MESSAGE FROM THE ORGANIZER - 2023
ELIAS KHLAT | Festival Director & Founder
WELCOME TO THE 10TH EDITION OF TRIPOLI FILM FESTIVAL
Dear Festival Guests,
I am thrilled to write again, for the 10th edition, the editorial of our official catalog… Yes it has been 10 years, 10 times, 10 editions… A “10” made of gold… Yes GOLD, golden souls, golden hearts, golden hands.
The journey was tough, but rewarding… And because of few golden institutions, women and men this journey was easier for us. Today I will not talk about the challenges of organizing a film festival in Tripoli, in Lebanon or in the region, but I will tell you how proud I am of meeting people made of gold during this 10 year journey… They did not give up during tough times, they did not stop of making it happen, they continue dreaming of it… Simply, they just believed in Tripoli Film Festival and in us who are behind it.
This 10th edition is a tribute to them: our funders, supporters and volunteers. In hand we were able to deliver the real image of our beloved Tripoli nationwide and beyond.
I would like to express my deepest gratitude to SEE Change Program organized by COSV, funded by the European Union and to Embassy of Switzerland in Lebanon who have played a vital role in the accomplishment of the 10th edition of Tripoli Film Festival.
Looking forward to meeting you all.
Let’s celebrate Cinema
Enjoy the Festival.