CFF is the first outdoors film festival of its kind in Lebanon. The festival, which was launched in 2009 by “Laboratoire D’art”, has become an annual short film event which celebrates and promotes local and international short films as an independent form of art in a non-competitive public event, away from competition, prizes and entrance fees.
This year, the theme of CFF has been set as "WEIRD".
Is this year’s theme. Weird is the freedom to be who we are, to express how we feel, to share what we think and to accept how different we can be from one another. To redefine the boundaries of normality because tolerance is and remains the basis for a free society. True freedom only exists where everyone is free to develop their talents to the fullest and where people are free from fear and repression.
Weird it is. Because nothing has stopped us so far. Not a global pandemic; not an unmatched economic collapse; not a nightmarish national crisis. Not even a catastrophic explosion that has shattered our city and our beings.
Weird; because throughout the years, we have learned that acceptance is the hidden force behind success. Every year, for 13 consecutive years, we have screened - out in the open - different opinions and views around a specific theme. A theme that is inspired by our environment, our journey and our growth. We know that not much is achieved in a safe and comfort zone, so we’ve dug into more challenging, daring directions and sometimes painful ones.
Looking backwards, we smile at all the bold ideas we once considered to be strange but that has proven to lead to exceptional journeys.
For the 14th edition of Cabriolet Film Festival, our partners and us, would like to invite you on a thought-provoking experience, where tolerance tangoes with wickedness.
Send us your short films and enjoy the ride!
The main purpose of the CFF is to bring short films to the public, right in the streets of Beirut, free of entrance and away from competitions. Therefore, no prizes or awards are part of this public event.
Short films that revolve around the definition of CFF 2022's theme (WEIRD) and which have been produced in previous years, not as final projects, and by sophomores, juniors as well as seniors are all welcomed.
The duration should not exceed 20 minutes and subtitles in French or English are a must in case of foreign language, to be submitted before April 1st of 2021 through: http://www.cabrioletfilmfestival.com/requirements.
While submitting your short films, kindly select the right category to guarantee its proper admission.
Last but not least, Lebanese movies must be submitted along with the official authorization by the General Security Offices for projection rights.