1. Cinephilia Productions presents The Far Side of Laughter | Written & Directed by Darine Hotait
    cast: Jessica Sylvia Brian Carter Sonya Mahgrefteh Razia Noorzay Elizabeth Koshak
    USA | 2009 | 8 minutes | Cerebral

    The confusion of a young woman trapped between religion and sexuality leads her to see her womanly fantasies transform to nightmares.

    Winner Excellency in Filmmaking at Evolution International Film Festival
    Best Short Film at Art Center Film Festival
    Official Selection Chicago Short Film Festival
    Official Selection Salento International Film Festival
    Official Selection Portland Oregon International Women's Film Festival

    credits:
    director of photography: Chris Saul
    editor: Abazar Noorizad
    original score: Nathan Matthew David
    production designer: Ying-Te Julie Chen

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  2. Behind the scenes of our upcoming short film 'I SAY DUST'
    Videography by Luc Kordas; Music by Tarek Yamani Trio

    I SAY DUST written & directed by Darine Hotait
    produced by Dina Emam
    cast: Hala Alyan - Mounia Akl
    director of photography: George Lyon
    production design: Francisca Alegria Zenteno
    original score: Tarek Yamani
    Shot on location in NYC at the Chess Forum in West Village and Alwan for The Arts.
    copyright 2015 Cinephilia Productions

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  3. Cinephilia Productions presents Beirut...Hide and Seek
    Written, directed & produced by Darine Hotait
    Cast Elissa Boustani, Charles Marina, Aurore Joly, John Prudhont, Hamza Saman, Abazar Noorizad, Franke Preston, Rita Qatami
    Music by Nathan Matthew David
    Editor Abazar Noorizad
    DOP Mary Doyle
    Executive Producer Romson Niega

    Visit official Website: http://www.darinehotait.com/beirut-hide-seek/

    Awards:
    -Best Short Film at the Evolution International Film Festival 2012
    -Nominated Best Foreign Short Film at the International Filmmaker Festival Of World Cinema, London
    -Audience Award at Zero Film Festival
    -Best Original Score at Los Angeles International Film Festival
    -Honorable Mention at Los Angeles International Film Festival

    Official Selection:
    .San Francisco International Women Film Festival
    .La Cabina International Film Festival
    .Los Angeles International Film Festival
    .International Filmmaker Festival Of World Cinema
    .Zero Film Festival
    .Lebanese Film Festival
    .Cannes Short Film Corner
    ©2011 Cinephilia Productions

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  4. Cinephilia Productions presents The Far Side of Laughter
    Written, Directed and Produced by Darine Hotait - 35mm, USA, 2010.
    Awards:
    -Excellency in Filmmaking at the Evolution International Film Festival 2012.
    -Honorable Mention at Art Center Film Festival
    -Selected in The Journal Of Short Film (DVD edition 31) a publication by the Ohio State University

    Official Selection:
    - San Francisco International Women Film Festival 2011
    - Chicago Short Film Festival 2011
    - Portland Oregon International Film Festival 2011
    - Salento International Film Festival 2011
    - Cannes Short Film Corner 2010

    Cinematography: Chris Saul
    Edited by Abazar Noorizad
    Original Score by Nathan Matthew David

    ©2010 Cinephilia Productions

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  5. A young boy takes on a delivery job to help his ailing mother, but it turns out to be a lot more than he bargained for.
    Cinephilia Productions presents 'ASH' Written & directed by Yasmina Hatem, Produced by Darine Hotait

    Screenplay was developed at the Cinephilia Intensive Screenwriting Lab for Shorts. In Co-Production with Outbox Film Festival

    Cast: Zayn Makdessi, Hussein Khazaal, Joy Karam. Naji Hatem, Assaad Kassab
    Director of Photography: Karim Ghorayeb
    Music by Tarek Yamani
    Edited by Darine Hotait
    Sound Design by Bilal Yamani
    Production Design by Issa Kandil

    Copyright 2013-2014 Cinephilia Productions

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