Lebanese filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and editor. Director of 2 short fiction films and winner of 6 international awards including Best Short Film and Best Directing.
Nadine Asmar (born in 1994) is a Lebanese filmmaker and screenwriter. She got her bachelor’s degree in Cinema and TV (Audiovisual) from the Lebanese University - Fine Arts Institute II. L’aveugle de la Cathédrale (The Blind of the Cathedral) is her graduation short movie, a first-time adaptation of a novel by Farjallah Haïk (the rights were obtained from Haïk’s family). The film won 7 international prizes including Best Short Film and Best Directing, and was nominated for over 40 awards. She has been congratulated on several academic short films, including Dans Mon Cocon (2014) which was screened as a special jury mention during the Première Journée Cinématographique des étudiants de l’INBA II à l’Université Libanaise (2015) and Yingtai (2014), a Chinese short film inspired from a traditional legend. Perhaps Today is her second short film produced in 2017. Nadine is also a photographer, producer, editor and movie blogger. She is pursuing her Master’s degree in Cinema (Audiovisual) at Paris 1 University (Sorbonne - Panthéon).
FILMOGRAPHY
Director & Screenwriter:
- Barke Lyom / Perhaps Today (Short Film 2017)
- L’aveugle de la Cathédrale / The Blind of the Cathedral (Senior Short Film 2015)
- Yingtai (Academic Short Film 2014)
- Dans Mon Cocon (Academic Short Film 2014)
Production:
- Barke Lyom / Perhaps Today (Short Film 2017)
- Last Vision (Senior Short Film 2016)
- L’aveugle de la Cathédrale / The Blind of the Cathedral (Senior Short Film 2015)
- Salwa / Ciseaux à Trois Arêtes (Senior Short Film 2015) [Executive Producer]
Script Supervision:
- Seul, le Silence (Short Film 2018) by Katia Jarjoura [Script Supervisor]
- L'insulte / The Insult (2017) by Ziad Doueiri [Script Continuity]
  • Director (3 Credits)
    Perhaps Today...2017
    Short
    The Blind of the Cathedral2015
    Short, Student
    The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)2015
    Short, Student
  • Writer (3 Credits)
    Perhaps Today...2017
    Short
    The Blind of the Cathedral2015
    Short, Student
    The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)2015
    Short, Student
  • Editor (3 Credits)
    Perhaps Today...2017
    Short
    The Blind of the Cathedral2015
    Short, Student
    The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)2015
    Short, Student
  • Sound Mixing (2 Credits)
    The Blind of the Cathedral2015
    Short, Student
    The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)2015
    Short, Student
  • Producer (1 Credit)
    Perhaps Today...2017
    Short
  • Loader (1 Credit)
    Perhaps Today...2017
    Short
Official Non-Iraqi Films Competition
Perhaps Today...
3rd Qumrah International Film Festival 2018
Al Basra
2018
Winner of the Jury Prize for Best Short Film
Perhaps Today...
16th Festival du Film Court 2018
Paris
2018
Winner of the Jury Prize for Best Short Film among the 12 finalists
Perhaps Today...
Festival Cin'et Campus 2018
Paris
2018
Winner of the Best Actress Award
The Blind of the Cathedral
Festival Universitaire International Ciné-Lettres d'Agadir 2017
Agadir
2017
Official Selection in the Competition
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
8th Hyart Film Festival 2017
Wyoming
2017
Official Selection during the 54th Society for Photographic Education National Conference 2017
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
22nd Annual SPE Women’s Film & Video Festival 2017
Orlando
2017
Official Selection in the Short Films Competition
Perhaps Today...
