Koura Cinema Days (KCD) began to function as part of national initiatives taken to progress the filmmaking industry in Lebanon. After launching the initiative in 2019 with a modest films screening of national short and feature films, followed by supporting a national feature film production in the region of North Lebanon, we have decided to launch Koura Cinema Days (KCD) under the form of an official film festival competition program.
Koura Cinema Days (KCD) aims to transform Koura District into the ideal stage for the development of high impact national and international projects, contributing to the development of the national audiovisual industry and offering the community all of the cultural, social and economic benefits that go along with it.
Koura Cinema Days (KCD) is an annual event organized in Koura by Beirut Film Society under the theme "Koura Film Friendly", gathering filmmakers and cinema lovers from Lebanon and all over the world. Koura Cinema Days (KCD) aims to promote Koura territory as a film set and to encourage the creation of films in the country.
Situated between the sea and the mountains, on a chain of beautiful hills that stretch from east to west, Amioun, the center and capital of Koura District has a distinctive location and a scenic view.
Surrounding the hills on which Amioun is situated are olive fields in the north and vineyards, almond orchards, and olive trees in the south. Paved roads, including the Beirut-Cedars main highway, run through those hills. Long ago, when the houses that stretched on those hills were few, Amioun was called “the town of beautiful hills”.Amioun is a very old settlement whose history can be traced back to the Paleolithic period.
This is supported by the number of small caves built in the old city's rocks. In the past years, a number of French and German Orientalist– foremost of whom was the Frenchman Ernest Renan – visited it, studied its archaeological sites and wrote about them. The ancient Semitic peoples are thought to have arrived in the region around 4000 B.C. Saint John “al-sheer” church: Elevated on a rocky cliff over a number of vaults in the southeastern facade of the cliff.
A Triple scene of a Crusaders church (1099–1100) panoramic over the 28 man-made crypts in the façade whose carbon-dating suggests 15,000–24,000 years of age.
A new form of cultural tourism that offers Koura District as a new destination for filming. Film Induced Tourism is a new form of attracting tourists who look for new destinations and new experiences. A growing phenomenon that tourists will use featured through films and cinema. A film friendly seal facilitating the execution of film shoots
Koura Cinema Days (KCD) will be choosing one village each year, promoting it on the national and international level and adds a star to its entrance's logo as a step towards being "Village's Name , Film Friend
Koura Cinema Days (KCD) will be promoting products made in Koura: Wine & Olives, in the national and global market as a destination for foreign direct investment, serving as a bridge between the interests of overseas investors.
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Beirut Film Society (BFS) is an Non-Profit Association that works closely with Lebanese and international filmmakers, and with film associations and/or other entities around the world to empower film industry in Lebanon. BFS works on raising awareness about social issues through cinema: it organizes film events in Lebanon and abroad to introduce cinema culture as an educative tool to human rights and ethics; and to spread the Lebanese culture through Lebanese films where possible.
BWFF, a women empowerment initiative from the heart of Beirut.
BICAFF seeks to raise awareness in the region about Children and Family issues.
LFFCA aims to strengthen the bonds between Lebanese Canadians and their roots through cinema.
A union of Film Festivals around the world, to promote talents in filmmaking.
GGAFF is dedicated to all Armenian filmmakers or to films related to the Armenian History or Culture.
GFC trains adolescents girls between 14 & 17 years old on how to use Audio Visual materials to express themselves.
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Koura Cinema Days - Amioun Al Koura, North Lebanon