Despite last month's war in
The competition will be forfilms from the
"Let's shoot films notmissiles in the
Naufal said that organising a film festival less than twomonths after the war in
She added that she hasdeliberately kept the programme small in order to keep logistical problems to aminimum in a city where security remains tight.
Members of the internationalfilm community have signed a statement of solidarity with the BeirutInternational Film Festival. The festival has received backing from the MakeFilmsNotWar peace campaign, organised by the Lee and Gund Foundation.
The Venice Festival offeredits full support to its
It remains to be seen whichfilmmakers will turn up in