BEIRUT ART FILM FESTIVAL
The Beirut Art Film Festival 4th Edition shall release the 2018 program on October 24. New documentaries on art, more screenings and larger access to all audience across Lebanon.
From 1 to 30 November, BAFF will present a fine selection of 70 films on architecture, archeology, cinema, dance, design, history of art, museums, music, opera, visual art, and other artistic disciplines.
For BAFF 4th Edition, we are honored to welcome three towering cultural institutions as “BAFF Cultural Partners”:
- Opéra de Paris & 3ème Scène,
- Embassy of Japan with NHK,
- Embassy of Sweden.
Thanks to the unflinching support of BAFF patrons, sponsors and partners, we are able to bring people from all walks of life, to come together, and enjoy the best of cinema and arts from all around the world.
BAFF has become an essential rendez-vous of Beirut’s cultural life.
The small team of BAFF volunteers bow in modesty before this accomplishment; we deeply and justly believe that the festival awe it all to each person to attend the festival; through enthusiastic welcome and steady participation to Intramuros and/or Extramuros screenings!
The 2018 edition opening ceremony shall take place on Tuesday 20 November at Metropolis Empire Sofil.
In addition to its arts and culture showings, the festival shall highlight during this 4th Edition some vital topics regarding Lebanon.
Intramuros days will take place in the two cinema theaters at Metropolis Empire Sofil in Beirut, from 20 to 25 November 2018, from 5.00 to 11.00 pm with 60 recent documentaries.
Starting Wednesday 24 October, BAFF Intramuros selection of documentaries and program details shall be available on this page.
Tickets for Intramuros screenings will be on sale at aforesaid date: Virgin Ticketing Box-Office – 01999666 – www.ticketingboxoffice.com
The closing ceremony will be held, at Salle Montaigne – Institut Français in partnership with TV5 Monde on Friday 30 November. A Première in the Arab world is scheduled for this special event.
Keep updated with 2018 program, and register your name and email address on BAFF newsletters.
BAFF @ Schools.
From 1 to 30 November, BAFF will seed art and culture at all schools across the country (private and public); reaching out to all active schools in the land; so many of them impacted by the crisis hitting the education sector; this means a lot to BAFF team; we are inhabited by a sense of a mission being fulfilled; and we hope through this contribution, to alleviate some of those schools’ burden.
BAFF is proud of its partners in this endeavor:
- Ministry of Education and Higher Education
- Embassy of the United States of America, Beirut
- The Embassy of Switzerland, Beirut
Thanks to the determination and drive of volunteering ladies, SamiaMeguerdich, Marie Nassar, Najwa Pietton, Lara Doumet, Marielle Mouawad and Lina Chammaa, the documentary Lady Liberty will be screened to more than 300,000 pupils in Lebanon.
BAFF 4 Youth.
In parallel, from 1 to 19 November, a selection of 13 documentaries on art will be screened with “BAFF Educational Partners”: 13 universities, 18 campuses across Lebanon.
The list of participating universities and the screening program shall be announced on October 24th. Free entrance for all.
On June 4, BAFF 2018 jury awarded first Prize for best poster contest to Nevine Zahreddine (MUBS senior graphic design student). Second Prize went to Mazen Asmar (Université Libanaise II, senior graphic design student). Invited universities were: Saint-Joseph University of Beirut (USJ), Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK), American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut Arab University (BAU), Lebanese American University (LAU), Antonine University, Haigazian University, Lebanese University (all branches), Notre-Dame University (NDU), Al Kafaat University (AKU), University of Balamand, and the Modern University for Business and Science (MUBS).
Jury members for this year were: Laura Shorter (Director and wife of the UK Ambassador, BAFF partner), Kristin Smith (Cultural Attaché of the US embassy, BAFF partner), photographers Roger Moukarzel, Ghada Waked, and Nasri Sayegh, director Hady Zaccak, and organizing committee Pierre Sarraf, Maria Chakhtoura, Nadine Mokdessi and Alice Mogabgab.
BAFF ♡ Lebanon.
On Saturdays 3, 10, 17 and 24 November, 16 cultural centers all around Lebanon will share into BAFF 2018 and will screen documentaries on art.
BAFF Family is growing up and is proud to welcome CLAC Bint Jbeil (Centre de Lecture et d’Animation Culturelle) lead by Mrs. Reema Chararah.
Free entrance for all.
Patrons, sponsors and partners
This event would not have been possible without the generous contribution from our patrons, from our sponsor and from all BAFF cultural partners.
Robert A. Matta, Arts & Culture Association,
Alexis and Anne-Marie Habib Foundation,
Embassy of the United States of America,
Embassy of Great Britain
Embassy of the United States of America
Embassy of Spain
Embassy of Switzerland
Embassy of Japan
Embassy of Sweden
Goethe Institute Lebanon
Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris
Opéra de Paris – 3è Scène
Institut Français du Liban
Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Beirut
Ministry of Tourism
Ministry of Education and Higher Education.