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  • First Name Nadine
  • Surname Asmar
  • Country of Origin Lebanon
  • Country of Residence Lebanon

Biography

Nadine Asmar (born in 1994) is a young Lebanese director. She earned 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) is her graduation short film, a first-time adaptation of a novel by Farjallah Haïk (the rights were obtained from Haïk’s family). The film won 11 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. Perhaps Today… (Barke Lyom…) is her second short film which was produced in 2017. The film won 4 awards in France, Spain and the UK and got over 20 nominations. Nadine is also a co-founder and producer at Movie Tailor Pictures, a film production, distribution and sales company.

PROFESSIONAL DETAILS

Filmography

DIRECTOR/WRITER: Perhaps Today... / Barke Lyom... (Short Film 2017) | The Blind of the Cathedral / L’aveugle de la Cathédrale (Senior Short Film 2015) | Yingtai (Academic Short Film 2014) | Dans mon cocon (Academic Short Film 2014) || PRODUCTION: Lost Out There (Senior Short Film 2018), directed by Marie-Jose Salameh | Perhaps Today... / Barke Lyom... (Short Film 2017) | Last Vision (Senior Short Film 2016), directed by Hiba Harmouche | The Blind of the Cathedral / L’aveugle de la Cathédrale (Senior Short Film 2015) | Salwa (Senior Short Film 2015), directed by Omar Sfeir || SCRIPT SUPERVISION/CONTINUITY: Only Silence / Seul, le Silence (Short Film 2017), directed by Katia Jarjoura | The Insult / L’Insulte (Feature Film 2017), directed by Ziad Doueiri || CASTING: Capernaum / Capharnaüm (Feature Film 2018), directed by Nadine Labaki

Prizes

  • Jury Mention Award (Up To 30 Minute category) for The Blind of the Cathedral at the 13th We Care Film Festival 2016 in New Delhi, India
  • Best Short Narrative Film Award for The Blind of the Cathedral in the Short Film Competition of Mediterranean Countries at the 32nd Alexandria Mediterranean Countries Film Festival 2016 in Egypt
  • Jury Prize for The Blind of the Cathedral in the Arab Women Filmmakers Competition at the 8th Baghdad International Film Festival 2016 in Iraq
  • Best Directing Award for The Blind of the Cathedral at the 15th Uhvati Film Festival - Seize the Film 2017 in Serbia
  • Excellent Long Short Award (2nd prize) for The Blind of the Cathedral at The New Classic Cinema Film Festival 2016 in Seattle, USA
  • Special Jury Prize for The Blind of the Cathedral at the 2nd Oraunion Film Festival 2018 in Lebanon
  • Best International Short Film Award for The Blind of the Cathedral at the Chitrapushp International Short Film Festival 2018 in Mumbai, India
  • Special Mention for The Blind of the Cathedral at Festival Les Couleurs du Court-Métrage 2019 in Paris, France
  • Jury Prize for Best Short Film for Perhaps Today... at the 16th Festival du Film Court 2018 in France
  • Jury Prize for Best Short Film for Perhaps Today... at Festival Cin'et Campus 2018 in France
  • 3rd Prize for Best Student Film for Perhaps Today... at the 4th Women Over 50 Film Festival 2018 in the UK
  • Unheard Voices Award for Best Student Film at the IE Student Film Festival 2019 in Spain

Position / Profession

  • Editor
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Writer
  • Education level Master's degree
  • Years of experience 5 years
  • Employment Freelance

Work History

Production Title Dates Your Role Contact Reference
The Blind of the Cathedral (Short Film 2015) Director, Screenwriter, Editor
Perhaps Today... (Short Film 2017) Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Editor movietailorpictures@gmail.com
The Insult (Feature Film 2017) Script Continuity

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