The 67th edition of the annual Cannes Film Festival that kicked off today also marks Lebanon’s 10th year at the festival.
That’s a decade of support by the Lebanese Tourism Ministry to ensure visibility for Lebanese filmmakers to showcase their work and promote local cinema production through the Lebanese Tourism Office in Paris and the Fondation Liban Cinema.

This year, two films will be screened at the Marché du Film on Wednesday, May 21st. Stable Unstable, a fiction feature film by the director Mahmoud Hojeij, produced by Abbout Productions (11:30 AM, Palais E) and Birds of September, a documentary produced and directed by Sarah Francis (1:30 PM, Palais B)

Representatives of several Lebanese film festivals and associations have flown into Cannes and settled at our very own Pavilion 227 for the duration of the festival with the sole purpose of exhibiting their projects and putting Lebanon on the international film map:

Pierre Sarraf and Carole Mezher from the Lebanese Film Festival
Colette Naufal from the Beirut International Film Festival
Jocelyne Saab from the Cultural Resistance Film Festival
Zeina Sfeir from Beirut DC
Hania Mroue and Rabih Khoury from the Metropolis Association
Paul Baboudgian form the Screen Institute Beirut
Zeina Mismar from AFAC

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