Cabriolet Film Festival (14)

Cabriolet Film Festival


09 Mar 2022
Call for entries

15 Apr 2022
Festival closed

15 Jun 2022
Notification date

03 Jun 2022
05 Jun 2022


St Nicolas Stairs,  n/a, Gemmayzeh , Beirut, Lebanon

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 20'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 20'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 03 June 2022      Festival end: 05 June 2022

CFF is the first outdoors film festival of its kind in Lebanon. The festival, which was launched in 2009 by “Laboratoire D’art”, has become an annual short film event which celebrates and promotes local and international short films as an independent form of art in a non-competitive public event, away from competition, prizes and entrance fees.

This year, the theme of CFF has been set as "WEIRD".

Is this year’s theme. Weird is the freedom to be who we are, to express how we feel, to share what we think and to accept how different we can be from one another. To redefine the boundaries of normality because tolerance is and remains the basis for a free society. True freedom only exists where everyone is free to develop their talents to the fullest and where people are free from fear and repression.

Weird it is. Because nothing has stopped us so far. Not a global pandemic; not an unmatched economic collapse; not a nightmarish national crisis. Not even a catastrophic explosion that has shattered our city and our beings.

Weird; because throughout the years, we have learned that acceptance is the hidden force behind success. Every year, for 13 consecutive years, we have screened - out in the open - different opinions and views around a specific theme. A theme that is inspired by our environment, our journey and our growth. We know that not much is achieved in a safe and comfort zone, so we’ve dug into more challenging, daring directions and sometimes painful ones.

Looking backwards, we smile at all the bold ideas we once considered to be strange but that has proven to lead to exceptional journeys.

For the 14th edition of Cabriolet Film Festival, our partners and us, would like to invite you on a thought-provoking experience, where tolerance tangoes with wickedness.

Send us your short films and enjoy the ride!

The main purpose of the CFF is to bring short films to the public, right in the streets of Beirut, free of entrance and away from competitions. Therefore, no prizes or awards are part of this public event.

Short films that revolve around the definition of CFF 2022's theme (WEIRD) and which have been produced in previous years, not as final projects, and by sophomores, juniors as well as seniors are all welcomed.


There is no restriction to the number of films that can be submitted by an individual or an entity. However, each submitted films requires a separate submission form.

Short films in all guises (including 3D) with no restriction to country are welcomed.

For Lebanese Movies: if your film will be selected send us your movie on 2 DVD with the permit of general Security.

Short films may not exceed 20 minutes. There is no minimum running time.

English subtitles are required, even if the short film is in English.

The deadline for submission is April 15th , 2022.

Directors whose shorts are selected will grant CFF the rights to use parts from the film(s), and this only for promotional purposes (before, during, and after the festival).

CFF will not be held responsible for copyright claims that may arise from improper use of intellectual property rules.

For any inquiries, send your email to INFO@CABRIOLETFILMFESTIVAL.COM

While submitting your short films, kindly select the right category to guarantee its proper admission.

Last but not least, Lebanese movies must be submitted along with the official authorization by the General Security Offices for projection rights.




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