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2015 - 9th NDU International Film Festival

  • The 9th edition marked the spread of the NDUIFF on the national and international level; the festival is present at the Arab Cinema Market at Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden, and at the Dubai Film Market at DIFF 2015; NDUIFF signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Lebanese Ministry of Tourism, to become a part of the Lebanese Pavilion at Cannes Film Festival; subsequently, “Of Land, People and Culture” a new award by the ministry was offered at the festival; another MOU was signed with the Ministry of Culture to establish the Lebanese Cinema Museum at NDU Campus; add to that the launching of “M sparks” the NDUIFF short film funding program with Mmedia. As a result of its perseverance and success, NDUIFF won at the 5th Social Economic Award 2015 for the category “Youth Empowerment” The 9th NDUIFF honored the Lebanese Legend Abdel Halim Caracalla and his theater; and the program included Master’s Classes with Khaled Mouzanar, Hady Zaccak, Ana Catarina Ferreira from Portugal and Chris Kriesa from Los Angeles.