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26th European Film Festival


Du 01/11/2021 à 00:00 jusqu'au 07/11/2021 à 00:00

The European Film Festival in Lebanon returns for its 26th edition!

The 2021 edition of the European Film Festival is taking place exceptionally online. Organized by the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon, in partnership with Metropolis Cinema and in cooperation with the European Union Member States, the Festival features a thrilling selection of films from Europe, as well as short films by emerging Lebanese filmmakers.

Before you watch the films, please register, then rent the films and find them in your library.
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Feature Films

  • Another Round (Thomas Vinterberg, 2020, Denmark/Sweden/Netherlands)
  • Champions (Javier Fesser, 2018, Spain)
  • Les 2 Alfred [French Tech] (Bruno Podalydès, 2020, France) 
  • Martin Eden (Pietro Marcello, 2019, Italy/Germany/France)
  • My Little Sister (Stéphanie Chuat & Véronique Reymond, 2020, Switzerland)
  • Nos batailles [Our Struggles] (Guillaume Senez, 2018, Belgium/France)
  • Ruben Brandt, Collector (Milorad Krstić, 2019, Hungary)
  • Smuggling Hendrix (Marios Piperides, 2018, Cyprus)
  • Sorry We Missed You (Ken Loach, 2019, United Kingdom/France/Belgium)
  • Sweat (Magnus von Horn, 2020, Poland/Sweden)
  • The Audition (Ina Weisse, 2019, Germany/France)
  • The Whistlers (Corneliu Porumboiu, 2019, Romania/France/Germany)


Short Film Commission

10 Lebanese Commissioned Short Films on the Theme of Windows

  • A Cat and a Window (Rawane Khalil, 2021, Lebanon)
  • Clocks for Dinner (Yara Asmar, 2021, Lebanon)
  • Echoes (Julien Kobersy, 2021, Lebanon)
  • Neverland (Adam M. Jammal, 2021, Lebanon)
  • October (Farah Shaer, 2021, Lebanon)
  • Soupir (Yara El Dahr, 2021, Lebanon)
  • Spine (Sabina Botros, 2021, Lebanon)
  • Things Better Left Unsaid (Leila Basma, 2021, Lebanon)
  • Three Points of Suspension (Rahaf Jammal, 2021, Lebanon)
  • Just another summer day (Eli Salameh, 2021, Lebanon)


European Film Academy Shorts 

is the European Film Academy’s short film tour, which brings the latest EUROPEAN SHORT FILM candidates, nominees and winner to audiences across Europe – and beyond.

  • 12 K. Marx Street (Irine Jordania, 2019, Georgia)
  • À la mer poussière [To the Dusty Sea] (Héloïse Ferlay, 2020, France)
  • All Cats Are Grey in the Dark (Lasse Linder, 2019, Switzerland)
  • Community Gardens (Vytautas Katkus, 2019, Lithuania)
  • Favourites (Martin Monk, 2019, Austria/Germany)
  • Lake of Happiness (Aliaksei Paluyan, 2019, Belarus/Germany/Spain)
  • Nha Mila (Denise Fernandes, 2020, Portugal/Switzerland)
  • Nina (Hristo Simeonov, 2019, Bulgaria)
  • People on Saturday (Jonas Ulrich, 2020, Switzerland)
  • Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days (Regina Pessoa, 2019, Portugal/Canada/France)


Short Film Competition

  • Chronique de la Vacuité [Void Chronicle] (Nour Yazbeck, 2019, Lebanon)
  • Chrysanthemum (Elige Nehmeh, 2019, Lebanon)
  • Circular (Ali J. Dalloul, 2020, Lebanon/United Kingdom)
  • Corrosion (Omar Itani, 2019, Lebanon)
  • Ocean Drift (Line Itani & Kathrin Unger, 2020, Lebanon/Germany)
  • Disconnected (Layal Jomaa, 2020, Lebanon)
  • Esquisse (Manal Zakharia, 2020, Lebanon)
  • Exit Beirut (Eli Salameh, 2019, Lebanon)
  • Ongoing Search (Ali Zreik, 2019, Lebanon)
  • Social Notworking (Farah Chaya, 2020, Lebanon/Germany)
  • Walk with Us (Tamara Geadah, 2019, Lebanon)
  • Where To? (Robine Nachar, 2019, Lebanon/France)


Hommage to Anna Karina and Jean-Paul Belmondo

  • Une femme est une femme (A Woman is a Woman) (Jean-Luc Godard, 1961, France/Italy)



Watch the films for free on* from Monday 1 November at 7:30 PM until Sunday 7 November 12 AM, except:

*Ruben Brandt, Collector – available only on Wednesday 3 November 2021

*Une femme est une femme [A Woman is a Woman] – available only from Thursday 4 November to Sunday 7 November 2021 


*Limited tickets, viewing exclusively in Lebanon





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