Elias Khlat – Eklat A producer and filmmaker in his own right, born in Tripoli Lebanon, in 1965, Elias Khlat introduced himself to the advertising and media field after studying Advertising Design. With Eklat, his signature name, he took on creative design, animation and post-production projects before settling into a fully-grown production house that specializes in corporate and documentary movies. Committed to repositioning Tripoli on Lebanon’s cultural scene, Elias is involved in various civil initiatives organizing social and cultural events, empowering the youth, and fighting for the preservation of the city’s cultural heritage. In 2013, he founded Tripoli Film Festival bringing international movies and guests to a city recovering from the wounds of war. In 2017, he co-founded The Jounieh International Film Festival. During the past 5 years, Khlat participated in 20 international film festival abroad and organized 10 festivals and events related to cinema in Lebanon and 1 abroad. For Khlat Tripoli is not simply an address… it is Home.