Transit Game

Bavarian Premiere

Screenings: Sunday, June 21, 2015, 19:00 and Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 19:00 (SALTY)


Countries of Origin: Canada, USA, Lebanon
Year of Completion / First Public Screening: 2014
Running Time: 18’00“
Category: Fiction

Synopsis:In the northern mountains of Lebanon, a Syrian man encounters two Palestinian children on the side of the road. Their moving stories of exile provide a glimpse into the uncertainties he must face as a refugee.

Director: Anna Fahr
Screenplay: Anna Fahr
Cinematograper: Bassem Fayad
Editor: Anna Fahr
Producer: Anna Fahr, Habib Battah, Niam Itani, Idil Ibrahim

Festivals & Awards:
Middle East Now Festival 2015 (WINNER: Critic’s Jury Prize) – Italy
Yorkton Film Festival 2015 (NOMINATED: Best Drama) – Canada
CourToujours Short Film Festival Geneva 2015 – Switzerland
SPE Women’s Film Festival 2015 – USA
Aan Arbor Palestine Film Festival 2015 – USA
Festival International du Film Oriental de Genève 2015 – Switzerland
Houston Palestine Film Festival 2015 – USA
Sofia Menar Film Festival 2015 – Bulgaria
Cinetopia International Film Festival 2015 – USA
Interfilm Berlin 2014 (WINNER: 2nd Prize, Confrontations Competition) – Germany
Arab Film Festival 2014 (WINNER: Best Short Film) – USA
St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival 2014 – Canada
BBC Arabic Film Festival 2014 – UK
International Diaspora Film Festival 2014 – Canada
Boston Palestine Film Festival 2014 – USA
London Palestine Film Festival 2014 – UK
Mostra Cinema: Oriente Medio 2014 – Brazil


Tripoli, Quiet

German Premiere

Screenings: Friday, June 18, 21:00 and Tuesday, June 22, 19:00 (SOUR)


Country of Origin / Land: Lebanon
Year of Production / Jahr: 2009
Duration / Länge: 15’00“
Category / Kategorie: Fiction

Director / Regie: Daniel Garcia, Rania Attieh
Screenplay / Drehbuch: Daniel Garcia, Rania Attieh
Cinematographer / Kamera: Daniel Garcia
Editor / Schnitt: Daniel Garcia, Rania Attieh
Music / Musik: Marcel Khalife
Producer / Produktion: Rania Attieh, Michel Georges
Cast / Darsteller: Daniel Arzrouni, Walid Al-Ayoubi, Nadime Attieh, Talaat Attieh

Synopsis: Only a few hours into his shift, a cab driver in Tripoli, Lebanon finds a lone boy sitting in the backseat of his car. The boy’s peculiar silence forces the cabbie to deal with his most unique passenger yet.
Inhalt: Seit ein paar Stunden auf Schicht, findet ein Taxifahrer in Tripoli (Libanon) auf dem Rücksitz seines Autos einen verlassenen Jungen. Das hartnäckige Schweigen des Kleinen zwingt ihn, sich um seinen einzigen Passagier zu kümmern.

Festivals & Awards: Cityvisions USA 2009 (Best Fiction Film), Woodstock Film Festival USA 2009, Middle East International Film Festival United Arab Emirates 2009 (Black Pearl Award – Best Middle Eastern Short), Fribourg International Film Switzerland 2010, Tiburon Film Festival USA 2010, NYU First Run Film Festival USA 2010 (Cinematography, Screenplay, Ensemble Cast, and Editing Awards. Wasserman/ King Award Finalist), Brooklyn Art Council “ Brooklyn Film Series” USA 2010, French Institute Alliance Française “World Nomad Series” USA 2010



Bavarian Premiere

Screenings: Friday, March 24, 2006, 20:30 and Saturday, March 25, 2006, 15:00 (SALTY)


Country of Origin: Lebanon
Year of Production: 2004
Duration: 25′
Category: Fiction

Director: Georges Homsy
Screenplay: Georges Homsy
Cinematographer: Toufic Tabbal
Editor: Leila Kanaan, Riad Chebli
Music: Bassem Rizk
Producer: Dima El Joundi
Cast: Carmen Lebbos, Carlos Azar, Raymonde Gelalian, Joelle Homsy, Mona Chahine, Roland Tomb

Synopsis: The story sheds light on the life of the Lebanese applying for visas at the American Embassy in Cyprus. The main role centers around Jad’s personality, a 27 years old man, and his interaction with other applicants at the embassy. 8h05, the hall is full. At 8h10, Jad is called by the employee who conducts the interviews at the embassy to translate for the Lebanese… The story starts from there…

Festivals & Awards: Festival du Film Européen Beirut 2003, Sehsuechte Potsdam 2004 (Best Original Idea), Next Frame Film Festival 2004 (Best Writing / Best Director), Festival des Jeunes Cinéastes Budapest 2004 (Best International Short Film), FIKE Portugal 2004, MedFilm Festival Rome 2004, Curta Cinema 2004, International Student Short Film Festival Beirut 2004, Cinestud 2005, Festival de Cannes 2005 (Kodak Emerging Filmmaker Showcase), Internationall Student Film & TV Festival Beijing Film Academy 2005