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Film Industry



  • 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 industry has 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


Source:  1 Fondation Liban Cinema

Film Industry Fact Book 2015
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