One of the best festival experience on the East Mediterranean, Batroun Mediterranean Film Festival (BMFF) is celebrated in September with a selection of short films with a Mediterranean twist.

During the first week of September, in the historical 4000 years old Phoenician Mediterranean city of Batroun, audience and filmmakers come along to share the mind-blowing artwork in an enchanting setting of the open-air unique screening venue; an environment that will generate enrichment for both, the local audience as well as international filmmakers.

A lively cultural event that consists of International and National Competitions, professional workshops, seminars, special events, concerts and hangouts will give every art lover a great cinematic breath.

Best International Film
Best Lebanese Film
Audience Choice Award
Best Off Mediterranean Film
Special Mention for Best Ecological Film

Rules and Regulations:

1- FILMS PRODUCED AFTER JANUARY 1, 2020 ARE ELIGIBLE FOR SUBMISSION.

2- THE FESTIVAL COMPETITION INCLUDES FILMS FROM MEDITERRANEAN COUNTRIES ONLY, YET, THE FESTIVAL INCLUDES A SPECIAL SELECTIVE PROGRAM FOR OFF MEDITERRANEAN FILMS.

3- BMFF offers logistic support for the filmmakres of selected international films who wish to visit Lebanon to participate in the festival screenings and activities.

4- Submission fees are non refundable and non reimbursable under any circumstances; BMFF does not reimburse any submission fees for films who are not selected for the festival program, or who withdrew their submissions at any time.

5- BMFF retains the right to accept or decline any film, for whatever reason, without any explanation.

6- Applicant admits that he/she is authorized to submit the film, being the rights-holder or authorized representative of the film.

7- BMFF receives exhibition copy in QuickTime 1080p HD 8 bit uncompressed or Apple ProRes file or equivalent via a downloadable link.

8- All non-English speaking films must have adequate English subtitles.

9- Screening fees must be declared prior to or upon submission. If a screening fee is only indicated after the official selection has been announced, the festival retains the right to revoke the film's acceptance.

10- BMFF holds the right to:
• Use the selected films for trailers and publicity usage
• Screen the winning films in other related events inside Lebanon, and recommend the winning films to other international film festivals that collaborate with BMFF after the approval of the filmmakers.

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  • Very grateful for BMFF. We had a blast, loved seeing our film on the big screen, and absolutely loved watching everyone else's films.
    Great experience. The Festival organisers were very attentive, organised, and ready to help in any way they can. Looking forward to many more editions of the festival.

    September 2021
  • Vanja Andrijevic

    A very well organised festival with great programming.

    February 2021
  • Square Eyes

    Great team, great selection! Recommended

    January 2021