This year’s Cannes Film Festival sees the return of the Lebanese pavilion for its 11th consecutive year representing Lebanese filmmakers both locally and abroad. The pavilion (#208) will be located at the International Village, Pantiero.

Founded by the Lebanese Tourism Office in Paris, the pavilion is run with the support of the Fondation Liban Cinema in Beirut and IDAL, the Investment and Development Authority in Lebanon. This year’s Lebanese cinema program at Cannes includes the new and bright young minds in the industry.

Roundtable: A New Push For The Lebanese Film Industry
May 18, 2015
Academics and professionals will comment on the growing Lebanese film industry and present new initiatives to energize the film sector in its financial, productional, distributional, and promotional aspects. The Metropolis Association in Lebanon will also be announcing the launch of “Cinémathèque de Beyrouth”.

Market Screenings
May 21, 2015
“Film Kteer Kbeer”, a feature narrative directed by Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya and produced by Kabreet Productions will be screened at 3:30 PM at Palais H – Film Market.

With the support of Fondation Liban Cinema, three Lebanese filmmakers will be showing selected scenes from their upcoming films. The screening will be held at 5:30 PM at Palais H – Film Market.

  • “The Road”, by Rana Salem
  • “The Other Side of November”, by Maryanne Zéhil
  • “Nour”, by Khalil Zaarour
  • Ely Dagher’s Waves ’98 Screening
    May 23, 2015
    Lebanese filmmaker Ely Dagher will be premiering his film, “Waves ’98”, at the Short Films competition for a chance to win a Palme d’Or. The screenings will be held at 11:00 AM at Théâtre Debussy, and at 4:00 PM at Théâtre Bunuel.

    Featured image by ©Tony El Hage