In White

Lebanon | 15 mins | 2017 

writer/director Dania Bdeir
cinematographer Christopher Aoun
producers Dania Bdeir and Ginger Beirut Productions

Synopsis

Her father’s funeral brings Lara back to Beirut from her modern life in NYC, forcing her to face the traditions she escaped and the untraditional fiancee she’s been hiding.

Awards and Festivals

*International competition 2017 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival  (France)
*International Competition 2017 BFI London Film Festival (UK)
*Opening film at 2017 Tripoli International Film Festival (LEBANON)
*Official Selection of Gibara International Film Festival (CUBA)  
*Winner best International Short Film at Milan International Film Festival (ITALY)  
*Winner Best of Fest New Renaissance Film Festival (UK)
*Official Selection 2017 Auckland International Film Festival (NEW ZELAND)
*Official Selection 2017 Brasov International Film Festival (ROMANIA)
*Official Selection 2017 Cyprus International Film Festival (CYPRUS)
*Official Selection 2017 Lebanese Film Festival (AUSTRALIA)
*Official Selection 2017 New Renaissance Film Festival (UK)
*Official Selection 2017 Films Femmes Mediteranee (France)
*Official Selection 2017 Nitehawk Short Film Festival (NYC)
*Winner James Janowski award
*Winner Riese Award

 

Kaleidosocope

Lebanon | 12 min | 2014 

writer/director Dania Bdeir
cinematographer Karim Ghorayeb
producers Kasem Hatoum, Roger Gregory, Farah Naboulsi

Synopsis

Amer is a 7-year old dreamy boy captivated by the colors of his imagination. He lives in a rough Beirut where he sees his father struggling to make ends meet. The situation erupts when Amer’s father hears the news about, yet another, let down by the government, and storms out into the night. Amer sneaks out and follows his father to what he thinks is going to be a magical father-son adventure, only to find himself overcome by the streets of reality

Awards and Festivals

Winner "Award of Excellence" at the *2014 Canada International Film Festival*
Winner Golden Palm at the *2014 Mexico International Film Festival*
Nominated Best Film *AIM Mumbai International Short Film Carnival 2014*
*RIFF (Rome International Film Festival)*
*Off-Courts Trouville, France*
*Mediterranean Short Film Festival of Tangier 2014, Morocco*
*Lahore International Children's Film Festival 2014, Pakistan*
*Eidolon Philosophical Film Festival, France 2015*
*NewFilmmakers New York 2015*

Charbel Makhlouf given an award in Acting at the *First Run Film Festival* (NYC)

 


DAD

NYC | 11 min | 2014
Short scene in collaboration with the TISCH Grad Acting Dept

writer/director Dania Bdeir
cinematographer Felipe Vara de Rey

 

Synopsis

Rob and Nick are packing up their late estranged father's apartment. They find his old journals. One of them wants to read them, and the other believes it's an invasion of his privacy.


Shisha

NYC | 4 min | 2013

writer/director Dania Bdeir
cinematographer Millicent Cho

Synopsis

Adnan is an Arab immigrant living in New York. He has a humiliating job that he hates. All he wants to do after a long annoying day is to go home and indulge in his one pleasure: smoke a Shisha. However, things are not that easy.

Awards and Festivals

Selected at *2013 Ayam Beirut el Cinema'iya Film Festival*