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Lebanon's residents are infatuated with image, and they often have good reason to need a bit of distraction.The first major film platform of the 2014 season is Beirut Cinema Week. The centerpiece is LFF's 34-film competition.With the rise of so-called creative documentary, it's not unusual to find feature-length docs and fiction films screening in the same competitions. These 34 film and video works will compete for four prizes – Best Fiction, Best Documentary, Best First Film and Best Experimental Film – each sponsored by a different company or institution.Another issue that tends to surface during Lebanon's film festivals is that of censorship.Four awards – for Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best Actor and Best Actress – will be doled out to those Lebanese films released in 2013 in the country's theaters and abroad.It will be interesting indeed to see what sort of film is honored.
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