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Mission:

FLC plays a powerful and effective federating role in the Lebanese audiovisual industry, by supporting the development of a competitive Lebanese film industry and establishing Lebanon as a prominent international production location.

Atelier de coproduction franco-libanais

Objectives:

1.We Support the development of the film industry in Lebanon by:
– Organizing annual workshops for filmmakers and specialized seminars
– Stimulating the development of Lebanese funds to support and finance local films.

2. We Facilitate local film production by:
– Launching a database of the Lebanese audiovisual professionals in Lebanon and abroad.
– Assembling and disseminating the right information and assisting in the administrative procedures with the appropriate public bodies.

3. We Promote Lebanon as a key destination for international film production by:
– Hosting, organizing and participating in regional and international festivals and events.
– Crafting and creating bridges between local and international professionals.
– Participating in the public debates that contribute to the policy making process offering financial incentives for film makers.

4. We Preserve the Lebanese audiovisual heritage by:
– Restoring and digitalizing old feature films and the archives of old public productions.
– Making such archives available for research and film making

Signature d’un accord de coproduction cinématographique franco-libanais entre Audrey Azoulay, ministre française de la Culture et de la Communication, et Rony Arayji, ministre libanais de la Culture :

Un nouvel accord de coproduction cinématographique entre la France et le Liban a été signé au musée national, par Audrey Azoulay, ministre française de la Culture et de la Communication, et Rony Arayji, ministre libanais de la Culture.
L’accord précédant n’ayant pas porté beaucoup de fruits, celui-là offrira plus d’opportunités aux cinéastes et apportera plus de projets, puisque cet accord va redynamiser la coproduction.

Maya de Freige, présidente de la Fondation Liban Cinéma a été chargée en décembre dernier par le ministère de la Culture de renégocier le premier accord de coproduction signé entre la France et le Liban en l’an 2000.

Ce nouveau document permettra aux professionnels libanais de bénéficier des dispositifs de soutien financier du CNC – Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée. Il leur ouvrira les portes de la coopération avec d’autres pays membres de l’Union européenne. Les producteurs et réalisateurs français auront également un accès plus facile aux projets et producteurs libanais avec lesquels ils souhaitent intensifier leur collaboration.
En signant cet accord, la France et le Liban entendent donner un élan supplémentaire à la riche et dense coopération franco-libanaise dans le domaine des arts et de la culture.

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Feature Fiction Re-writing Workshop 2017

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Feature Fiction Re-writing Workshop 2017

 Fondation Liban Cinema-FLC, in partnership with the French Institute of Lebanon is organizing its 6th edition of the Feature Fiction Re-Writing Workshop.The workshop will be held in 2 sessions: The first one from the 9 till the 13th of January 2017 and will be followed by a second session in March 2017
Both sessions will take place in Beirut.
The workshop will host 2 professional script doctors: Marcel Beaulieu from Canada and Magali Negroni from France. Both script doctors will be accompanied by the Lebanese scriptwriter Antoine Waked.

The workshop’s Program:
During the workshop and through one-on-one meetings and collective round tables, the 3 experts will be assisting, helping and brainstorming with the 5 Lebanese Directors/Scriptwriters on their script so that the selected candidates can have a solid project to be presented to producers and/or funds.
Master Class and Case Study:
During the first session, Marcel Beaulieu will be giving a Master Class on the narrative structure of a film. The Master Class will be open to the public.
The second session will host an expert who will present a « Case Study » on a precise Lebanese film.

The « coup de pouce » Award- Helps in the finishing of a script 

At the end of the second session, a jury of professionals will give a price to one project amongst the 5 that had previously showed progression during the workshop and that still needs a small help in order to be accomplished.
In March 2016, the script “Les Quinze” of the Zarazir brothers, won this award that helped them, and in a period of 3 months, to be working on their last version with the great help of 2 script doctors Yves Ulmann, and Karim Khoury.

FLC received a big amount of scripts and the jury made the below selection:

Meedo Taha for the project “Other People”

Ely Dagher for the project “Harvest”

Mounia Akl for the project “The Most Beautiful Place in the World”

Nizar Sfair and Etienne Damien for the project “The Occurrences”

FLC Fundraising event, Concert Rami Khalife

Every year, the Fondation Liban Cinema organizes its fundraising dinner to finance its very large program of promotion and support to Lebanese cinema.

This year we chose the date of Monday November 14th in an emblematic place of the capital “the MusicHall” for the event, since the main theme of this evening was: “Images of Beirut on the air of Rami Khalife”.

Rami Khalife, This young virtuoso composer, who is descending from a family of renowned musicians, told Beirut to the rhythm of his personal creations but also on the tempo of other music that he revisited.

This concert interpreted on images extracted from films on Beirut such as Beyrouth ya BeyrouthWest BeirutEchappement libreIl était une fois Beyrouth, Beyrouth fantôme, ZozoFalafel , Le faussaire and others, were edited by Joachim Olaya, who told a story full of nostalgia and melancholy of the old  Beirut but also of the new Beirut bursting with hope, dynamism and vitality.

A film tracing the main actions of the Fondation Liban Cinema for the current year, was screened during the evening and in her speech, Maya de Freige paid a tribute to Minister Rony Araygi who, by fully cooperating with civil society, has made in the film industry a notable development.