The Tripoli Film festival is a cinematic event conceived to ameliorate the image of the city of Tripoli (Lebanon) with three main objectives:
• Enriching our local cultural environment in Tripoli.
• Promoting the rich cultural heritage of Tripoli and its local artists.
• Branding and Marketing Tripoli and its region as a highly promising tourist destination.

Best Feature Film
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best International Short Film
Best Lebanese Short Film
Jury Special Award

• Eligible Movies:
Feature Film - 80 - 105 min / Short film - less than 20 min / Animation - less than 20 min / Feature Documentary - from 50 to 90 min / Short Documentary - less than 20 min.
• Films completion dates should not be earlier than June 2023.
• Movies shot in Lebanon partially or completely should enclose a copy of the Lebanese “Sécurité Générale” shooting permit.
• Submission of a film materials and entry form does not guarantee screening during the festival, or during any of the out of competition events parallel to the festival.
• Film submitter grants Tripoli Film Festival the rights to present his/her film to the press and to screen it during the festival days if selected.
• Tripoli Film Festival screens only films available on Blu Ray and in MOV format.
• Entrants will be contacted only if selected for the festival official selection or the out of competition events.
• If your film is selected for the TFF 2024 official selection, you accept to send, if the organizer found it necessary, the final screening copy via an express courier on your expenses ASAP after the selection announcement. Otherwise, your film will be disqualified.
• If your film is selected for the official competition only, Tripoli Film Festival might provide some facilities for the festival attendance.
• Film submitter grants Tripoli Film Festival the rights to present his film in the “TFF Cinetec” for free private screening.
• By submitting your film to Tripoli Film Festival 2024, you are granting the organizers the rights to screen your film in the out of competition events parallel to the festival during the year 2024 - 25.
• By submitting the entry form and related material, the Producer / Director / Distributor (owner of the rights) accepts to grant Tripoli Film Festival, by the person of its Founder and Director Mr. Elias Jacques Khlat, the rights to print and screen publicly any material submitted to the festival and to use it for any promotional activity covering the festival.
• By submitting your film to Tripoli Film Festival, you declare that all rights on the film are acquired.
• We insure that personal data in the festival entry form, subject of your film submission, will stay confidential for the festival use only and will not be shared with a third party.

Overall Rating
  • rachel aoun

    TFF is an excellent festival on all levels from communication to hospitality to curation.

    October 2023
  • Christina Georgiou

    A wonderful, extremely well-organized festival, with an abundance of parallel events, clear communication and amazing hospitality! It was a pleasure screening my film there. Highly recommended!

    October 2023
  • The best festival in Lebanon. Thank you for the amazing experience.

    October 2023
  • Mohamed Ghazala

    Amazing Festival and guests. The city and the people are beautiful

    October 2022
  • Marie-Rose Osta

    Great festival with great panels! Thank you for having my film.

    October 2022