10th Beirut Greek Film Festival 2017
Beirut
2017
Official Selection in the Non-Iraqi Films Competition
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
2nd Qumrah Film Festival 2017
Qumrah
2017
Official Selection in the Short Fiction Films Competition
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
2nd Chicago Feminist Film Festival 2017
Chicago
2017
Official Selection in the Short Fiction Films Competition
The Blind of the Cathedral
2nd Chicago Feminist Film Festival 2017
Chicago
2017
Official Selection in the Non-Iraqi Films Competition
The Blind of the Cathedral
2nd Qumrah Film Festival 2017
Qumrah
2017
Official Selection during the 54th Society for Photographic Education National Conference 2017
The Blind of the Cathedral
22nd Annual SPE Women’s Film & Video Festival 2017
Orlando
2017
Official Selection in the Competition
The Blind of the Cathedral
8th Hyart Film Festival 2017
Wyoming
2017
Winner of the Best Actress Award
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
Festival Universitaire International Ciné-Lettres d'Agadir 2017
Agadir
2017
Official Selection in the Foreign Language Short Films competition
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
Golden Dragonfly International Short Film Festival 2016
Santo Domingo
2016
Official Selection in the Official Competition
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
IndieCrete Film Festival 2016
Crete
2016
Official Selection in the International Competition
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
18th YOUKI International Youth Media Festival 2016
Wels
2016
Official Selection in the International Competition
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
36th VGIK International Student Festival 2016
Moscow
2016
Official Selection in the Official Competition
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
Jordan International Film Festival 2016
Amman
2016
Official Selection in the Short Films competition
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
3rd Women Media Arts & Film Festival 2016
Sydney
2016
Winner of the Jury Prize in the Arab Women Filmmakers Competition
The Blind of the Cathedral
8th Baghdad International Film Festival 2016
Baghdad
2016
Official Selection in the Student Films competition
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
2nd Festival du Film Arabe de Gabès 2016
Gabès
2016
Official Selection in the Competition
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
Festivalul Filmului Dedicat Drepturilor Omului 2016
Chisinau
2016
Winner of the Best Leading Actor Award
The Blind of the Cathedral
4th Afghanistan International Women's Film Festival 2016
Kabul
2016
Official Selection and nomination for the One To Watch Award
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
39th Asian American International Film Festival 2016
New York
2016
Official Selection in the Short Film Competition
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
2nd Human District Film Festival 2016
Belgrade
2016
Official Selection in the Competition
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
8th Oddalenia Short Film Festival 2016
Dublin
2016
Official Selection & nomination in the International Indigenous category
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
11th Wairoa Māori Film Festival 2016
Wairoa
2016
Official Selection & nomination in the Religion category
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
2nd Viva Film Festival 2016
Sarajevo
2016
Official Selection in the Cinematography Student category
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
4th Art Fest Open Youth Festival 2016
Yerevan
2016
Official Selection in the Outlook, Picture of the World category
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
3rd China Women's Film Festival 2016
Beijing
2016
Short Film Corner [Not the Competition]
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
69th Festival de Cannes 2016
Cannes
2016
Nominated in the Short Drama category
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
High Country Film Festival 2016
North Carolina
2016
Nominated in the International Competition category
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
14th Festival du Film Étudiant de Québec 2016
Québec
2016
Official Selection in the Foreign Language Short Films competition
The Blind of the Cathedral
Golden Dragonfly International Short Film Festival 2016
Santo Domingo
2016
Winner of the Best Narrative Short Film Award in the Short Film Competition of Mediterranean Countries
The Blind of the Cathedral
32nd Alexandria Mediterranean Countries Film Festival 2016
Alexandria
2016
Winner of the Jury Mention Award (Under 30 Minutes category)
The Blind of the Cathedral
13th We Care Film Festival 2016
New Delhi
2016
Winner of the Excellent Long Short Award (2nd prize)
The Blind of the Cathedral
The New Classic Cinema Film Festival 2016
Seattle
2016
Nominated for Best Drama Short Film Award
The Blind of the Cathedral
Goldensun Short Film Festival 2015
Zebbug
2016
Nominated in the International Competition category
The Blind of the Cathedral
14th Festival du Film Étudiant de Québec 2016
Québec
2016
Nominated in the Short Drama category
The Blind of the Cathedral
High Country Film Festival 2016
North Carolina
2016
Winner of the Excellent Long Short Award (2nd prize)
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
The New Classic Cinema Film Festival 2016
Seattle
2016
Winner of the Jury Mention Award (Under 30 Minutes category)
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
13th We Care Film Festival 2016
New Delhi
2016
Official Selection in the Student Films Competition
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
13th Arab Short Film Festival 2016
Beirut
2016
Winner of the Best Leading Actor Award
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
4th Afghanistan International Women Film Festival 2016
Kabul
2016
Winner of the Jury Prize in the Arab Women Filmmakers Competition
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
8th Baghdad International Film Festival 2016
Baghdad
2016
Winner of the Best Narrative Short Film Award in the Short Film Competition of Mediterranean Countries
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
32nd Alexandria Mediterranean Countries Film Festival 2016
Alexandria
2016
Official Selection in the Competition
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
