Gauthier-Charbel Raad is a French-Lebanese filmmaker and producer, living between Paris, Beirut and the United States. He graduated with two Masters in Production and Film Directing. Gauthier has participated in several festivals with his documentaries and short films and has won numerous awards. In 2018, created the Lebanese Independent Film Festival – LIFF in his homeland, the largest local and international film competition in Lebanon, despite censorship. Gauthier is also developing the Canadian subsidiary of LIFF: CIFF and is a founding member of many other festival.
Dineta Williams-Trigg is an American Film, and Stage Actor. She is the owner, and proprietor of Full Figure Productions, whose mission, is to positively affect every human soul that she makes contact with through her storytelling, and lots of hugs. She created her own film festival ‘A Night of Misfit Films’ in its fifth year, to provide other filmmakers the opportunity to screen unseen works. Dineta is extremely honored to be a part of The Lebanese Independent Film Festival and truly believes that as creatives, “Our Voices Can Change The World”.
Cinema isn’t only for entertainment, it is a major educational tool and if used right, it could enhance an entire society. This is why LIFF encourages artists to express themselves fearlessly, through their art. I hope the LIFF community will expand to a vast platform of independent, talented and humble artists, serving one another and Art.
Halim Rabih Kassouf is an Lebanese filmmaker, writer and editor. He also works as an editor at LIFF and Startup minute. He is also Known for his role as the Judge in a Lebanese theatre play “al-moufatech” Directed By “Michel Hourani.