HONORING Takla Chamoun

Beirut International Women Film Festival (BWFF) in its 3rd edition honors Lebanese Actress Takla Chamoun.

BWFF Program 2020





Zyara the doc series was born 5 years ago and since then it has evolved in its form and content to become a

powerful social healing tool promoting beauty, oneness and resilience. We strive to abolish victimization and to

remind humans of their strength and the beauty of their dreams. We look forward to our motivational journey with the

youth to insure a better future for humanity.  We commit to the social emotional healing that comes from sharing our

stories and embracing the lessons learned from pain and struggle. Zyara the doc series was born to promote

oneness and compassion among the human family.



Girls For Change

In its 2 nd edition GIRLS FOR CHANGE program continues to be an initiative created and

developed by Beirut Film Society to train Lebanese and Syrian girls between 13 and 18 years old

living in the most vulnerable areas in Lebanon on how to use Audio Visual and Film to seek

change and to express themselves.

The training program, supported by UNICEF, funded by Government of the United States,

covered in its 2 nd edition 5 Lebanese regions: Hrar /Akkar, Tripoli /Zgharta, Bourj Hammoud,

Baalbeck, Kesrouan, with more than 120 participants resulting 10 short films written and

directed by the girls under the supervision of BFS team of trainers.

Beirut International Women Film Festival & Beirut International Children and Family Film

Festival will be screening those films as a special program on Thursday, March 12 at Grand

Cinemas- ABC Dbayeh, at 1:00 P.M

Special Screenings


In Collaboration with Emile Chahine Foundation

The dinner plan of a group of friends fails repeatedly as they are either

interrupted by unusual events or by symbolic dreams.


In Collaboration with Lebanese Film Academy

The year is 620 A.D., North Lebanon. Living with God is men's privilege and the most

unreachable women's right. Stubborn as she is, the 20 year-old revolutionary girl breaks the

rules and endures all the consequences.