Support Baalbeck's International Short Films Festival

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Your support to our project will help organizing the First Independent Film Festival in Baalbeck, Lebanon!
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Campaign successfully funded on: 30 Jun,2017

This project has been successfully funded with $19,528 (130%)

Feeling lost and don't know what all of this is about?

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:

  • The screening of films in an open-air cinema setting for the period of the festival: including an installation with HD equipment, HD projector, giant screen and high end audio equipment.
  • An open-and-free attendance and access to the festival for all public.
  • The organization of director talks, which are discussion roundtables with participating filmmakers from Lebanon and the world.
  • The organization of 4-to-5 workshops with Lebanese and international trainers.
  • The production of Audio-visual and print informative and promotional material related to the Festival.
  • Logistical expenses related to the transportation and accommodation of the jury, participating filmmakers and volunteers.
  • A closing award ceremony.

With the funds raised, this is what we will be able to achieve:

  • At 5000$: we will be able to rent the HD equipment, HD projector, giant screen and high end audio equipment for the open-air cinema setting for the period of the festival.
  • At 10000$: we will be able to the AudioVideo setting equipment + proceed with the production of Audio-visual and print informative and promotional material related to the Festival
  • At 15000$: we will be able to rent the AudioVideo setting equipment + proceed with the production of Audio-visual and print informative and promotional material related to the Festival + The organization of director talks & 4-to-5 workshops with Lebanese and international trainers
  • At 20000$: we will be able to rent the the AudioVideo setting equipment + proceed with the production of Audio-visual and print informative and promotional material related to the Festival + The organization of director talks & 4-to-5 workshops with Lebanese and international trainers + Logistical expenses related to the transportation and accommodation

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

Share, share and share!

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:






Anonymous
30 Jun,2017
$400

Dr Hamad Hasan
30 Jun,2017
$500

Baalbeck Municipality
23 Jun,2017
$1,770

Anonymous
23 Jun,2017
$1,000

Anonymous
23 Jun,2017
$500

Anonymous
13 Jun,2017
$1,000

Anonymous
13 Jun,2017
$2,245

Anonymous
13 Jun,2017
$200

Anonymous
04 Jun,2017
$1,000

Hiba Awar
22 May,2017
$10

Anonymous
18 May,2017
$50

Anonymous
17 May,2017
$1,000

Anonymous
14 May,2017
$100

AUCE
13 May,2017
$1,000

Rana Daoud
13 May,2017
$50

Anonymous
11 May,2017
$30

Anonymous
11 May,2017
$83

May Abdel Sater
11 May,2017
$2,296

Cynthia Choucair
08 May,2017
$50

Anonymous
06 May,2017
$150

Baalbeck Municipality
06 May,2017
$1,830

Anonymous
06 May,2017
$5

Anonymous
05 May,2017
$300

Leila
03 May,2017
$10

Liliane
03 May,2017
$10

Anonymous
02 May,2017
$50

Anonymous
01 May,2017
$10

Marseille Event
30 Apr,2017
$108

Anonymous
30 Apr,2017
$66

Hadi Rifai
29 Apr,2017
$100

Chadi Aoun
29 Apr,2017
$100

Cynthia Choucair
29 Apr,2017
$50

Anonymous
27 Apr,2017
$10

Anonymous
27 Apr,2017
$50

Anonymous
25 Apr,2017
$50

elyssa skaff
25 Apr,2017
$10

Ahmed Al-ahwal
25 Apr,2017
$10

Wissam Tanios
25 Apr,2017
$10

Samia Badih
24 Apr,2017
$50

Khawla Toufaili
24 Apr,2017
$100

samia saouma
24 Apr,2017
$100

Anonymous
24 Apr,2017
$20

Anonymous
23 Apr,2017
$100

Baalbeck Municipality
22 Apr,2017
$1,300

Anonymous
21 Apr,2017
$100

Abbas Al Masri
21 Apr,2017
$100

Ibrahim abdul-sater
21 Apr,2017
$500

M.SH.I
20 Apr,2017
$20

Anonymous
20 Apr,2017
$50

Nadine Arafat
20 Apr,2017
$10

ghina hachicho
19 Apr,2017
$10

FERRATON
19 Apr,2017
$500

Anonymous
19 Apr,2017
$10

Afifeh Halabi
19 Apr,2017
$25

Anonymous
19 Apr,2017
$30

ibrahim abdel sater
19 Apr,2017
$10

May Abdel Sater
19 Apr,2017
$30

Anonymous
19 Apr,2017
$200

Mhamad Al Haj
19 Apr,2017
$50

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Baalbeck’s International Short Film Festival (BISFF) is the first film festival organized in the city of Baalbeck, Lebanon.

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  Rewards

$10 or more
→    THANKS A MILLION!

82 Available

A special thank you on Facebook, Instagram and on our website!
$50 or more
→    FEATURING YOU IN OUR NEWSLETTER!

39 Available

A special thank you in our newsletter, festival handouts/programme + A special thank you on Facebook, Instagram and on our website!
$100 or more
→    INVITING YOU TO BAALBECK!

26 Available

Special invitation (including bus travel Beirut-Baalbeck-Beirut) to spend a day in Baalbeck + attendance of one evening of the festival + a special thank you in our newsletter, festival handouts/programme, on Facebook, Instagram and on our website!
$500 or more
→    RED CARPET OPENING & VIP ACCESS!

7 Available

Invitation to the Red Carpet Opening + Mentioning you on stage + VIP access to the 4 days Festival + Accommodation for 1 person in Baalbeck for 5 nights + a special thank you in our newsletter, festival handouts/programme, on Facebook, Instagram and on our website!
$1000 or more
→    OFFICIAL SPONSOR PRIVILEGES!
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Featuring you in the sponsors video playing before every screening evening + Special dinner with the jury + VIP seating in the festival + Invitation to the Red Carpet Opening + Mentioning you on stage + VIP access to the 4 days Festival + Accommodation for 2 persons in Baalbeck for 5 nights + a special thank you in our newsletter, festival handouts/programme, Facebook, Instagram and on our website!
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