BEIRUT ART FILM FESTIVAL opened its doors for the first time in Lebanon, at METROPOLIS EMPIRE SOFIL under the patronage and presence of the Minister of Culture, his Excellency Mr. Raymond Araygi. Many prominent figures were also present at the event, Mr. Manuel Duran, Deputy Head of Mission in the Spanish Embassy, Mrs. Rose Lindgren, Cultural Affairs Assistant in the United States Embassy, Mr. Khaled Zeidan, Executive General Manager of MedSecurities Investments in BankMed Group, the major partner of Beirut Art Film Festival, Mrs. Alice Karam Mogabgab, Festival Manager, Mrs Maria Chakhtoura, Communication and Artistic Consultant, Mrs. Michele Helou Nahas, Artistic Manager, Mrs. Nadine Mokdessi, PR and NGO Adviser, and Mr. Pierre Sarraf, Communication and Production Consultant.
It is with the movie “Fairouz” of director Frederic Mitterand that the festival started with an opening ceremony organized by LUXURY LIMITED EDITION by Cynthia Sarkis Perros, under the eyes of the elite of the Lebanese society together with the press.
Beirut Art Film Festival – BAFF, a premiere in Lebanon, screened a fine selection of 25 recent documentaries on art at Metropolis Empire Sofil – Ashrafieh and in major Beirut universities, from 5 to 8 November, 2015.
The most exclusive documentaries assembled shall be screened for the first time in Beirut! They will feature Architecture, Art collections, Cinema, Contemporary Art, Dance, Design, Divas, Fashion, Masterpieces, Museums, Music, and Photography. For Five days, Beirut glittered rays of sophistication, glamour, and refinement.
BAFF is an invitation to a wonderful journey into the mystery of creativity, through its documentaries. BAFF is an open space dedicated to beauty and culture rendered possible thanks to the generosity of donors, partners, sponsors, and the dedication of its organizers and workers.