Christophe Karabache is a French-Lebanese filmmaker.
Born in Beirut in 1979, he completed his Masters in Cinema Studies at Université Paris III - Sorbonne Nouvelle (France) and through a joint program at The University of Iowa (USA).
Karabache began his exploration of film at l’Etna, an alternative workshop in Paris. He initially made experimental films.
His current filmmaking practice shifts between documentary and fiction.
His films have been showcased at several international film festivals (in the USA, Lebanon, New Caledonia, Bosnia, Canada, UK, Greece, France, Benine, Australia, Hungary, Germany, Venezuela, Belgium, Switzerland, Romania, Poland, Spain, Russia, Sweden, Italy, India, Ireland, Bulgaria, Chile, etc.) and theatrically released in movie theaters in France by Visiosfeir Distribution. In 2018, he signed a global distribution deal with Shami Media Group (New York).
Best Indie Film
Lamia
MedFF - Mediterranean Film Festival
Siracuse
2018
Best Supporting Actress
VENUS OBSCURA
Berlin International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema
Berlin
2017
Best Visual Effects
VENUS OBSCURA
Action On Film Festival
Las Vegas
2017
Best Editing
ZEITGEIST PROTEST
The International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema
London
2017
Best Feature Film and Best Director (Silver award)
ZEITGEIST PROTEST
Mindfield Film Festival
Los Angeles
2017
Royal Reel Award
Sadoum
Canada International Film Festival
Vancouver
2016
Best Mobile Film
New Blood: Wild chronicle of Beirut
Transilvania International Short Film Festival
Romania
2016
Jury Award
ZEITGEIST PROTEST
Mediterranean Film Festival
Syracuse
2016
Best Narrative Feature Film
Lamia
Sydney World Film Festival
Australia
2016
3rd Best Feature
Lamia
12 Months Film Festival
Romania
2015
Best Feature
VENUS OBSCURA
The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards
London
Best Feature Fiction
VENUS OBSCURA
12 Months Film Festival
Best Visual Effects
VENUS OBSCURA
Barcelona Planet Film Festival
Best Film No Budget
VENUS OBSCURA
Gold Movie Awards Goddess Nike
London
Best feature
VENUS OBSCURA
Eurasia International Monthly Film Festival
Moscow
Best Indie Feature/Honorable mention Actress
VENUS OBSCURA
Los Angeles Film Awards
Outstanding achievement Award (Postmodern Film)
VENUS OBSCURA
Calcutta International Cult Film Festival
Calcutta
Best Indie Feature/Best Supporting Actress/Honorable mention Actor
VENUS OBSCURA
Five Continents International Film Festival
Best Cinematography
VENUS OBSCURA
ARFF Barcelona//Around International Film Festival
Barcelona
Best Feature/Best Director (Diamond)
VENUS OBSCURA
NYC Indie Film Awards
Best Feature Film (Federcio Fellini Award)
VENUS OBSCURA
Amarcord Chicago Arthouse TV and Video Fest Awards
Chicago
Best Narrative Feature Film
VENUS OBSCURA
Sydney World Film Festival
Best Director
VENUS OBSCURA
Wolves Independent International Film Awards
Best Indie Feature
VENUS OBSCURA
Festigious International Film Competition
Los Angeles
Five Nominations
VENUS OBSCURA
Maverick Movie Awards
Best Director
ZEITGEIST PROTEST
Cult Critic Movie Awards
Calcutta
Best Director
ZEITGEIST PROTEST
Festigious International Film Festival
Los Angeles
Diamond Award
ZEITGEIST PROTEST
California Film Awards
San Diego
Best Indie Film
ZEITGEIST PROTEST
Los Angeles Film Awards
Best Screenplay
ZEITGEIST PROTEST
Amarcord Chicago Arthouse Tv and Video Fest Awards
Chicago
Honorable mention Director
VENUS OBSCURA
New York Film Awards
Best Cinematography
VENUS OBSCURA
Alternative Film Festival
Toronto
Best Feature (Platinum)/Best Director (Gold)
VENUS OBSCURA
Mindfield Film Festival
Albuquerque
Silver Award
ZEITGEIST PROTEST
International Independent Film Awards
Encino, CA
Best Feature Fiction (1st place)
ZEITGEIST PROTEST
12 Months Film Festival
Cluj
Best Underground Film
ZEITGEIST PROTEST
Chandler International Film Festival
Chandler Arizona
Award of Excellence and Best Director
ZEITGEIST PROTEST
Depth Of Field International Film Festival Competition
Best Film and Best Director
ZEITGEIST PROTEST
International Euro Film Festival
Marbella
Nomination
ZEITGEIST PROTEST
Top Indie Film Awards
Best Feature (Gold Award)
ZEITGEIST PROTEST
NYC Indie Film Awards
New York
Nomination Best Picture
ZEITGEIST PROTEST
International Monthly Film Festival
Copenhagen
Nomination - Best Feature
ZEITGEIST PROTEST
The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards
London
Award of Merit
BEIRUT KAMIKAZE
Docs Without Borders Film Festival
Nassau
Bronze Winner Award
BEIRUT KAMIKAZE
Spotlight Documentary Film Awards
Atlanta
Best Feature Fiction (2nd)
DODGEM
12 Months Film Festival
Romania
Nomination Best Experimental Film
Sadoum
Erie International Film Festival
Best LGBT Film/Best Film of the month - nominated for the Golden Eagle Award
Sadoum
European Cinematography Awards
Warsaw
Jury Prize, Best Feature, Best Editing, Best Actress
Sadoum
The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards
London
Orson Welles Award
Sadoum
California Film Awards
San Diego
Best Foreign Feature
Sadoum
Oregon International Film Awards
Denali Award
Sadoum
Alaska International Film Awards
Award of Merit
VENUS OBSCURA
Accolade Global Film Competition
La Jolla
Best Experimental Film
Sadoum
Around International Film festival
Berlin
Nomination 'No Budget Spirit'
Sadoum
Top Indie Film Awards
USA
Award of Recognition
Sadoum
Indie Fest Film Awards
Best GLBT Film - Bronze Medal
Sadoum
Global Independent Film Awards
Bronze Winner Award 2015
Sadoum
International Independent Film Awards
Award of Excellence
VENUS OBSCURA
Depth of Field International Film Festival competition
Gold Award
Lamia
Virgin Spring CineFest
Calcutta
Finalist
VENUS OBSCURA
European Cinematography Awards
Warsaw
Best Feature, Best Indie Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best FX Design
VENUS OBSCURA
South Film and Arts Academy Festival
Rancague
Best Visual Effects
VENUS OBSCURA
London Independent Film Awards
London
Best Independent Film
Lamia
Indie Film Festival
switzerland
Award of Recognition
Lamia
Accolade Global Film Competition
USA
Best Experimental Film
Lamia
Mongolia International Film Festival
Kudos Endeavor
Lamia
Depth of Field International Film Festival
Silver Palm Award 2015
Lamia
Mexico International Film Festival
Mexico