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Beirut Film Festival cancelled

This year's Beirut International Film Festival, due to run Oct 3-10, has been cancelled. 'The presidential elections are coming up and this is the most precarious and unstable time for us,' festival director Colette Naufal told Screendaily. 'The limbo now that means it's very difficult to plan - if the airport closes, we won't be able to bring in the prints. Sadly, the board and I took the decision that it's just too risky this year.'

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