Hady Zaccak is a Lebanese Filmmaker and a professor at IESAV film school (Institut d’Etudes Scéniques, Audiovisuelles et Cinématographiques / Saint-Joseph University,Beirut). He has a Masters degree in cinema studies and film directing from IESAV, and has taken part in workshops for film directing, editing and production at FEMIS (Paris-1996), INSAS (Brussels-1999), HFF Konrad Wolf (Potsdam-2007).

He is the author of a book about the history of Lebanese cinema entitled “Le cinéma libanais: itinéraire d’un cinéma vers l’inconnu (1929-1996)” (Dar-el-Machreq -1997-Beirut). Since 1997, he wrote and directed more than 20 documentaries, which have been broadcasted by several TV stations in Lebanon, the Arab world and Europe and selected/ awarded in several film festivals worldwide.

His selective filmography includes:
-"Marcedes" (2011) (Best Arab Documentary awarded by FIPRESCI (the International Federation of Film Critics)-Dubai International Film Festival 2011),
-"Taxi Beirut" (2011),
-"A History Lesson" (2009) (Golden Hawk (1st prize) - Arab Film Festival-Rotterdam 2010).
-"Sunni Echoes from Lebanon" (2008)
-"Shi'a Echoes from Lebanon" (2007)
-"The War of Peace" (2007)
-"The Oil Spill in Lebanon" (2007) (1st prize- European and Med Festival on Sea TV, Italy 2007)
-"Refugees for life" (2006)"
-"Cinema of War in Lebanon"(2003)
-"Lebanon through cinema" (2003)
-"Beirut points of view" (2000)
"1000 & 1000 nights" (1999) (Best documentary award- Docudays-Beirut 1999)

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