Authorship: Diego Hurtado de Mendoza
"Welcome to Beirut" chronicles the rebirth of a war-torn film festival in Lebanon. Shot during the last weeks before the 2008 Beirut International Film Festival (BIFF), the film captures the effects of war on lebanese filmmakers. Using a very vibrant style the documentary mixes genres to show how the border between fiction and reality in Beirut is as thin as it is between life and death.
Directed by the Fabrica filmmaker Diego Hurtado de Mendoza
Produced by Fabrica 2009
In competition at Tarragona International Film Festival and Beirut Film Festival.