3rd Lebanon International Short Films Festival 2016
Tyre
2016
Short Film Corner [Not the Competition]
The Blind of the Cathedral
69th Festival de Cannes 2016
Cannes
2016
Official Selection in the Outlook, Picture of the World category
The Blind of the Cathedral
3rd China Women's Film Festival 2016
Beijing
2016
Official Selection in the Cinematography Student category
The Blind of the Cathedral
4th Art Fest Open Youth Festival 2016
Yerevan
2016
Official Selection & nomination in the Religion category
The Blind of the Cathedral
2nd Viva Film Festival 2016
Sarajevo
2016
Official Selection & nomination in the International Indigenous category
The Blind of the Cathedral
11th Wairoa Māori Film Festival 2016
Wairoa
2016
Official Selection in the Competition
The Blind of the Cathedral
8th Oddalenia Short Film Festival 2016
Dublin
2016
Official Selection in the Short Film Competition
The Blind of the Cathedral
2nd Human District Film Festival 2016
Belgrade
2016
Official Selection in the Competition
The Blind of the Cathedral
3rd Lebanon International Short Films Festival 2016
Tyre
2016
Official Selection in the Student Films Competition
The Blind of the Cathedral
13th Arab Short Film Festival 2016
Beirut
2016
Official Selection in the Competition
The Blind of the Cathedral
Festivalul Filmului Dedicat Drepturilor Omului 2016
Chisinau
2016
Official Selection in the Official Competition
The Blind of the Cathedral
IndieCrete Film Festival 2016
Crete
2016
Official Selection in the International Competition
The Blind of the Cathedral
18th YOUKI International Youth Media Festival 2016
Wels
2016
Official Selection in the International Competition
The Blind of the Cathedral
36th VGIK International Student Festival 2016
Moscow
2016
Official Selection in the Official Competition
The Blind of the Cathedral
Jordan International Film Festival 2016
Amman
2016
Official Selection in the Short Films competition
The Blind of the Cathedral
3rd Women Media Arts & Film Festival 2016
Sydney
2016
Official Selection and nomination for the One To Watch Award
The Blind of the Cathedral
39th Asian American International Film Festival 2016
New York
2016
Official Selection in the Student Films competition
The Blind of the Cathedral
2nd Festival du Film Arabe de Gabès 2016
Gabès
2016
Nominated for Best Drama Short Film Award
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
Goldensun Short Film Festival 2015
Zebbug
2016
Nominated for Best Film in "Save the Human" category
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
2nd Sose International Film Festival 2015
Yerevan
2015
Nominated for Best International Essay Award
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
21st Caminhos Film Festival 2015
Coimbra
2015
None - Out of Competition
The Blind of the Cathedral
Voices Film Festival 2015
Manama
2015
None - Short Film Corner - Out of Competition
The Blind of the Cathedral
5th Malmö Arab Film Festival 2015
Malmö
2015
Nominated for Best Film in "Save the Human" category
The Blind of the Cathedral
2nd Sose International Film Festival 2015
Yerevan
2015
Nominated for Best International Essay Award
The Blind of the Cathedral
21st Caminhos Film Festival 2015
Coimbra
2015
None - Short Film Corner - Out of Competition
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
5th Malmö Arab Film Festival 2015
Malmö
2015
None - Out of Competition
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
Voices Film Festival 2015
Manama
2015
Official Selection in the Short Films competition
The Blind of the Cathedral
9th Mizzica Film Festival 2016
Sicily
Official Selection
The Blind of the Cathedral
8th Whistle Stop F.I.L.M. Festival 2017
Nashville
Official Selection in the International Trailers Competition
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest 2016
Bucharest
Official Selection in the Short Fiction Film Competition
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
15th Third Eye Asian Film Festival 2016
Mumbai
Grand Jury Top Ten in the International Short Film Youth category
The Blind of the Cathedral
Bluenose-Ability Film Festival 2015
Nova Scotia
Official Selection in the International Trailers Competition
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
UK Screen One Film Festival 2017
Leicester
Official Selection in the Short Films category
The Blind of the Cathedral
11th Chinese American Film Festival 2015
Hollywood, Los Angeles & San Francisco
Official Selection in the International Trailers Competition
The Blind of the Cathedral
UK Screen One Film Festival 2017
Leicester
Official Selection in the International Trailers Competition
The Blind of the Cathedral
Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest 2016
Bucharest
Official Selection in the Short Fiction Film Competition
The Blind of the Cathedral
15th Third Eye Asian Film Festival 2016
Mumbai
Official Selection in the Short Films category
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
11th Chinese American Film Festival 2015
Hollywood, Los Angeles & San Francisco
Short Film Corner
The Blind of the Cathedral
2nd All Lights India International Film Festival 2016
Telangana
Grand Jury Top Ten in the International Short Film Youth category
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
Bluenose-Ability Film Festival 2015
Nova Scotia
Official Selection in the Short Films competition
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
9th Mizzica Film Festival 2016
Sicily
Short Film Corner
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
2nd All Lights India International Film Festival 2016
Telangana
Official Selection
The Blind of the Cathedral (French Subtitles)
8th Whistle Stop F.I.L.M. Festival 2017
Nashville
Birth Date
November 29, 1994
Birth City
Beirut
Current City
Beirut
Hometown
Lebanon
Gender
Female
Her university cinematography exercise Dans Mon Cocon short film, co-directed with a colleague, was featured in We Are Temporary - Mark Roberts' music video of You Can Now Let Go single released in December 2015. The musician watched the 2014 short film on Vimeo and found the content suitable for his new song. He worked on re-editing the footage and adding some visual effects to it, then uploaded the music video on Youtube.
Lebanese filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and editor. Director of 2 short fiction films and winner of 6 international awards including Best Short Film and Best Directing.