Doria Achour in a scene from Lotfi Achour's 'Burning Hope.'
Photo courtesy of the Carthage Film Festival
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Jounieh is getting set to roll out the red carpet with the launch of the Jounieh International Film Festival.Intended to become an annual fixture, the first edition of JIFF will bring six feature films and four documentaries from different countries, all competing for best narrative film and best documentary prizes. The jury is headed by Lebanese director Mounir Maasri and includes Tunisian director and producer Lotfi Achour – whose 2017 film "Burning Hope" will be featured – Lebanese director Hadi Zakkak, Egyptian director Aiten Amin and Lebanese film critic Nadim Jarjoura. Organizers hope the festival will revive the film scene in an area previously active in movie production.
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