In White wins professionals' award in Istanbul!!

WE WON!!
Another award for In White which won the Professionals' Award at the International Changing Perspectives Short Film Festival in Istanbul two weeks ago.

"Selected by a jury of experienced professionals of cinema, arts and culture, this year’s award went to Dania Bdeir’s “In White”."

All thanks to the cast and crew and the wonderful festival which hosted writer/Director Dania Bdeir in Istanbul.

Student Jury Award at the PCMMO festival in France!

We WONNN! 
In White wins the Student Jury at the PCMMO - Panorama des cinémas du Maghreb et du Moyen-Orient film festival in France.

Thank you to the students for voting for In White and for their very nice review translated here: " This poignant short film tackles subjects that are sometimes difficult to address which are the death of a loved one, religious traditions, and also family conflicts. The beautiful Mastery of image, sound, storytelling and staging made the whole film incredibly moving and that's why we chose it." 
Camélia & Livia from Suger high school

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Feb2018: In White screens at Lebanese Short film nights to two sold out theaters!!!

What a magical night at the Lebanese short film night organized by Metropolis Cinema in Beirut.

In White screened alongside some incredible Lebanese shorts such as the four Lebanon Factory films, Cyril Aris' THE PRESIDENT VISIT and Fadi Baki's LAST DAYS OF THE MAN OF TOMORROW.

Audiences flocked to the beautiful independent theater so much so, that they had to open the doors to the other theater and have two screenings in parallel. We've never seen Metropolis so full!

The films were followed by a Q&A with the directors that were present. 

2018 Starting strong for In White

Very excited to announce that In White is starting the year strong with upcoming screenings in:

IN WHITE wins BEST OF FEST at New Renaissance Film Festival

Another award for In White, this time the BEST OF FEST award at the New Renaissance Film Festival in LONDON!!

After being nominated for four awards:
Best International Short, Best Female Director (for Dania Bdeir), Best International Female Actress (for Maria Achkar) and Best Cinematography (for Christopher Aoun), In White ended up winning the BEST OF FEST award which according to founders Jan and Massimo is awarded to a film that was "outstanding in all capacities".

Check out pictures from the award ceremony below. 

IN WHITE wins the James Janowsky Award

In December 2012 the James Richard Janowsky Awards was established at the School of Visual Arts, New York University, and Columbia University. Each fund is a bit different: At SVA it is to help a film student with production costs; Columbia University it is to award graduate students concentrating in screenwriting; and at NYU, James views completed short films and then determines which students will be awarded.

This year's James Janowsky award was offered to IN WHITE. Mr Janowsky was kind enough to also include a letter in which he expresses why he specifically chose IN WHITE out of all of the completed films. 

Here's the touching letter below: 

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Pictures and Videos from the MIFF (Milan International Film Festival) Awards

 MIFF Festival director Andrea Galante, Director of Photography Christopher Aoun and Lebanese Consul Dr Walid Haidar at the red carpet

MIFF Festival director Andrea Galante, Director of Photography Christopher Aoun and Lebanese Consul Dr Walid Haidar at the red carpet

Writer/Director Dania Bdeir and cinematographer Christopher Aoun attended the MIFF awards on June 14th for the screening and award ceremony. 

The film was very well received by Italian audiences and the screening was followed by a q&a moderated by director and founder of the Milan Interanational FIlm Festival Andrea Gallante. The Lebanese consul Dr Walid Haidar also attended along with a number of prominent Lebanese expats living in Milano. 

You can see below an edit of the evening provided by MIFF as well as an excerpt of an interview by Italian channel Televisionet with Dania and Christopher