Antoine Khalife is « Special advisor » to the Cairo-based broadcasting corporation ART, and he is currently working as associate producer on many films such as « Where do we go now » by Nadine Labaki, « Upside Down » by Ahmad Ghossein and « Housekeeping » by Mazen Khaled, a co-production with Lebanon, Egypt and France.

In addition to his work with ART, Antoine contributes to the success of the Dubai Film Festival and the Dubai Film Connection, which is a feature and documentary co-production market, launched in 2007. It aims to raise the visibility of Arab filmmakers and to support and stimulate the growth of film production in the Middle East. He is now the manager of international relations at this festival.

Antoine is also an advisor to many festivals, such as Beirut Cinema Days, Spring of Beirut, as well as the International Film Festival Rotterdam in Holland, and the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada.

Antoine is the former Head of Festivals and Films at Unifrance, the organization for promoting French films throughout the world. He was in charge of the participation of European and Arab films at International film festivals (Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, Venice, Rotterdam, Cairo, Dubai, etc.), and he was responsible for programming at numerous festivals organized by Unifrance (New York, Moscow, Budapest, Tokyo, Shanghai, etc.).

He has been involved in many film projects, bringing together Arab filmmakers with Arab and European production companies (« Caramel » by Nadine Labaki, « Falafel » by Michel Kammoun, « Amreeka » by Cherien Deabis, « Yakoubian Bulding » by Marwan Hamed, « Civilisées » and « Le Cerf Volant » by Randa Chahal, etc.)

Antoine studied Sociology, Communication and Mass Media in Paris. He holds a PhD from the University of Paris VII.

Antoine Khalife


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