Lebanese Film Festival
April 2017
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It's been an exciting 2017 for the Lebanese Film Festival as we gear up for our sixth edition with new team members joining our committee, a confirmed screening at Artemis Wines in the Southern Highlands and the Bryan Brown Theatre will host us for our opening night on Friday,25 August - save the date!

As we reflect on the past few years, we're proud to say we've entertained over 8,000 people, screened over 125 films and held events in four Australian cities - Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra and Darwin!

Keep up to date with what we're doing via our website at

The St.George Bank Lebanese Film Festival in 2017 will open on 25 August 2017 at the Bryan Brown Theatre in Bankstown. The Festival will run in Sydney until 9 September.

We've confirmed screenings in Adelaide (October 2017) and on a winery in the Southern Highlands (December 2017).

Tickets will be on sale later this year for all events. Keep an eye on our website. Click here.

On Thursday, 30 March, the Lebanese Film Festival team together with our Patron, Bryan Brown, hosted our sponsors and partners for dinner at Gebran Lebanese Cuisine. We're excited that the City of Canterbury-Bankstown and St.George Bank and our existing sponsors have committed to continue their support for the LFF 2017.

If you're interested in sponsoring the Lebanese Film Festival in 2017, contact Julia Lattouf, Public Affairs and Marketing via email by clicking here.

The Lebanese Film Festival is now accepting submissions for LFF 2017. We have received over 30 feature, short and documentary films already. 

We accept films that are:

(1) Made by a Lebanese film maker (Lebanon and abroad);

(2) Set or filmed in Lebanon; or

(3) Explores a Lebanese theme or issue.

To submit your film, click here to go to our online form.

You'll find jaw-dropping music docos by names like Nick Broomfield (Kurt & Courtney, Biggie and Tupac), hot new Australian talents, festival hits and top prize winners at Cannes and Berlin from acclaimed names like Cristian Mungiu, Lav Diaz and Agnieszka Holland.

Other highlands include true stories about a metal band touring North Korea to play covers of The Sound of Music (Liberation Day), the very funny new Australian indie comedy That's Not Me and the delightful family animation My Life as a Zucchini, , voiced by Ellen Page (Juno) and Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation).

They are also proud to announce the first film to be on sale in 2017, the retrospective title An America Werewolf in London at the Skyline Drive in Blacktown. Watch the gore fest classic under the full moon - reserve your car space and buy tickers here.

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 10 May, but Flexipasses are now on sale, and give you the biggest savings on tickets. Flexipasses can be booked in packs of 10, 20 or 30 tickets, and can be shared with friends and family. Book your flexipass by clicking here.

The Lebanese Film Festival is excited about our team expansion. We welcome the following members to our committee:

George Mobayed, Community Engagement. George rejoins our team after being part of the LFF 2015 team. George will drive our community engagement initiatives. George is an transport planner with a strong interest in engaging the broader community to break down cultural barriers.

Angela Lattouf, Volunteer Management. Angela rejoins our team after being part of our inaugural LFF 2012 team. Angela will manage our volunteers during the Festival. Angela works in human resources for a major bank, and is heavily involved in local charitable works.

Matt Kelly, Design and Sustainability. Matt joins our team to drive and manage our designing theming and sustainability initiatives. Matt is an urban planner with a strong interest in good design and advocating for sustainable development and living.

We welcome George, Angela and Matt to the team.
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