The President’s Visit – Trailer

The President’s Visit, 19 Mins Lebanon / USA / Qatar 2017 When a small coastal town of fishermen learns about the secret visit of the President of the Republic to its local soap shop, they embark in an everlasting struggle…

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The President’s Visit, 19 Mins
Lebanon / USA / Qatar
2017

When a small coastal town of fishermen learns about the secret visit of the President of the Republic to its local soap shop, they embark in an everlasting struggle at cleaning up and maintaining the perfect image of their town.

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Director: Cyril Aris
Writer: Cyril Aris, Mounia Akl
Producer: Marc Fadel, Valerie Castillo Martinez
Cinematographer: Joe Saade
Production Design: Issa Kandil
Art Director: Hanady Medlej
Costumes: Lary Bou Safi
Sound Designer: Cedric Kayem
Music: Paul Tyan
Editor: Cyril Aris, Mounia Akl

Lead Cast
Fouad Yammine (Nino)
Nicolas Daniel (Uncle David)

Official Selection at the:
* 42nd Toronto International Film Festival, Canada 2017 | World Premiere
* 39th Cinemed Film Festival – Montpellier, France 2017 | French Premiere
* 14th Dubai International Film Festival, UAE 2017 | MENA Premiere
* 11th Kustendorf International Film Festival, Serbia 2018
* 24th Palm Springs International ShortFest, USA 2018
* 49th Nashville Film Festival, USA 2018
* 4th Qumra Film Festival (Doha Film Institute), Qatar 2018 | Qatari Premiere
* 45th Athens International Film and Video Festival, Ohio USA 2018
* 33rd International Short Film Festival (InterFilm), Germany 2017
* 33rd Valencia International Film Festival Cinema Jove, Spain 2018
* Festival Des Cinémas Arabes à Paris, France 2018
* 30th Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland 2018
* 20th Sarasota Film Festival, USA 2018
* 27th Indy Shorts – Heartland Film Festival, USA 2018
* 20th Guanajuato International Film Festival (Focus on Lebanese cinema selection), Mexico 2018
* 13th Show Me Shorts, New Zealand 2018
* 16th Festival of Mediterranean Short Film Tangier, Morocco 2018
* 22nd Arab Film Festival in San Francisco, USA 2018
* 23rd IFVA, Hong Kong 2018
* 22nd REGARD – Saguenay International Short Film Festival, Canada 2018
* 5th BBC Arabic Film Festival, UK 2019
* New Filmmakers Los Angeles, USA 2018
* 19th Kerry Film Festival, Ireland 2018
* Lebanese Short Films at Metropolis, Lebanon 2018 | Lebanese Premiere
* 13th Passaggi d’autore: intrecci mediterranei, Italy 2017
* 10th Heart of Gold Film Festival, Australia 2017
* 15th Bogotá Short Film Festival, Colombia 2017
* 13th FIFOG Festival International du Film Oriental de Genève, Switzerland 2018
* 5th International Bosphorus Film Festival, Turkey 2017
* 12th Big Sur International Film Festival, USA 2018
& 30+ more

Awards:
* Grand Jury Prize, Nashville Film Festival, USA 2018 – Oscar qualifying award for the Oscars of 2019
* BAFTA student award – shortlist, UK 2018
* Muhr Short Film Jury Prize, Dubai International Film Festival, UAE 2017
* National Board of Review (NBR) Award, USA 2017
* Best Directing Award, Elia Short Film Festival, Palestine 2018
* Special Mention at the 8th LatinArab Film Festival, Argentina 2019
* Recipient of the Doha Film Institute Production Grant, Qatar 2017
* Recipient of the Katharina Otto-Bernstein Production Grant, USA 2017
* Recipient of a grant from the Ministry of Culture in Lebanon, Lebanon 2017

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