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
-Animation
-Script

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.

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  • Anne Lakhdar

    We are so thrilled "Josiane, a passion for the others" could be screenend in Bayrouth, a city and a country that was so key to her and a turning point! We are glad you could show it even two times and that the swiss ambassador could join in. Unfortunately, some of the lebanese people we interviewed in the film and who wanted to attend could not find the right venue and dit dont find the necessary informations (eventhough we send them the informations you gave us). We regret we could not attent ourselves. Nevertheless, we want to thank you again for showing such a great variety of films and be so very well present on social medias! Wishing you every success for the next editions!

    November 2019
  • Camilio Azoury

    The best journey of my life

    October 2019
  • I wasn't able to attend but the communication was great and the organizers were very helpful with information and answering questions. Our team was honored to have our film, Tarab, selected and for the multiple nominations.

    October 2019
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    Response from festival:

    We were more than glad to show your movie in Lebanon!

  • Friendly, kind, and intelligent folk with an incredible passion for film-making.

    September 2019
  • A young and energetic team! Great experience! A lots of movies to watch and interesting workshops!

    September 2019