Scene from the film BerlinBeirut
Scene from the film BerlinBeirut
Scene from the film BerlinBeirut
Scene from the film BerlinBeirut
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Berlin and Beirut were occupied, destructed, divided, reconstructed and today people still say "East and West" in both cities.

Through the whole film Berlin and Beirut become one city. One space.

A space where you feel the weight of the past and the lightness of life sharing with Myrna her stories, adventures and memories.


  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Myrna Maakaron
  • Cinematography
    Jutta Tränkle
  • Editing
    Simone Klier, Vincent Chmiel
  • Music
    Frank Maakaron, Mickey Meinert
  • Sound
    Frank Maakaron
  • Runtime
    23 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Lebanon
    • Germany
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Hamburg International short film Festival, Germany - June 2004 (in competition)
    • Filmfest Emden, Germany - June 2004
    • Openeyes filmfest Marburg, Germany - July 2004
    • Durban Film Festival, South Africa, June 2004
    • Avanca 2004, Portugal, premiere 21 to 25 July 2004 (in competition)
    • Filmfest Osnabrück, Germany, 6 to 10 October 2004 (in competition)
    • Sphinx Production- Arab cinema Amsterdam – First Edition, October 2004
    • AMAL II - Foundation Araguaney - Cinema Arab Spain, October 2004
    • Oldenburg ZwerKwerg, Germany, 19 to21 November 2004
    • Viper Basel, Switzerland, 18 to 22 November 2004 (in competition)
    • Kassel Dokfilmfestival, Germany, November 2004 (in Competition)
    • Fike 2004, Evora International Short Film Festival, Portugal, November (in competition)
    • Sienna Short Film Festival, Italy, 19 to 27 November 2004 (in competition)
    • Dubai International film festival, U.A.E, 6 to 10 December 2004
    • 7eme Biennale du cinema arabe - Institut du monde arabe- Paris (in competition)
    • Bunter Hund, Internationales Kurzfilmfest Munich, Germany, October (in competition)
    • Journees Cinematographiques de Carthage, Tunis, 1 to 9 October (in competition)
    • Leipzig dokfestival, Germany, 19 to 24 October (in competition)
    • Kunstfilmbiennale 25 of October, Cologne, Germany (in competition)
    • Aarhus film festival, Denmark, 27 to 31 October (in competition)
    • Docudays, Lebanon, 1 to 10 November, with an Official Premiere organised by the Goethe Institute Beirut. (In competition)
    • Sguardi Altrove Film Festival Milano, Italy, February 2005
    • Bayreuhter FilmFest Kontrast January 2005
    • Arabisches Filmfestival, „Der Orient zu Gast in Tübingen“, January 2005
    • Kurzfilmwochenendes Augsburg, 2005
    • Turkey/Deutschland nürnberg, March 2005
    • Jugend und Dokumentarfilmfestival, Reutlingen 2005
  • Awards
    • The first Berlin Today Award, Germany
    • Jury’s special mention at the Hamburg short film festival, Germany
    • Jury’s special mention at the 7ème biennale du cinéma Arabe à Paris, (IMA), France
    • Best Short Film Video at the Journée Cinématographique de Carthage, Tunisia
    • Best German Documentary at the Leipzig Documentary and Animation film festival, Germany. Price donated by the Discovery Channel Germany
    • Best Documentary at Evora International Short Film Festival- Fike 2004, Portugal
    • The Best Price at the Kontrast Short Film Festival 2005, in Bayreuth, Germany is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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