Thursday, July 16, 2009

Welcome to the Lebanese Film Festival Blog

Gear up for the 8th Edition of the Lebanese Film Festival by checking here for frequent updates -- including exclusive behind-the-scenes stories, interviews with participating filmmakers, trailers and other event details.

As in past years, festival-goers will enjoy a wide variety of new and retrospective films by Lebanese film-makers or about Lebanon, in documentary, fiction, experimental and animated styles. We’re also featuring events and thematic explorations unique to this year’s festival.

Here’s a sneak preview of the 2009 Lebanese Film Festival line-up:


* “The Role and Future of Festivals”
Q&A with Lars Gass, Director of the Oberhausen Short Film Festival

* Launch of Second Lebanese Film Festival DVD (2005-2008 festival films)
Signing event with film directors featured in the DVD


* Lebanese Corner
Selection of fiction, experimental and documentary films directed by Lebanese filmmakers in 2008-2009

* Foreign Kaleidoscope
Films related to Lebanon and directed by foreign filmmakers

* Cineritage
Films of yesterday, trailers, TV archives and home movies

* Foreign Festival Retro
Retrospective of the Oberhausen Short Film Festival with special guest Lars Gass

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