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.

Initially, this emergency scheme is set up for a single session to be fulfilled by the end of 2020. A commission, composed equally of French and Lebanese professionals, will be responsible for advising on the allocation of support. It will be extended to other French and Lebanese professionals, so that within working groups they can review the structure and development of the sector in Lebanon.

The call for applications is open from 15 October to 5 November 2020.


Magalie Armand
+33 1 44 34 38 82

Tara Maurel
+33 1 44 34 35 11

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