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 "EXIST".

Long after we human cease to live, part of who we are, what we did, wrote, said or stood for keep on existing, and sometimes echo towards eternity.

2021 is an opportunity to reflect on priorities, values and a way of life in harmony with our planet, and its fauna and flora. It is the time to reset and exist on all levels. It is also the time to be positive and forceful.

Amongst the most challenging times for Lebanon, with a financial crisis of unprecedented scale and the global COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 was no exception to us. We have fulfilled the promise with the support of our exceptional partners: a yearly platform for short films in Beirut, since 2009.

Interested in sharing your point of view on our theme? Have you captured deep or funny situations throughout the years leading to 2020? Send us your short film or make one!

By now, you know where we are and how to reach us. We have marked our territory!

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 2021's theme (EXIST) 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:

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.