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January 2015
Screen Institute Beirut had a busy and intense end of year term
SIB hosted a workshop for Syrian directors on the theme "Filming during wartime", tutored by filmmakers Hala Abdallah and Bassam Chekhes. In October SIB partnered with Bidayyat in a workshop for Syrian, Lebanese and Palestinian directors, tutored by Arne Bro from the Danish National Film School and Danish director Charlotte Mik-Meyer. In October SIB also opened a new call for projects and again in November a bigger number of projects were awarded grants, 11, the highest number so far. Immediately after the November selection round, SIB hosted a second workshop for Arab directors who have documentary film projects in development. Filmmaker Ghassan Salhab tutored the workshop in Beirut with participants from Lebanon, Syria and Egypt. In December two of SIB grantees had their projects premiering in Dubai International Film Festival in December and many other films were screened in international festivals
"Roshmia" by Salim Abou Jabal
Dubai International Film Festival - Jury prize
UAE - December 2014
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"Diaries of a flying dog" by Bassem Fayad

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Dubai International Film Festival
UAE - December 2014
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"Saken" by Sandra Madi
IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival
Amsterdam - November 2014
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Bristol Palestine Film Festival
UK - December 2014
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"The immortal sergeant" by Ziad Kalthoum
Torino Film Festival
Italy - November 2014
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Syria's Mobile Phone Films Festival
Kafarnebel, Syria - October 2014

Mostra de Cinema ÀrabiMediterrani de Catalunya
Barcelona - November 2014
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Cinema Aventure
Brussels, Belgium - December 2014
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"Xenos" by Mahdi Fleifel
Le printemps des cinemas Arabes - Documentairesur grand Ecran
Paris - November 2014
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Arab Camera Festival Rotterdam
Netherlands - December 2014
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"Guardians of time lost" by Diala Kashmar
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Arab Film Festival
San Francisco, USA

Taiwan International Documentary festival TIDF
Taiwan
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Le printemps des cinemas Arabes - Documentairesur grand Ecran
Paris -November 2014
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Carthage International Film Festival
Tunisia - November 2014
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Cairo International Women's Film Festival
Egypt - December 2014
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"Champ of the camp" by Mahmoud Kaabour
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New Taipei City Film Festival
Taiwan - September 2014
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New Taipei City Film Festival
Taiwan - September 2014

Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival
Qatar - October 2014
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CBGB Music & Film Festival
USA - October 2014
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Golden Island International Film Festival
Cyprus - November 2014
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DocsDF International Documentary Festival of Mexico City
Mexico - November 2014
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Twin Cities Arab Film
Minnesota, USA - November 2014
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Arab Camera Festival Rotterdam
Netherlands - December 2014
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River to River Film Festival
Florence and Rome, Italy - December 2014
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International 1001 Documentary Film Festival
Turkey - December 2014
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Tromsø International Film Festival
Norway - January 2015
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"My love awaits me by the sea" by Mais Darwazah
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CNEX Documentary Film Festival
Taiwan - September 2014
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Malmo Film Festival
Sweden - September 2014

Mostra Mundo Árabe de Cinema 2014
Sao Paolo, Brazil - August - September 2014
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Toronto Palestine Film Festival
Italy - October 2014

Boston Palestine Film Festival
USA - October 2014

Madrid Palestine Film Festival
Spain - October 2014

CineMigrante
Argentina - October 2014

Muestra de cine Palestino
Madrid - November 2014
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London Palestine Film Festival

Twin Cities Arab Film
Minnesota, USA - November 2014
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Latin Arab Film Festival - Best Feature Film Award
Argentina - November 2014
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Asia Pacific Screen Awards
Australia - December 2014

Carthage International Film Festival
Tunisia - December 2014
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Cairo International Women's Film Festival
Egypt - December 2014
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"Birds of September" by Sarah Francis
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DMZ International Documentary Film Festival- White Gooze award for BEST FILM
South Korea - September 2014
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Arab Film Festival Tuebingen
Germany

LATINARAB International Film Festival
Buenos Aires, Argentina - October, November 2014
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International Documentary and Video Festival Kassel
Germany

Pravo Ljudski Film Festival-Special Mention
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Cairo International Women's Film Festival
Egypt -November 2014
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Special screening at Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam as a part of "This is the time. This is the record of time" exhibition curated by Rasha Salti.

"A world not ours" by Mahdi Fleifel
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CNEX Documentary Film Festival
Taiwan - September 2014
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Le printemps des cinemas Arabes - Documentairesur grand Ecran
Paris - November 2014
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"Infiltrators" by Khaled Jarrar
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Salaam Film & Dialog
Copenhagen, Denmark - September 2014
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Arab Latin film festival- Bones Aires- Argentina (Argentinean Premiere)
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AMAL Film Festival- Santiago de compostila- Spain
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Festival Des Libertes
Brussels, Belguim - October 2014
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Doclisboa
Lisbon, Portugal - October 2014
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Salaam Film Festival
Copenhagen - Denmark
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Carthage Film Festival
Tunisia - November 2014
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LATINARAB International Film Festival
Buenos Aires, Argentina - October, November 2014
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Broadcast on BBC Arabic
September 2014

"Embers" by Tamara Stepanyan
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Broadcast on Armenian National TV channel
November 2014

"Yamo" by Rami Nihawi
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French tour October 2014
Saturday 11 October at 18h LABASTIDE ROUAIROUX in the frame of the festival «La famille, un jeu d'enfant»
Sunday 12 october at 16h in RENNES with the association Comptoir du Doc
Monday 13 October in NANTES at 20h30 at Cinématographe in association with Cinéfemme
Tuesday 14 October à ETABLES SUR MER, at 20h30 cinema Le Korrigan
Thursday 16 October at MANS at 20h30 with Les Ecrans de Chroma
Sunday 19 October at DIE, cinéma Le Pestel
Monday 20 October at SAINT MARTIN EN HAUT, 20h30 cinema Paradiso
Wednesday 22 October in PARIS at 20h, cinema La Clef
Thursday 23 October in POITIERS, at 20h30 at the cinema Tap Catsille
Saturday 25 October in BOBIGNY, at 15h at the Médiathèque Elsa Triolet
Sunday 26 October in FORCALQUIER, at 19h30 at the bistrot Vin et Liesse