Call for applications for third film expression workshop in Lebanon

Taabir film expression workshop brings together eight participants aged between 20 and 35 years old, who will produce short individual video diaries over the period of five intensive days.

Filmed in the immediate surroundings of the workshop and at home, the exercises will take the form of shot/edited personal diaries and will be analyzed under the pillars of aesthetics, form and content. Teachings will focus on pushing each participant to identify and develop his/her own film language.

The call is open between 19-28 August 2023. Participants will be notified of selection on 30 August.

The workshop will be held in Arabic at Ishbilia Theatre and Art Hub, Saida, between 9-12 September 2023 from 09:00 am till 5:00 pm, and on 13 September 2023 from 9:00 am till 9:00 pm.

Call for applications


– Be between 20 and 35 years old

– Be a resident of Saida

– Be interested in self-expression by using the camera as a tool

Remark: Any previous knowledge in audiovisual or in art in general is not a prerequisite to participate in the workshop. The only requirement is the desire to tell your stories.


Every participant will be provided with a semi-professional camera and a monopod or tripod.

Trainers’ bios:

Corine and Yara met in the late 90s while studying filmmaking. Since then, Corine has directed 7 documentaries, including both shorts and feature-length films, showcased in numerous international festivals. She has also taught filmmaking at various universities. Yara on the other hand, has specialized in Cinema research and has taught Audiovisual Studies in various institutions. She is part of the pedagogical and administrative team at IESAV – Saint-Joseph University of Beirut.

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