Lebanon’s International Short Films Festival celebrated a successful 2017 edition, bringing four days of animated films and documentaries to Tyre and Nabatieh.
Filmmakers from India, Holland, Iran, Palestine and Lebanon showcased 52 short films. The festival, which took place from 16-20 December, gathered international professionals from the film community as well as several universities highlighting the diversity of art and cinematography.
Kassem Istanbouli, the director of the festival, wanted to host the event in public spaces in both cities with the support of the Ministry of Education, the Association of traders of Nabatiyeh and the municipalities.
“We have the opportunity this year to bring very good quality short films from all over the world and to share them with our communities thanks to the support of institutions of Lebanon, and this is very good news,” said Istanbouli.