Nova Frames In Motion Opening Night

Name: Nova Frames In Motion Opening Night

Details: Nova Frames in Motion is where directors, producers, film students, and other creative individuals involved in the film-making business can network and interact with each other. The aim is to encourage and nurture talent by offering young filmmakers a platform to share their work with others, to exchange ideas, and to build connections with the larger filmmaking community in Lebanon.

Place: Nova Club, Sin El Fil

Tel: 03-677 288

Date: 3 April 2011

Time: 7:00 P.M

Programme for Sunday, April 3, 2011


Lebanese Short Films

A Sheherazade Tale – Directed by Rami Kodeih (2006)

Ziad is a young student. He tells the story of his death in a common Lebanese neighbourhood in the southern suburbs of Beirut (HAY EL SELLOM, DAHIEH), where sometimes reality becomes a modern tale.

Rami Kodeih was born in Saida, Lebanon in 1983. He is

addicted to music and a great composer. He studied Cinema and

Audiovisual Arts in Alba (Académie Libanaise des Beaux Arts). His film is considered to be one of the most critically acclaimed student short movies in Lebanon, it won several awards locally and internationally. Rami has made 2 short movies so far and a numourous other ads, documentaries and corporate films.

Docile (2009) – Directed by Farah Alameh

Docile unveils an obsessive irrational love story: Salim falls passionately in love with Sahar, a mysterious young woman who charms him by her youthful, eye-catching and gracefully sadistic allure. In the heart of yearning fantasies and distorted truths, surrender and manipulation, Sahar ends up metamorphosing Salim into a dog.

Farah Alameh has studied at IESAV film school. She has a diploma in audiovisual studies and film diecting (2009). She took part in workshops for film directing and production in Cairo under the supervision of Mona El Sabban. Her graduation film “Docile” was ranked BEST PICTURE of 2009 in Saint Joseph University, in addition to a number of local and international nominatios and awards.

Sexuality, religion, human deviance and social taboos occupy an important place in her film attention and work.

Farah is currently a TV producer and director, she also teaches cinema for high school classes at Notre Dame de Jamhour.

Talk to the Brain (2010) – Directed by Naji Bechara

In a normal private Catholic school, a fascist RECTOR does his best to raise a worthy generation. Talk to the Brain is a satire on the current educational system.

Naji Bechara was born in Wuppertal, Germany on the 28th of June 1987. He graduated from Notre Dame University – Louaize in 2010 with a BA in Communication Arts: Radio/Television/Film with emphasis on Scriptwriting and Directing. He also took summer courses at the University of Southern California: School of Cinematic Arts in the Summer of 2008. He

has written, edited, directed and produced two short films Faces of Good and Evil (2009) and Talk to the Brain (2010). Talk to the Brain has partcipated and won in several national and international film festivals including Grand Prize at the Zayed University Film Festival and both Third and Public Prize at the Cinemaiyat (Ehdiniyat) Film Festival. He also participated in the Monaco Charity Film Festival and will be traveling to Poland for the Krakow Film Festival. He currently resides in Dahr El Souan and works as a freelancer in the field.

Foreign Short Film

Wasp (2003) – Directed by Andrea Arnold, United Kingdom

Twenty-three year old Zoe ought to be wild and free but she’s already got 4 kids. Zoe is broke and her kids are hungry. She abandons them for an old flame while wasps are hunting for food around a rubbish bin.

Feature Film

Life is Beautiful (1997) – Directed by Roberto Benigni

A man has a wonderful romance with the help of his humour, but must use that same quality to protect his son in a Nazi death camp.

Film screenings are held every Sunday from 7:00pm-11:30pm at NOVA – Sin el Fil, right across from Habtoor Grand Hotel.

Admission is $10/person, which includes a free drink.

For questions or reservations, please contact us at: Mobile: 03-677-288