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 A Night Of Misfit Films Film Festival Arizona-USA, CIFF The Canadian Independent Film Festival and the Fantasy Film Festival Paris-France.

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
  • Simply to have our debut short film, “Valens” officially selected and screened at LIFF 2021 was a great honor. I’m immensely proud to see the artistic community come together during the country’s difficult days to inspire and celebrate the brilliant work of all involved! Thank You LIFF - See you next time!

    October 2021
  • I got the award for Best Short Script for "Death Offers Life - last moments of Vincent Van Gogh" which is a great encouragement for me. We thank the entire festival team with our hearts.

    October 2021
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    It is a great feeling to take part in such an important festival. It was also a pleasure to receive an award. I would like to thank the festival directors and the jury committee. There is great communication. There is a very good communication on all subjects. Thank you

    October 2021
  • Nessim Stevenson

    Excellent effort by the LIFF team this year running the event! Lovely team and welcoming atmosphere. Hope to come back again with another film :)

    September 2021
  • I'm so happy to see this festival doing so well. My film "The Truth: Lost at Sea" participated in the very first edition of this festival, winning the Mediterranean Special Award. The festival team was amazingly dedicated and hard-working, and very attentive to the filmmakers in attendance. They are bold in their film selections, and encourage students and aspiring filmmakers as well. I wish them continued success.

    December 2020