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Beirut Animated is the only Animation film festival to take place in Lebanon. Its successful launching edition, held in November 2009 in Metropolis Empire Sofil was organized by the Metropolis Association in partnership with the comic magazine Samandal.
Beirut Animated explores different aspects of animation and introduces them to the larger audience.
The festival has the honor of presenting 'Idiots & Angels' by American director Bill Plympton, and 'L'Illusionniste' by French director Sylvain Chomet in addition to 60 other productions over 5 days.
- May 2: Opening ceremony with The Illusionist by Sylvain Chomet.
- May 3 - 7: Screening of 60 films (daily screenings in two cinema theaters at Metropolis Empire over 5 consecutive days).
- May 7: Screening of films made during the two workshops followed by two Live Animation performances by Pierre Hébert.