The Film industry has seen a significant growth over the last 4 years as measured by the numbers of Lebanese films produced per year, hovering at 48 units in 2017 with an approximate investment value of USD 16.3 million, which represent a significant growth compared to a yearly average of 11 and an investment size of USD 8.8 million produced in the previous 4-year period1
Film production has increased at a CAGR of 29% between 2010 and 20171
The sector employed around 1000 individuals (direct employment) in 2014
Filmmakers can ake advantage of Lebanon’s unique filming resources including:
Media Talents and Production Companies: Lebanon’s audiovisual industryhas gained a unique position locally and regionally. Lebanon offers a good depth of experienced crews speaking fluent English, French and Arabic at a low cost relative to the region.
There are around 97 production/post-production houses in Lebanon that offer a wide spectrum of production facilities like professional studios equipped with state of the art facilities.
Filming Scenery: Filmmakers can take advantage of Lebanon’s unique and diversified scenery resources including a blend of Middle Eastern, European and ancient architecture, that could cater to almost any type of staging required, namely beaches, country sides, and urban cities
Film Location Permits: Lebanon is one of the most liberal countries in the Middle East. It is relatively easy and quick to get a filming permit in Lebanon, granted by the Ministry of Information