Hivos was founded in 1968, inspired by humanist values. Our founders held the conviction that development work should not be linked to missionary work, and true cooperation presumes respect for differing beliefs. These convictions are still reflected in our work. We believe that human life in its many forms is valuable, and that people are filled with potential. Living a life in freedom and dignity, with respect for each other and the planet, leads to greater individual wellbeing and fair, vibrant societies.
Beirut Film Society is a NGO that works along Lebanese filmmakers to support them on different logistic levels, our main working areas are cultural films activities, organizing training on film and media, spreading film culture in rural societies outside the capital Beirut, reaching youth in the rural areas and raise awareness about the power of film in shaping society, and promoting for the Lebanese culture through cinema in the Lebanese diaspora countries. BFS organizes Beirut International Women Film Festival and contributes in the organization of the Lebanese Film Festival in Canada and of NDU International Film Festival, among other film events and productions.
Founder, Director: Sam Lahoud
Monday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Beirut Local Time