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Workshops & Activities

  • 06 November 2017

    Special Screening: ZYARA Followed by a conversation with MURIEL ABOULROUSS

    ZYARA the award winning doc web series is her latest creation, in partnership with Denise Jabbour, signed by their production hub: Home of Cine-Jam Muriel Aboulrouss is an award-winning cinematographer from Beirut Lebanon. Her numerous cinematography credits include award-winning documentaries, films and web series. Her cinematography credits include: American Caravan (Documentary, 2015), Kamal Joumblatt Witness and Martyr (Documentary ,2015), Grandma, a Thousand Times (Documentary, 2010), Stray Bullet (Feature, 2010), Shankaboot (Web Series, 2010), Life After Death (Documentary, 2009), On the Road in America (TV Series, 2007), Falafel (Feature, 2006), The Shower (Short, 2005), A New Day in Old Sana'a (Feature, 2005), Elie Feyrouz (Documentary short, 2003), etc.
  • 07 November 2017

    A Master’s Class with GEORGES HACHEM The path to authorism

    Georges Hachem graduated from Louis Lumière National School, in Paris, and previously studied theater at the Lebanese University. His portfolio features several short films created in the framework of acting workshops that he regularly coached since 1992, in Paris and Beirut. He is also keen on promoting the works of Lebanese play writers, thus directing in 2004 Locusta by Gabriel Boustany starred by Antoine Kerbaj and in 2007 L'Une et l'Autre en Octobre by Therese Aouad Basbous starred by the French-Suisse actress Dominique Favre Bulle. He returned definitively to Beirut in 2006 where he founded, and then took in charge for 8 years, the audiovisual department at the Antonine University. In 2010, he has written and directed his first feature film, Stray Bullet, starred by Nadine Labaki. Selected and awarded in many international festivals, Stray Bullet was named Best Arab Film at Dubai International Film Festival, awarded in Namur for its image (Muriel Aboulrouss), in Rome for its direction, in Cairo for its screenplay, and in Angouleme for the interpretation of its main actress (Nadine Labaki). Today, Georges Hachem finalized his new feature film starred by Wajdi Mouawad.
  • 08 November 2017

    A Master’s Class with SABINE SIDAWI A conversation on Lebanese Independent Production

    Beirut-based producer Sabine Sidawi founded, in 2007, Orjouane Productions one of the most renowned production companies in Lebanon today. Sabine has produced, co-produced and line produced more than 25 films, fiction and documentaries which have been screened and awarded at international festivals and sold around the world, among them, 3000 Nights by Mai Masri, Peur de Rien by Danielle Arbid, Une Histoire de Fou by Robert Guediguian, A Maid for Each by Maher Abi Samra, May in the Summer by Cherien Dabis… Sabine Sidawi is now developing two feature films A Girl Made of Dust by Hiam Abbass and Daoud’s Winter by Koutaiba Al Jabai. She also has in post-production, a feature film Beirut Hold’em by Michel Kammoun and a feature Video Essay Landscape at Noon by Roy Samaha, Sabine Sidawi has been teaching film production in two major Lebanese universities since 2009 and has participated in several international conferences as an expert in Middle-East Film Production.
  • 09 November 2017

    Meet the Programmers a Panel with International Festivals Programmers from Around the World

    “Meet the Programmers” is a panel that discusses the road to international festivals. A panel where short film programmers from recognized film festivals around the world discuss what they expect from a Lebanese film when. Why some films made it to the final selection and why others did not. A casual talk between NDUIFF moderator and the four programmer/panelists, with audience interaction, that guides the young Lebanese short filmmakers on the material they are presenting in their cinematic work. Participating Programmers: Danis Goulet, Toronto International Film Festival - Canada Doris Bauer, VIS Vienna Shorts - Austria Herve Le Phuez, International French Speaking Film Festival of Namur - Belgium Jukka Pekka Laakso, Tampere Film Festival - Finland
  • 10 November 2017

    Basic Tools of Film and Scene Analysis for Young Filmmakers with Giovanni Robbiano

    Participants will analyze four scenes from very famous films, the purpose is to recognize the elements of the story and the craft of film language in specific situations, a good scene plays more functions in the same time, It reveals the character(s), sometimes it changes the narrative drive, propels the story, informs about the circumstance and sets future developments, reveals needs, tasks or problems and always supports the structure of the film. All this entertaining, surprising and up keeping our interest and emotional involvement. In these limited examples we will reveal rules, tricks and tools of film language at his best.


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