Co-founded in 2011 by Camille Lattouf, Jessica Khoury and Julia Lattouf, the Lebanese Film Festival (LFF) Association Incorporated is a NSW registered non-profit and proud Bankstown-based organisation that runs the Lebanese Film Festival Australia (LFF) event annually.
Hosting its inaugural edition in 2012, LFF has been built from the ground up and has grown into a national film event, attracting thousands of diverse film patrons across Australia in a dedicated celebration of Lebanese cinema.
To date, LFF Australia has screened hundreds of films from across the globe, that are either filmed or based in Lebanon, or made by Lebanese film makers from Lebanon, Europe, Africa, the Americas and Australia and beyond.
Under the Patronage of Bryan Brown AM, the Lebanese Film Festival Association is run by a Committee of eight members, who have a strong passion for the arts, culture, film and community and grassroots initiatives.
The key objectives of the Association include:
- Showcasing Lebanese Cinema across Australia
- Challenging perceptions of Lebanon, its people, culture and traditions
- Bringing an iconic film program and event to Western Sydney, focusing on Bankstown as a diverse city centre
- Connecting and supporting Lebanese participation in film and creative arts synergies
- Inspiring change behaviours to be more environmentally friendly and socially responsible
- Supporting accessibility and inclusivity to the arts
Each year, the LFF Association strives to challenge itself in creating and delivering a world-class edition that is inspiring, challenging, resilient and captures the cinematic imagination of its audience – cultivating and nurturing Lebanese storytelling at its best.
LFF Film of the Year
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
In submitting your film for screening at the Lebanese Film Festival Australia, you confirm that you have read and agreed to the following terms and conditions of submission:
Up to 60 seconds of the film may be used for promotional and marketing purposes of the film and the Festival.
The Lebanese Film Festival Australia is not responsible for any costs associated with the submission of the film.
The Lebanese Film Festival Association cannot return any material submitted with the exception of DCP film copies.
The Lebanese Film Festival Association may pass your personal contact details to media contacts for interviews with your consent.
Submission of your film does not guarantee acceptance. Formal acceptance notification will be provided by Friday, 30 June 2023.
Any person wishing to vary any of the terms and conditions of submission must first notify the Director of the Lebanese Film Festival Australia by email at email@example.com.
A film will not be accepted until all of the required material is submitted.
The Lebanese Film Festival Australia is not responsible for shipping costs associated with film submission.
Internal shipments must be accompanied by a commercial invoice.
The Lebanese Film Festival Australia will not handle any sender’s customs clearances.
Submission material is to be addressed to ‘The Director’ via courier or post. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Upon notification of film acceptance, the below must be supplied:
A DCP and KDM files for the film (all feature films) or a BluRay, DVD (PAL) or MP4 (H.264) copy (for short and documentary and some feature films subject to venue requirements)
KDM files must allow time for testing of films and screening of the films, and potentially longer for screenings outside of Sydney.
Press kit / material
Images and a video trailer