Actress, filmmaker, teacher and LFF director Wafa’a Celine Halawi.
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Despite new adversities, the Lebanese Film Festival aims to provide a successful and compelling 12th edition this year.LFF was founded in 2001 by Pierre Sarraf and Nadim Tabet, co-founders of the Ne a Beyrouth film production company. They ran the show for a decade before handing it on to event organizers Bande a Part. The position of festival director now rotates every two years, with Halawi taking the reins for the 2016 edition. This year's selection committee consists of Wissam Sharaf, Nadim Tabet and Liana Kassir, who intend to choose some 60 films to be screened during the five-day event.The festival intends to present prizes for best fiction film, best documentary, best first film and best experimental film. The best first film prize is important, Halawi said, as nearly 20 percent of the movies are directorial debuts. Though enthusiastic about her job, Halawi, inherits a difficult situation. As a result, Halawi decided to include this as part of the festival's image by using #filmsdontsmell in promoting the event.
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