Jad Abi Khalil
Director of Beirut Cinema Platform
Like Elias Khlat, Jad is another devoted champion of cinema with the fighting spirit to keep pushing forward amidst the current turmoil in Lebanon. The Beirut Cinema Platform is the only event focusing exclusively on the Arab film industry.
Although forced to operate online this year, the Platform still
managed to provide an invaluable space for Arab projects
to pitch and get some support from the industry and some
funds. As such, this annual event plays a significant role
in accelerating Arab film production by bringing together
independent filmmakers/producers working on their first or
second features with a select handful of key industry names.