MY Film Fest

MY Film Fest 2018

Metropolis Youth Film Fest | 19-22 April 2018

The Metropolis Association, in partnership with the Embassy of Denmark in Lebanon, has the pleasure to present the third edition of the Metropolis Youth Film Festival – MY Film Fest – that will be held between 19 and 22 April 2018 at the Metropolis Empire Sofil Cinema, in Ashrafieh. This festival is organized within the framework of the Danish-Lebanese film initiative “Mahattat – Cinema on the road”, which is running for the third year in a row.

Metropolis Youth Film Festival 2018 will open on Thursday 19 April with the feature animation film “Ivan Tsarévitch et la princesse changeante” in the presence of renowned director Michel Ocelot (“Azur et Asmar”, “Kirikou”). This screening is in collaboration with Institut français du Liban.

The festival’s film selection, which suits all age categories starting 2 years old until 18 years old and above, will include 4 programmes of short films suitable for youngsters (most of the films are with no dialogue or dubbed to French).

Running in parallel to the film screenings, two workshops will be organized at IESAV:
1) MY Acting Workshop (Open for ages 10-14, given by actor and stage director Yousef Al-Kabra)

2) MY Sound Design and Foley Art Workshop (Open for ages 15-18, given by music composer and sound designer Emile Aouad)


The calls to register for the workshops are open until April 16.
Limited number of participants in the workshops. Application form can be found here.



Thursday 19 April 2018
8pm: Ivan Tsarévitch et la princesse changeante (53 min, in French with English subtitles) in the presence of Michel Ocelot

Friday 20 April 2018
8pm: I Am Not a Witch (93 min, in English and Nyanja with English subtitles)

Saturday 21 April 2018
11am: La terre, la nature (The Earth, The Nature – Kinder Ciné 2) (37 min, in French)
12pm: Un conte peut en cacher un autre (Revolting Rhymes) (61 min, in French)
4pm: Keaton en quatre (Buster Keaton: 4 short films) (85 min – silent, French intertitles)
6pm: L’Empereur (March of the Penguins 2) (82 min – in French)
8pm – Et les Mistrals gagnants (Everyday Heroes) (79 min – in French with Arabic and English subtitles)

Sunday 22 April 2018
11am: Rita et Crocodile (40 min, in French)
12pm: Willy et les gardiens du Lac (Tales from the Lakeside) (64 min, in French)
4pm: Ivan Tsarévitch et la princesse changeante (53 min, in French with English subtitles)
6pm: The Breadwinner (93 min, in English with Arabic and French subtitles)

Ticket price: 8,000 LBP
Junior: 5,000 LBP

Tickets for the Metropolis Youth Film Festival – 3rd edition will be available for purchase at the cinema starting April 12.