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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.

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

Latest news

Lebanon Goes to Cannes

Reception FLC, announcement Lebanon Factory

Since 2005, Fondation Liban Cinema- FLC has been more than present at the Cannes Film festival with the Lebanese pavilion in partnership with the Lebanese Office of Tourism in Paris and IDAL- Investment development Authority of Lebanon- and  in collaboration with the Ministry of culture, to promote the Lebanese filmmakers and Lebanon as a center for production.

This year, the lebanese presence in Cannes was very distinguished and truly bigger than ever, especially with the 3 directors whose movie were selected in Cannes official program:

  • Vatche Boulghourjian for Tramontane at La semaine de la Critique.
  • Mounia Akl for her short movie, Submarine, at the Cinefondation
  • Wissam Charaf for Tombé du Ciel, at the ACID

The highlights of this year go as follow:

  • Screenings of 4 feature films at the film Market:
  • Listen or Sma3ni –Philippe Aractinji
  • Nuts- Tarek Sikias
  • Petty Bourgeois Dream- Mazen Khaled
  • Mahbas or Solitaire– Sophie Boutros

Participation of 5 WIP- work in progress projects in the Lebanon Goes to Cannes program:

  • Tombé du Ciel by Wissam Charaf
  • Eleele by Soula Saad
  • A room for a man by Anthony Chidiac
  • Beirut Terminus by Elie Kamal
  • One of these Days by Nadim Tabet

FLC registered producer Diala Kashmar in the producer’s workshop at the Cannes Film Market.

A cocktail reception was also organized by FLC where the Lebanese professionals were able to meet and mingle with international producers, filmmakers and distributors at the Plage Des Palmes and where a new project was announced, the Lebanon Factory.

Finally, to celebrate the Lebanese Cinema and the Lebanese presence in Cannes, FLC, the Lebanese Office of Tourism in Paris, IDAL,  Abbout Productions, Né à Beyrouth and MC Distribution, held a huge party at the Plage de L’Annexe where around  500 professionals from all around the world gathered to celebrate till the break of dawn!

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