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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.

Le nouvel accord de coproduction :

Table ronde sur la coproduction francophone

« Comment dynamiser la coproduction entre pays francophones »

Dans le cadre de la 4ème Edition des Trophées francophones organisés à Beyrouth cette année et auxquels la Fondation Liban Cinema s’est associée, la Fondation Liban cinéma a organisé une Table ronde sur la coproduction francophone autour du thème « Comment dynamiser la coproduction entre pays francophones : les accords bilatéraux de coproduction » pour explorer  les moyens d’encourager des coproductions et l’opportunité d’initier des accords entre les pays.

 Le Liban ayant  renouvelé  son accord de coproduction cinématographique signé avec la France afin de dynamiser la coproduction officielle entre les 2 pays, une telle rencontre a été donc primordiale afin de mettre l’accent sur l’importance de la coproduction.

Etaient présents: Mme Youma Fall (directrice diversité culturelle et développement, OIF), Mme Anne Marie Gélinas (productrice Quebec), Mme Nadia Turincev (productrice, France),  M. Abderrahmane Sissako (cinéaste et producteur, Mauritanie) M. Guy Daleiden (Directeur Général FilmFundLuxembourg), M. Noureddine Saïl (ancien Directeur Général CNC Marocain) et  M. Georges Schoucair (producteur, Liban).

Needed: an internship trainee, freshly graduated Radio TV student, for Fondation Liban Cinema starting mid of March till mid of May  and help the team with the below tasks:

– Coordination for Lebanon factory
– Coordination for Beirut cinema platform
– Work on Fondation Liban cinema’s data base
– Preparations for Cannes film festival: prepare the catalogue of Lebanese films, accreditations, contacting the professionals, etc..

Qualifications:

– Must be motivated
– Cinema lover
– Very well organized
– Francophone
– Anglophone
– Good coordination skills
– Good logistics skills
– knowledge in Lebanese cinema

If interested, please send us an email on:
info@fondationlibancinema.org
or call us on:
+9613 892118

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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 organized its 6th edition of the Feature Fiction Re-Writing Workshop. The workshop will be held in 2 sessions: The first part was done from the 9 till the 13th of January 2017 and will be followed by a second session in April 24th till the 28th. The workshop hosted 2 professional script doctors: Marcel Beaulieu from Canada and Magali Negroni from France. Both script doctors were accompanied by the Lebanese scriptwriter Antoine Waked, script consultant at Abbout Productions and teacher at ALBA University.

During the workshop and through one-on-one meetings and collective round tables, the 3 experts assisted and helped the 4 Lebanese Directors/Scriptwriters who were selected by a professional jury among many projects:

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”

The workshop ended with a Master Class by Marcel Beaulieu and Magali Negroni in the presence of more than 70 people from the cinema industry on the narrative structure of a script and the birth of characters in a fiction 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 4 that had previously showed progression during the workshop that will allow him or her to go on a residency for one month.

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.