Campaign successfully funded on: 30 Jun,2017
Three things about us
1. Baalbeck’s International Short Films Festival (BISFF) is the first film festival being organized in Baalbeck, aiming to bring to the city short films and filmmakers from across the globe.
2. The first edition of BISFF is border-less and open to creativity. The result is an incredible program of 40 film screenings, tenth of director talks, workshops and exhibitions, as well as free and open access to a public of 1,200 (++) viewers.
3. While the overall aim of the Festival is to advocate for the restoration of Baalbeck’s cinema theaters, our ambition as an active team of professionals volunteering for this project, is to give in this first edition new horizons to Baalbeck’s youth and citizens through open-air cinema, a concept not previously explored in the city.
Why do we need your support?
Like several other cities in the Bekaa valley and across Lebanon, the city of Baalbeck has been facing the repercussions of difficult humanitarian, political, security and economic conditions in the Middle East region.
However, this did not stop the city and its citizen from hosting an annual music festival, organizing book and food fairs, and innovating different cultural activities!
But cinema remained a dream out-of-reach for the resilient and life-loving Baalbeck…
This is why we, a team of young people from Baalbeck and across Lebanon, decided to respond to the real requests of young Baalbacki voices, and we buckled up for the adventure of bringing back films and cinema to Baalbeck.
Yet, as we are independent and volunteers, our efforts alone cannot cover the budget necessary for making the Festival come to life!
This is why we need you!
Today, we’re counting on you! YOU, the individuals and institutions that believe and support independent movements; YOU, the activists and artists that still believe in making in change despite all the hardships; YOU, the film lovers and filmmakers; YOU, the dreamers who, like us, never give up on their dreams!
With your support, we will make the 1st edition of Baalbeck’s International Short Films Festival a reality. We will defy the hard economic situation and make our Festival happen!
With your support, we will convey a very positive image of Baalbeck and Lebanon and open for its youth new horizons through cinema!
With your support, we will promote the work of young Lebanese filmmakers, and advocate for the support of independent filmmakers!
Last but not least, with your support, we will give Baalbeck hope again to restore its cinema after 80 years of absence!
Believe in us, and support us!
How can you support us?
By contributing you will be helping us raise a budget of $20,000 to make our Festival happen!
Your contribution, no matter how much it is, does actually make a change!
You will help us fund:
With the funds raised, this is what we will be able to achieve:
In return, to thank you, the Festival has developed a system of rewards, we invite you to have a look at the right of this page!
Other ways you can help
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Even if you can’t give at this time, if this campaign resonates with you, we urge you to share it among your close circles, on your social media pages, through your email lists!
Spread the word! Our hashtag is بدنا_سينما_ببعلبك#
You can also volunteer with us, in Beirut or Baalbeck! If interested visit our website: http://baalbeckfilmfestival.com/
Thank you to our main partner for this first edition:
Thank you to our sponsors for this first edition:
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