Short Film Competition

Nikola Benin, Ph.D

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Deadline Extended until September 30, 2017

The William Zard Abou Jaoude International Award is an annual award from the Lebanon Dialogue Initiative (LDI). It seeks to recognize promising young non-professional creators / directors committed to exploring conflicts, dialogue, peace-building, reconciliation, identity, territory, citizenship, and the like. Young directors (18-35 age group) are highly encouraged to participate in this competition and submit their short films. A distinguished panel will review submissions, and the winner will be invited to screen his short film during the 2017 LDI Forum Gala Dinner, which will take place on November 4, 2017 in Lebanon. Screenings will be attended by a diverse audience, comprising LDI members, local and international speakers, government officials, academics, journalists, diplomats, And civil society activists as well as the general public.The winning short film will be screened at prominent LDI events and gatherings around the world and will be used as part of the LDI communication tool. The LDI, a civil society organization officially registered in Lebanon and hosted at Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU), is dedicated to petitioning the UN to recognize Lebanon as a land of dialogue between civilizations and cultures and to establish on its territories a UN Universal center for dialogue …

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