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.
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
Beirut Cinema Platform – Second Edition
For the second time, the FLC partnered with Beirut DC to establish the BCP- Beirut Cinema Platform.
32 experts, sales agents, producers, festival directors were invited to attend the platform. They came from Lebanon, Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, France, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Qatar and Norway. The directors and producers came from Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, Bahrain, Morocco, Tunisia, Palestine, Jordan, Qatar and Iraq.
For 3 consecutive days, 25 project holders got the chance to network with the foreign counterparts, meet with them on one-to-one, brainstorm, screen rough cuts and pitch their films
On Saturday the 18th of March, 3 presentations took place:
The Arab Film Institute represented by Paul Baboujian and Jana Wehbe.
The Lebanon Factory on which the FLC is partnering, represented by Dominique Welinski, Maya de Freige and Myriam Sassine (Abbout productions).
Global Media Makers on which FLC partnered on a producers’ workshop in Beirut in March 2017, was represented by the American Oscar winning producer Alix Madigan.
On Sunday the 19th of March, a jury composed of Danielle Arbid (Filmmaker), Khalil Benkirane (Doha Film Fund) and Christope Leparc (Director of the fortnight of Cannes Film Festival, Artistic Director of Montpellier Film Festival) awarded the films as below:
The Beirut City Award: “You will die at Twenty”by Ahjad Abualala and Hosam Elouan.
The OIF award : “Dream Away” by Marouan Omara and Johana Domke and produced by Mark Lotfy.
The participation in Dubai Film Market award :“Harvest” by Ely Dagher. This project is participating in the Writing-workshop 2017 of FLC.
The participation in Berlinale Film Forum : “Soad” by Ayten Amin and Mark Lotfy.
The Enjaaz award : “Panoptic” by Rana Eid and MyriamSassine.
Coloring and DCP Creation award offered by The Postoffice :“We are from there” by Wissam Tanios and Christian Eid.
The Sound Mixing offered by 360 Media Studios and Elia el Haddad :“We are from there” by Christian Eid and Wissam Tanios.
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).