Elias Khlat
Director of Tripoli Film Festival
In a country teetering on the verge of utter collapse, it is hard to imagine that such a festival can continue to exist in a conservative city away from the capital. But Elias is a born fighter, somehow managing to keep his festival running online during the pandemic and even another regional festival, Jerusalem Arab Film Festival. A producer and filmmaker in his own right, he specializes in animated commercials and opened Lebanon’s first post-production company.