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For the last decades, the city of Tripoli, northern Lebanon, is subject to negative media propaganda on a national and a regional level. Unfortunately, the climate of poverty and insecurity is reflecting the bad image that is carried out by the majority of media seeking for “scoopes” and labeling in somehow the city, as if it belongs to another planet... This sad image is accompanied by a governmental centralized policy, exceptionally rigid since the beginning of the post civil war years. But Tripoli resists... The city is struggling to stay 100% Lebanese, and at least, is trying to reconnect on the cultural scene of the country.
The Tripoli Film Festival – Lebanon is a cinematic event conceived as an initiative to ameliorate the image of the city 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.
Our team and jury, which are composed of dedicated professionals (local, national and international), will assemble and choose a selection of original projections and premières to be screened over the festival period. In parallel, many cultural events will be organized to add a special flavor to the festival, embracing its spirit.
منذ بضعة عشرات من السنين ومدينة طرابلس، في شمال لبنان، وهي تحت تأثير حملات إعلامية سلبية تشوّه صورتها على مستوى الوطني والأقليمي. ولسؤ الحظ، تعمل أجواء الفقر وإنعدام الأمان، بإنعكاسها غالبا في وسائل الإعلام الى تحقيق "خبطات" إعلامية "شعاراتية" سهلة المنال. الأمر الذي يضع المدينة دائما تحت أثرها كعنوان وحيد ومنفرد، وكأنها أبدا، تعيش في كوكب آخر.

هذه الصورة المحزنة والمحبطة للعزائم، متواكبة مع سياسات مركزية إتبعتها الحكومات المتعاقبة، أرخت ظلالها بالكامل على مرحلة ما بعد انتهاء الحرب الاهلية.

لكن طرابلس تتحمل و تقاوم! وتريد ان تكون وتبقى لبنانية 100% مع محاولتها التواصل مع كل البلد، أقله على المستوى الثقافي.

فمهرجان طرابلس للأفلام هو حدث سينمائي مبادر لتحسين صورة المدينة من خلال ثلاثة أهداف:

- إغناء البيئة الثقافية المحلية في طرابلس.
- "ترويج" للأرث الثقافي المديني الغني وإبراز الفنانين المحليين.
- التأسيس لصورة مختلفة للمدينة وجوارها تمهيدا لحضورها المرغوب كمقصد سياحي واعد.

فريق عملنا، كما لجنة التحكيم، المؤلفة من محترفين متميزين ،محليا وطنيا وعالميا، سيتكفلون بحرص على الجمع بين برمجة لباقة من الأفلام، منها ما هو، عرض أول وبالتوازي معها تنظيم العديد من النشاطات الثقافية المنوعة لأضفاء نكهة خاصة للمهرجان مع الابقاء على طابعه .


Depuis quelques décennies maintenant, la ville de Tripoli, au nord du Liban, est soumise à une propagande médiatique négative au niveau national et régional. Malheureusement, le climat de pauvreté et d'insécurité reflète la mauvaise image qui est véhiculée par la majorité des médias en quête de "scoops" labélisant en quelque sorte la ville, comme si elle appartenait à une autre planète... Cette triste image est accompagnée d'une politique gouvernementale centralisée, exceptionnellement rigide depuis la fin de la guerre civile. Mais Tripoli résiste… Elle se veut 100% libanaise en essayant de se reconnecter à la scène culturelle du pays.

Le Festival du Film de Tripoli - Liban est un événement cinématographique conçu comme une initiative visant à améliorer l'image de la ville avec trois objectifs principaux:
- Enrichir l’environnement culturel local à Tripoli
- Promouvoir le riche patrimoine culturel de Tripoli et ses artistes locaux.
- Créer une image de marque propre à Tripoli et sa région et sa promotion comme destination touristique prometteuse.

Notre équipe et notre jury, qui sont composés de professionnels reconnus (locaux, nationaux et internationaux), se chargeront de rassembler et de choisir une sélection de films et de premières pour leurs projections durant les jours du festival. En parallèle, de nombreux événements culturels seront organisés pour ajouter une saveur particulière au festival tout en restant fidèle à son esprit.

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A film submission, to be considered as an entry, must be sent by the Producer / Director (owner of the rights)

before February 14th, 2015

Via regular mail to the address:

Eklat P.O.Box # 5 Tripoli, Lebanon.

