The Metropolis Association was created to develop a cinema culture in a country that lacks cultural policy from the public sector: its main goal is to allow cultural diversity, dialogue through cinema, and to promote it by presenting it in its different genres, eras and tendencies. Within the absence of a real cinémathèque that is supported by international institutions, Metropolis is keen on developing the patrimonial cinema by presenting retrospectives, ciné-concerts and film festivals.
The Goethe-Institut Lebanon organizes and supports a broad spectrum of cultural events that present German culture and promote international cultural exchange. The work of our language department concentrates on training workshops and seminars for teachers of German as a foreign language. It also offers a comprehensive examination program.
The Berlinale Talents (formerly Berlinale Talent Campus) is an annual international get-together of a selected group of 300 promising filmmakers, to which directors, screenwriters, producers, cinematographers, editors, actors, distributors, production designers, sound designers/composers and film critics from all over the world are invited. Berlinale Talents is an initiative of the Berlin International Film Festival.
FIDMarseille is one of the main competitive international film festivals in France. For 6 days, in beginning of July, the festival serves as a meeting place not only for filmmakers, industry professionals and film programmers from around the globe, but also for the faithful local audience. It takes place in more than 10 locations and presents a rich program made up of the official selection, parallel programming, round tables, exhibitions, concerts.
Each year, the Robert Bosch Stiftung issues three Film Prizes for international cooperation between young German and Arab filmmakers (members of the Arab League) to realize a joint film project. The prizes, each worth up to 60,000 euros, are awarded in the categories short animation, short fiction film, and short or feature length documentary. The Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung is a competition and yearlong training program offering tailor made workshops to young emerging talents from Germany and the Arab world.