Proudly, One of the biggest film festival in the region!
The Lebanese Independent Film Festival (LIFF) is an independent festival born in Lebanon, the land of diversity. It emerges from the Mediterranean region and aims to reach a global audience.

The vision of the LIFF is to establish Lebanon as a center for local and international filmmakers to share global perspectives as well as independent thoughts to a large audience through film.
The mission of the LIFF is to promote independent film culture and encourage its development. 

It is a platform to support and display the work of artists and filmmakers; a networking event that will bring together international and local professionals along with festivalgoers in a beautiful setting. 

Its goal is to enhance cultural growth. With independent films and panels on various topics addressed to a diverse audience, the festival will ensure the promotion of diversity and present an alternative healing tool for the Lebanese society. 

It also aims to attract a broader audience and make the festival accessible to those interested in movies but that may live in farther regions.

LIFF will be the first to plan the screening of the same movie in three different regions simultaneously.

The LIFF Lebanese Independent Film Festival is in partnership with IFF The Independent Film Festival and with A Night Of Misfit Films Film Festival Arizona, USA.

Best Feature Films:

-Fiction Local
-Fiction Foreign
-Documentary Local
-Documentary Foreign

Best Medium Length Films:

-Fiction Foreign
-Documentary Foreign

Best Short Films:

-Fiction Local
-Fiction Foreign
-Documentary Local
-Documentary Foreign

Best Arab Film:
-Best Arab Short Fiction
-Best Arab Feature Fiction

-Mediterranean Special Award
-Diversity Special Award
-Best Web-Doc
-Best Web-Fiction
-Audience Award

- Photography Contest

I have read, understood and complied with all eligibility requirements of the categories for which I would like this film to be considered and to the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true.

a- This film is not subject to litigation nor is threatened by any litigation.

b- I am duly authorized to submit this film to the Festival and its Competition and understand that the Festival holds the right to screen my film for Festival screening and promotional purposes and to extract clips from this film for promotional purposes. I understand this may include online streaming of clips on Festival or Festival sponsor sites.

c. In the event the designated party is unable to attend the awards ceremony, I understand that the director and/or producer of the film as listed in the credits of the film shall accept any and all awards in their stead.

d. If selected as a participant in the Festival, television ready media clips of the film must be provided by the date provided on notice of selection if requested.

e. If selected as a participant I will deliver the film in format requested by deadline set at time of acceptance.

f. This film will not be available online publicly until the completion.

g. Kindly, have prepared in advance a vimeo link, posters and screenshots from your movie.

h. Stay respectful to yourself, your movie and to the team! The team is required to disqualify the filmmakers from the competition when disrespect is shown.

i. Selected filmmakers who don't accept the download request will be as well disqualified from the competition.

Overall Rating
  • Scott Simpson

    I really enjoyed this festival. and if you've never been to Beirut, now you have perfect reason. Charelle is running a great festival with a very positive theme that artists/filmmakers have to be a force for change.
    The festival has grown exponentially from the first year to the second and I expect continued growth for year three. That should bring the networking up as well.
    All in all, a great venue, a nice selection of films/shorts/docs, and a great time in Beirut. Pencil it into your calendar and plan to attend next September.
    The organizers really have a winner here. Check it out.

    September 2019
  • A wonderful festival! I am honored to have been selected and to have won Best Animation! The festivals curators, organization, and overall correspondence cannot be beat! I strongly recommend submitting your film! I wish I could have been there in person!

    September 2019
  • Alex Sangha

    It was an honour to have my short documentary film My Name Was January nominated for two awards at LIFF.

    September 2019
  • John Anthony Flavin

    So happy to have been selected and shown at an amazing festival. Not to mention my favorite city, and where my grandmother grew up and I spend a lot of time in. Many thanks to all envolved. 🇱🇧 ❤️

    September 2019
  • Nour Al-Moujabber

    A new way to introduce filmmakers to each other! Aspiring directors!
    I was lucky I met international figures!
    Looking forward for next year!

    September 2019