Beirut Film Society is a NGO that works along Lebanese filmmakers to support them on different logistic levels, our main working areas are cultural films activities, organizing training on film and media, spreading film culture in rural societies outside the capital Beirut, reaching youth in the rural areas and raise awareness about the power of film in shaping society, and promoting for the Lebanese culture through cinema in the Lebanese diaspora countries. BFS organizes Beirut International Women Film Festival and contributes in the organization of the Lebanese Film Festival in Canada and of NDU International Film Festival, among other film events and productions.
Girls for Change, an initiative created and developed by Beirut Film Society was launched from the Grand Serail under the patronage of the Ministry of State for Women’s Affairs and the Ministry of State for Displaced Affairs with the support of Unicef. funded by the Government of the United States. After organizing the first sessions and exploring the level of success and the positive outcome it brought, we are planning to cover all the regions of Lebanon and perform this training with young girls who are eager to learn, and empower them with new skills that will help them shape a better future and career
The Founder and Chair of the Beirut Film Society, Sam Lahoud has been selected to nominate the best short films from the following Middle Eastern and Gulf countries for this year’s HFPA Snow Leopard Short Films Award in Hollywood: Armenia, Bahrain, Cyprus, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
The ceremony will take place at the Asian World Film Festival in Los Angeles in November, as part of an agreement between the festival and the Golden Globes. Awards consist of $5,000 US for the best short film from Asia, as well as an invitation to the Golden Globes.
Lahoud's role is to select 12 short films from these countries which go toward the shortlisting of two films for the final qualifications.
Beirut Film Society is present in many international film festivals among which a yearly trip to Cannes Film Festival to allow young Lebanese filmmakers to experience the festivals' life.
A Comedy Drama mix, centered on two couples from extremely different social & financial background, unwillingly meet in the same hospital’s maternity room after delivery, where the rising actions goes completely out of control and unpredictably thrilling second by second.
A former Interior Security Forces General of 80 years old, and a former Army doctor of 84, go every day to the same coffee shop, to sip quietly their espresso, and to make crossword puzzles, to avoid loss of memory, Alzheimer's disease.
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