IESAV Students and Alumni Shine at LIFF 2021

Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 September 2021

The Lebanese Independent Film Festival (LIFF) is an independent festival born in Lebanon. It is a networking event that supports and displays the work of artists and filmmakers, and that brings together international and local professionals along with festivalgoers. Its mission is to promote cultural growth, diversity, and to provide an alternative healing tool for Lebanese society. It also aims to attract a larger audience and make the festival accessible to those who are interested in movies but live in remote areas. USJ-IESAV students and alumni participated in this year’s festival and three of our students won awards.

Selected films by IESAV students:

“ICED” written & directed by Fatima Fakih 
“Film Title” written & directed by Fatima Joumaa
“Hors Champ” written & directed by Rita Rizk 
“Missing Piece” written & directed by Nadim El Khoury
“Opotho” written & directed by Marilyn Nassar 
“A Deafening Silence” written & directed by Tracy El Helou 
“Room 16” written & directed by Dany Saliba 

Selected films by IESAV alumni:

“Did You See What’s Happening in Beirut” directed by Loula Burnus (exchange student, 2019) 
“Beirut Terminus” directed by Elie Kamal (graduated in 2007) 


“An Attempt” directed by Pamela Nassour, PhD candidate at IESAV 

Winners at LIFF 2021:

Best Director: Rita Rizk for her movie “Hors Champ”
Diversity Special Award: Fatima Joumaa for her movie “Film Title”
Best Art Direction: Dany Saliba for his movie “Room 16”

For more details:

Lire plus : Étudiants et anciens de l’IESAV se distinguent au LIFF 2021