Beirut Art Film Festival (BAFF), a premiere in Lebanon, will screen a fine selection of 25 recent documentaries on art at Metropolis Empire Sofil – Ashrafieh and in major Beirut universities, from November 5th to 8th, 2015.
The most exclusive documentaries assembled shall be screened for the first time in Beirut! They will feature Architecture, Art collections, Cinema, Contemporary Art, Dance, Design, Divas, Fashion, Masterpieces, Museums, Music and Photography;
BAFF is an invitation to a wonderful journey into the mystery of creativity, through documentaries. BAFF is not a contest. It is rather an open space dedicated to beauty and culture; rendered possible thanks to the generosity of donors, partners, sponsors and, the dedication of its organizers and workers.
For Five days, Beirut will glitter rays of sophistication, glamour, and refinement.
BAFF mission and objective
Created in 2014, BAFF’s mission is essentially cultural:
-Increase awareness and appreciation of art to a wide audience both in Lebanon and the Middle East,
-Highlight achievements of film, video and television professionals,
-Bring together an audience of all ages around the film, as an expression of modern culture,
-Support production and dissemination of documentaries on cultural life in Lebanon.
BAFF organizers are
-Alice Mogabgab Karam – BAFF founder and Festival Manager
-Michèle Helou Nahas – BAFF founder and Artistic Manager
-Maria Chakhtoura – Honorary committee member, Communication and Artistic
-Nadine Mokdessi – Honorary committee member, Public Relation and NGO Consultant
-Pierre Sarraf – Honorary committee member, Communication and Production Consultant
-Souraya Karam – Administrative Assistant
-Alia Karam – Administrative Assistant
BAFF opening ceremony will be held on November 4th, at 7pm at the Metropolis Empire Sofil – Ashrafieh under the patronage of His Excellency Mr. Raymond Araigy, Minister of Culture.
BAFF organizers are honored to open the festival with a screening of a documentary on the Lebanese diva Fairouz (60’) by Frédéric Mitterrand.