Wednesday, 16.02.2022

A Moment of Bliss

FES Lebanon produces an internationally acclaimed feature film

 

For many people, hearing the word Lebanon automatically translates to chaos, but the “Lebanon chaos” is different. It is an internal conflict of ideas and emotions which still includes unique moments of  contentment we experience on simple occasions that don’t need much preparation, like a coffee with friends, a hike in nature, or a sunset at the beach. I like to describe these small moments that still surprise us as Moments of Bliss.

They somehow keep defying the external factors and events that have unceasingly altered our lives, such as the recent economic collapse and the explosion at the heart of the capital.    

Few seconds summarize the love-hate relationship between a country and its people. A country with sectarian divisions, socioeconomic insecurity, rights violations, and disregard for its residents… Caught in between what is and what could be, life has become an emotional rollercoaster.

This is not a journey to uncover the culprits of Lebanon’s crisis but rather to meet people experiencing this rollercoaster ride, with the hope that through them, we would be able to define this moment of bliss and recognize whether it is just an illusion and a coping mechanism, or a palpable reality that gives this country a unique charm which must be shown and shared with the people who haven’t yet experienced Lebanon.

 

A Moment of Bliss depicts the social struggles of four dynamic protagonists in Lebanon fighting their individual battles trying to make a difference. 

 

The premiere of the film took place on a midsummer night at the Hippodrome De Beirut. The event was attended by 7000 viewers.

 

 

A Moment of Bliss at International film festivals:

 

Lacorne Paris International Film Festival- Award Winner

- Award Winner- Best Feature Documentary Film

- Screened & Event on September 28th, 2021, in Paris, France

Falcon International Film Festival- Honorable Mention

- Honorable Mention- Best Feature Documentary Film

- Screened & Event on September 30th, 2021, in London, United Kingdom

Cannes World Film Festival- Award Winner

- Award Winner- Best Feature Human Rights Documentary Feature Film

- Screened & Event on October 5th, 2021, in Cannes, France

London New Wave Film Festival- Award Winner

- Award Winner- Best Feature Documentary Film

- Screened & Event on October 5th, 2021, in London, United Kingdom

Berlin International Art Film Festival- Award Winner

- Award Winner- Best Feature Documentary Film

- Screened & Event on October 6th, 2021, in Berlin, Germany

South Film and Arts Academy Festival- Award Winner

- Award Winner- Best Feature Documentary Film

- Award Winner- Best Screenplay In a Feature Film

- Award Winner- Best Film Poster Design

- Honorable Mention- Best Director in a Feature Film

- Honorable Mention- Best Original Score in a Feature Film

- Screened & Event on October 16th, 2021, in Rancagua, Chile

Broadstairs FFI International Film Festival- Award Winner & Official Final Nomination

- Official Final Nomination- Best Feature Documentary Film

- Award Winner- Best Original Score in a Feature Film

- Screened & Event on November 9th, 2021, in Broadstairs, United Kingdom

Toronto Independent Film Festival- Award Winner

- Award Winner- Best Long feature Human Right's Film

- Screened & Event on December 17th, 2022, in Toronto, Canada

Milan Gold Movie Awards- Award Winner

- Award Winner- Best Feature Documentary Film

- Screened & Event on January 1st, 2022, in Milan, Italy

Rome International Movie Awards- Award Winner

- Award Winner- Best Feature Documentary Film

- Screened & Event on January 5th, 2022, in Rome, Italy

London Movie Awards- Award Winner

- Award Winner- Best Feature Documentary Film

- Screened & Event on January 23rd, 2022, in London, United Kingdom

Andromeda Film Festival- Award Winner

- Award Winner- Best Feature Documentary Film

- Screened & Event on January 31st, 2022, in İstanbul, Turkey

Florence Film Awards- Honorable Mention

- Honorable Mention- Best Feature Documentary Film

- Screened & Event on January 8th, 2022, in Florence, Italy

Paris Film Awards- Honorable Mention

- Honorable Mention- Best Feature Documentary Film

- Screened & Event on January 28th, 2022, in Paris, France

LA Sun Film Fastival- Honorable Mention

- Honorable Mention- Best Feature Documentary Film

- Screened & Event on February 10th, 2022, in Los Angles, U.S.A.

Tokyo Film Awards- Honorable Mention

- Honorable Mention- Best Feature Documentary Film

- Screened & Event on February 18th, 2022, in Toyko, Japan

MIFA International Film Awards- Official Final Nomination

- Official Final Nomination- Best Feature Documentary Film

- Screened & Event on November 5th, 2021, in Madeira, Portugal

Luleå International Film Festival- Official Final Nomination

- Official Final Nomination- Best Feature Documentary Film

- Screened & Event on October 10th, 2021, in Luleå, Sweden

Bright International Film Festival - Official Final Nomination

- Official Final Nomination- Best Feature Documentary Film

- Screened & Event on October 12th, 2021, in London, United Kingdom

Montreal Independent Film Festival- Official Final Nomination

- Official Final Nomination- Best Human Rights Documentary Feature Film

- Screened & Event on November 1st, 2021, in Montreal, Canada

Motion Pictures International Film Festival- Official Final Nomination

- Official Final Nomination- Best Feature Documentary Film

- Screened & Event on November 18th, 2021, in Nairobi, Kenya

New York International Film Awards- Official Final Nomination

- Official Final Nomination- Best Feature Documentary Film

- Screened & Event on January 6th, 2022, in New York, U.S.A.

Oniros Film Awards New York- Official Final Nomination

- Official Final Nomination- Best Feature Documentary Film

- Screened & Event on January 6th, 2022, in New York, U.S.A.

Washington Film Awards- Official Final Nomination

- Official Final Nomination- Best Feature Documentary Film

- Screened & Event on January 25th, 2022, in Seattle, U.S.A.

Masters of Cinema- Official Selection

- Official Selection- Best Feature Documentary Film

- Screened & Event on November 3rd, 2021, in Moscow, Russia

Switzerland International Film Festival- Official Selection

- Official Selection- Best Feature Documentary Film

- Screened & Event on November 24th, 2021, in Geneva, Switzerland

New York Movie Awards- Official Selection

- Official Selection- Best Feature Documentary Film

- Screened & Event on January 30th, 2022, in New York, U.S.A.

Hamburg Film Awards- Official Selection

- Official Selection- Best Feature Documentary Film

- Screened & Event on May 27th, 2022, in Hamburg, Germany

 

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Lebanon Office

157 Marfa’a – 1st Fl.
Rue 73 (Saad Zaghloul)
Majidiye / Beirut 2012 7306

(+961) 1 998 559/60
(+961) 1 998 557

info.lebanon@fes.de
website: lebanon.fes.de
 

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