Or via express courrier to:
Eklat, Gibran National Committee Bldg. office # 204, Becharra Khoury Blvd. Tripoli, Lebanon

And must include the following:
• A DVD of the film submitted (Screener) labeled with the film title, the name of the director and the year of production.
• The official Entry Form (available online) filled and manually signed by the Producer / Director.

And via email to: info@tripoli-filmfestival.org

The movie poster (PDF), the trailer, 3 film stills, the Director photo and biography as long as a copy of the filled Entry Form.

 

# International Movie Name Director Name Country Year Genre Timing
1 Red Carpet Reza Attaran Iran 2014 Long Fiction 75'
2 Black Moon Nawfel Saheb-Ettaba

Tunisia / Algeria / Morroco

2014 Long Fiction 104'
3 Golden Kingdom Brian Perkins USA 2014 Long Fiction 103'
4 (the) Tree Sonja Prosenk Slovenia 2014 Long Fiction 90'
5 Nabat Elchin Musaoglu Azerbaijan 2014 Long Fiction 105'
6 Dead Man’s Hand Fernando Urdapilleta Mexico 2014 Long Fiction 90'
7 Studio Beirut Mokhtar Beyrouth Lebanon 2013 Short Fiction 15'
8 (a) Weekend Getaway Metehan Yilmaz Turkey 2014 Short Fiction 28'
9 Aram Havi Ibrahim

UK / Kurdistan

2014 Short Fiction 20'
10 (a)Big Star Rogina Bassali Egypt 2013 Short Fiction 24'
11 (the) Thirst Omar Hashmy Egypt 2014 Short Fiction 22'
12 Rails Panagiotis Charamis Greece 2014 Short Fiction 9'
13 Father Lotfi Achour Tunisia 2014 Short Fiction 18'
14 (the) Offer Moïra Pitteloud Switzerland 2014 Short Fiction 15'
15 Cutting Grass

Ruairi O’Brian / Johnn Kenne

Ireland 2014 Short Fiction 12'
16 Troubled Waters Toufic Khreich Lebanon 2013 Short Fiction 25'
17 Her, Him, and the Other… Salma Dhaybi Lebanon 2015 Short Fiction 15'
18 (the) Drought Land Assad Khoueiry Lebanon 2015 Short Fiction 12'
19 Wintry Spring Mohamed Kamel Egypt 2014 Short Fiction 16'
20 Games People Play Dawn Westlake USA 2014 Short Fiction 8'
21 Thread Virginia Kennedy Malaysia 2014 Short Fiction 17'
22 Bang Bang Cyril Bassil Lebanon 2014 Short Fiction 20'
23 God save the Queen Michel Zarazir Lebanon 2013 Short Fiction 13'
24 Kamila Nina Mikesková Czech 2015 Short Fiction 19'
25 Stones Vincenzo Caricari Italy 2014 Short Fiction 20'
26 Border Mazin Mahdi Sherabayani

Kurdistan / Iraq

2013 Long Documentary 50'
27 Taksim

Jo Beranger / Christian Pfohl

France 2014 Long Documentary 52'
28 After Tomorrow Toufic Beyhum Jordan 2014 Long Documentary 54'
29 (the) Shebabs of Yarmouk Axel Salvatori-Sinz France 2013 Long Documentary 78'
30 We Are Alive Pascale Hannoyer France 2013 Long Documentary 56'
31 Beirut in Two words Anne Chahine

Lebanon / Germany

2014 Short Documentary 29'
32 Home Is Where My Age Is

Anja Strelec / Tomislava Jucik

Croatia 2013 Short Documentary 22'
33 Helwan… I Mohammed Adel

Egypt / France

2014 Short Documentary 15'
34 (the) Shelters of Grapes of Wrath Nour Wahid Lebanon 2014 Short Documentary 15'
35 (the) Raisins Raymond Aftimos Lebanon 2014 Animation 17'
36 (the) Suitecase Pier Paolo Paganelli Italy 2014 Animation 15'
37 Boles Spela Cadez

Slovenia / Germany

2013 Animation 13'
38 Beach Flags Sarah Saidan France 2014 Animation 14'
39 (the) Little Cousteau Jakub Kouril Czech 2013 Animation 8'
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