi Boudjemai فوزي بوجمعي

Algeria الجزائر

2011, Color, Blu-ray, 6’

In Arabic with French subtitles

Script: Faouzi Boudjemai

Cinematography: Benjamin Echazarreta

Editing: Franck Cotelle

Cast: Ahmed Dahham, Mina Lachter, Selena Larabi, Rabieh Mohamed Rabieh

Production: Boudjemai Films Production

Contacts:

Boudjemai Films Production

Faouzi Boudjemai

35 Rue des cailloux

92110 Clichy – France

T: +33 1 42 70 23 10

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Synopsis

In a bus, a young man, a young woman and a child are having a silent communication.

 

حوار صامت بين شاب وشابة وطفلة في حافلة.

 

Biography

Faouzi Boudjemai was born in 1985 in Algiers. He studied film at the Academy of Performing and Audiovisual Arts in Algiers and is currently living in Paris.

 

سيرة ذاتية

فوزي بوجمعي، ولد عام  ١٩٨٥ في الجزائر العاصمة. درس في المعهد العالي للسينما  في الجزائر ويعيش حالياً في باريس.

 

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Smaller Than the Sky

Smaller than the Sky أصغر من السماء

Abdullah Hassan Ahmad عبدالله حسن أحمد

United Arab Emirates الإمارات العربية المتحدة

 

2011, Color, Blu-ray, 17’

In Arabic with English subtitles

Script: Mohammad Hassan Ahmad

Cinematography: Samir Karam

Editing: Waleed Al Shehhi

Cast: Zhara, Ali Al Jabri

Production: Twofour54

Contacts:

Twofour54

Salam Str., Eastern Ring Road

Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

T: +44 7530 953676

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Synopsis

A car accident in the mountains leaves a mother fighting to save her life.

حادث سير في الجبال يجبر أم أن تحارب لإنقاذ حياتها.

 

Biography

Abdullah Hassan Ahmed is one of the founders of the film industry in the United Arab Emirates. He has directed several acclaimed shorts and worked as an actor and cinematographer.

عبدالله حسن أحمد من مؤسسي الصناعة السينمائية في الإمارات العربية المتحدة. أخرج العديد من الأفلام القصيرة الحائزة على جوائز، كما عمل كممثل ومدير تصوير.

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Smaller Than the Sky

Smaller than the Sky أصغر من السماء

Abdullah Hassan Ahmad عبدالله حسن أحمد

United Arab Emirates الإمارات العربية المتحدة

 

2011, Color, Blu-ray, 17’

In Arabic with English subtitles

Script: Mohammad Hassan Ahmad

Cinematography: Samir Karam

Editing: Waleed Al Shehhi

Cast: Zhara, Ali Al Jabri

Production: Twofour54

Contacts:

Twofour54

Salam Str., Eastern Ring Road

Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

T: +44 7530 953676

E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Synopsis

A car accident in the mountains leaves a mother fighting to save her life.

حادث سير في الجبال يجبر أم أن تحارب لإنقاذ حياتها.

 

Biography

Abdullah Hassan Ahmed is one of the founders of the film industry in the United Arab Emirates. He has directed several acclaimed shorts and worked as an actor and cinematographer.

عبدالله حسن أحمد من مؤسسي الصناعة السينمائية في الإمارات العربية المتحدة. أخرج العديد من الأفلام القصيرة الحائزة على جوائز، كما عمل كممثل ومدير تصوير.

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Shisha

Shisha شيشا

Dania Bdeir دانية بدير

Lebanon لبنان

2012, Black and white, Blu-ray, 5’

No dialogues

Script and Editing: Dania Bdeir

Cinematography: Millicent Cho

Cast: Laith Nakli, Michael Sutherland, Michael Komala, Zack Kelly, Kyle Metzger, Production: Dania Bdeir

Contacts:

Dania Bdeir

Ramlet El Bayda – Lebanon

T: +961 3 87 65 66

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Synopsis

Adnan is an Arab immigrant living in New York City. He has a humiliating job and all he wants to do is go home and indulge in his one pleasure: smoking a shisha, thus connecting to his home. However things are not that easy.

 

عدنان مغترب عربي يسكن في نيويورك. يكره عمله المذل والشيء الوحيد الذي يريد أن يفعله بعد نهار طويل هو أن يدخن نرجيله، ويشعر بوطنه. ولكن الأشياء ليست بهذه السهولة.

 

Biography

Dania Bdeir, 22, holds a BA in graphic design from the American University of Beirut. She is now studying filmmaking at the Tisch School of the Arts of New York.

 

دانية بدير، البالغة من العمر ٢٢ سنة، تخرّجت من الجامعة الأميركية في بيروت بشهادة التصميم الغرافيكي. حالياً تدرس الإخراج في جامعة تيش للفنون في نيو يورك.

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