Video Works 2018 is the 8th edition of a development program, a support grant, and a screening platform initiated by Ashkal Alwan in 2006, to provide a sustainable structure for video production by artists and filmmakers in Lebanon.

Video Works 2018 is produced by Ashkal Alwan with the support of Robert A. Matta Foundation.

Monday, October 29

8:00pm | Ghouroub – Clara Kossaifi

8:20pm | Passion – Rami El Sabbagh


9:25pm | News from Rmeileh – Marwan Hamdan

9:55pm | one sea, 10 seas – Nour Ouayda


Tuesday, October 30

8:00pm | News from Rmeileh – Marwan Hamdan

8:30pm | one sea, 10 seas – Nour Ouayda


9:25pm | Ghouroub – Clara Kossaifi

9:45pm | Passion – Rami El Sabbagh

Rami El Sabbagh (b.1979, Beirut) is a filmmaker and film critic living and working in Beirut. He is the co-founder and artistic director at Dawawine, a cultural centre, that organises film screenings and programming, as well as other cultural events.

Marwan Hamdan is a filmmaker born and raised in Beirut, where he studied filmmaking. His practice revolves around exploring documents (mainly images and recordings) and stories of Beirut's political and social modern history, with special interest in religion, mythology, belief, and power structures.

Clara Kossaifi (b. 1993, Beirut) holds a BA in Audiovisual Studies from the University of Saint Joseph, Beirut (2015) and is currently pursuing an MA in Sociology at the American University of Beirut. She participated in a documentary workshop at the National Film School of Denmark in 2016 that led her to direct the short documentary M for Martyr, for which she received the NDUIFF Golden Olive award for Best Lebanese Independent Film the same year. Through her website, Kossaifi shares short documentaries looking at Lebanese and Arab culture and society.

Nour Ouayda (b. 1991) is a filmmaker, film critic and programmer. She is the co- editor of the Montreal-based online film journal Hors Champ as well as assistant director and partnerships executive at Metropolis Art Cinema in Beirut. Her films and writings research the practice of drifting in cinema.