Simon El Habre

Beirut, Lebanon

Film Projects


Simon El-Habre Editor/Director Simon El Habre was born in Beirut in 1975. In 1998 he obtained his Diploma in Audiovisual Directing from Academie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) in 1999 and graduated from Femis (Paris) in Film and Video Editing in 2000. He used to teach Video and Visual Expression as well as Film and Video Editing in ALBA between 2001 and 2005. He directed and edited a large number of commercials and TV-reportages, mainly for Arab satellite channels MBC, al-Arabia, and al-Jazeera and edited award winning short and documentary films. Simon El Habre is member in the cultural association for the development of cinema, Beirut DC. Filmography as diretcor The One Man Village (Feature Documentary), 2008 (www.theonemanvillage.com) - Best feature length documentary – Hot Docs (Canada, 2009) - Special Jury Prize – International Film Festival Dubai (UAE, 2008) - Special jury Mention – One World Festival Prague (Czeck Republic, 2009) - Special Jury Award – Monaco Charity Film Festival (Monaco, 2009) - Silver Hawk – Arab Film Festival Rotterdam (The Netherlands, 2009) Chambre 220 (Short), 2000 - Selected for Berlinale Talent Campus (Germany, 2005) Insa (Short), 1999 - Award for Best Directing - Beirut Film Festival (Lebanon, 1999) as editor (Selection only) 1958 (Self Portrait of Yesterday), 2009 (Feature Documentary) by Ghassan Salahab Posthumus, 2007 (Video) by Ghassan salhab Neighbors in Need, 2007 (TV Documentary) by Zeina Sfeir – Produced for O3 Productions Endless Conflict, 2006 (TV Documentary) by Zeina Sfeir – Produced for O3 Productions Abu Khalil, 2005 (Feature Documentary) by Nizar Hassan – Produced for ARTE The Arabs: A lost identity?, 2002 (TV Documentary) by Mona Mounayyar La Chaise, 2002 (Short fiction) by Cynthia Choucair - Best Short Film - European Film Festival - Best Film- IESAV Festival-Lebanon - Participated in many International Festivals Yéménite, 2001 (Feature Documentary) by Andre Chammas Duel, 2000 (Short fiction) by Philippe Mach - Official selection International Film Festival Locarno Heureux Qui Comme Maïlis, 1999 (Short Documentary) by Thomas Gayrard for La FEMIS Wayn Yo, 1998 (Short fiction) by Andre Chammas - 2nd Prize Oberhausen International Short Film Festival 1999 - Award for best Scriptwriting - Beirut Film Festival' 1998 - 1st Prize at the Future TV Festival 1998