Emergency fund for Lebanon

Emergency fund for Lebanon

The tragic explosion in Beirut on 4 August caused considerable damage to many companies in the Lebanese film and audiovisual sector and halted many productions, also impacting filming and post-production services.

On 14 October 2020 in Beirut, Dominique Boutonnat, President of the CNC, announced the launch of an emergency fund for Lebanese professionals. The aim of this scheme is to allocate exceptional support to films or projects for feature films, the development, filming or post-production of which have been impacted, delayed or interrupted since the beginning of August. The aim of this exceptional support is to support the resumption, as quickly as possible, of the production of works under better conditions.

  • Sector : International
  • Phase of action : Developpement, Postproduction, Production
  • Type of support : Animation, Fiction, Documentary, Feature film
  • Type of support : Selective support
  • Applicant : Producer


The terms of the scheme, as well as the eligibility and support conditions, are presented in the description available for download on this page.

This emergency scheme was set up for a single session wich took place in december 2020. The commission, composed equally of French and Lebanese professionals, examined 42 applications and allocated support to 17 projects

Committee members

Full members :
Antoine Khalife
Christophe Leparc
Hania Mroué
David Thion
Michèle Tyan
Rebecca Zlotowski 

Alternate members :
Marcel Beaulieu 
Magali Negroni


Magalie Armand
+33 1 44 34 38 82

Tara Maurel
+33 1 44 34 35 11

  • Magalie ARMAND
  • Cheffe du département coproduction, coopération et cinémas du monde
  • Tél. +33 1 44 34 38 82
  • Magalie.Armand@cnc.fr
  • Tara MAUREL
  • Chargée de mission Coopération internationale, coproduction et fonds bilatéraux
  • Tél. 0144343511
  • tara.maurel@cnc.fr

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