AFAC is proud to announce that 12 AFAC-supported films will be screening during the 9th edition of Beirut Cinema Days/Ayam Beirut Al Cinema’iya, running from Wednesday 15th until Friday 24th March and screening in 5 different locations in Beirut: Metropolis Empire Sofil Cinema, Cinema Montaigne, Sursock Museum, Beirut Souks Cinemacity and Dawawine. Among the AFAC-supported films screening at the 9th edition are Rabih (Tramontane) by Vatche Boulghourjian which will be screened at the opening, The Last of Us by Alaeddine Slim, Little Eagles by Mohamed Rashad, Hedi by Mohamed Ben Attia, Off Frame by Mohanad Yaqubi, In the Last Days of the City by Tamer El Said, Zaineb Hates the Snow by Kaouther Ben Hania, Eccomi…Eccoti by Raed Rafei, This Little Father Obsession by Selim Mourad, Idle by the Sea by Kinda Hassan (participating in the Experimental Program no.1). I Crossed the Hallway by Rabih El Amine, and Ghost Hunting by Raed Andoni which will be closing this year’s edition of Beirut Cinema Days.
The program also includes films by AFAC former grantees Mohamed Malas, Mazen Khaled, Damien Ounouri, Eliane Raheb, Roy Dib and Larissa Sansour..
Parallel to Beirut Cinema Days, Beirut DC is also organizing the second Beirut Cinema Platform (BCP); a new initiative designed to bring together Arab independent filmmakers with Arab and international industry professionals, with the aim to encourage co-productions, collaborations and partnerships. Five AFAC –supported projects will be participating in this year’s BCP including Chopped by Karam Ali in the "Documentary in Development” category, Panoptic by Rana Eid and Dream Away by Marouan Omara & Johana Domke in the "Documentary in the Final Stages" category, The Maiden’s Pond by Bassem Breche in the "Fiction in Development" category and Photocopy by Tamer Ashry in the "Fiction in the Final Stages" category.
For more information about the Festival's program, please click here