Nadine Asmar

Filmmaker / Screenwriter / Producer / Editor

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Nadine Asmar (born in 1994) is a young Lebanese director. She got her Bachelor's degree in Cinema and TV (Audiovisual) from the Lebanese University - Fine Arts Institute II and her Master's degree in Cinema and Audiovisual from Paris 1 University Panthéon-Sorbonne. L'aveugle de la Cathédrale / The Blind of the Cathedral (2015) is her graduation short film, a first-time adaptation of a novel by Farjallah Haik (the rights were obtained from Haïk's family). The film won 9 international awards including Best Short Fiction Film, Best Directing, Best Actor and Best Actress, and was nominated for over 40 awards and selected in over 50 international film festivals. She has been congratulated on several academic short films, including Dans mon cocon (2014) which was screened as a special jury mention during the Première Journée Cinématographique des étudiants de l'INBA II à l'Université Libanaise (2015) and Yingtai (2014), a Chinese short film inspired from a traditional legend. Barke Lyom... / Perhaps Today (2017) is her second short film which was produced in 2017. The film won 3 awards in France and the UK and got over 20 nominations including Asian American International Film Festival's Excellence in Short Filmmaking Award and Duhok International Film Festival's Golden Leaf. Nadine is also a co-founder and producer at MovieTailor Pictures, a film production, distribution and sales company.