The Beirut Film Center (BFC) is thrilled to announce an exciting collaboration with renowned Swiss director and screenwriter Ayten Mutlu Saray for our upcoming feature film project titled “Iyaan.” This collaboration marks a significant milestone in our mission to empower the next generation of filmmakers and redefine the way we teach the art of cinema.

At BFC, we believe in the power of collaboration as a transformative learning experience. “Iyaan” will be conducted as part of our masterclass hands-on series of workshops, designed to immerse students into real-life film projects. This collaboration is of paramount importance for several reasons.

“Iyaan” offers our students a unique opportunity to step into the vibrant world of filmmaking. This practical experience allows them to witness, firsthand, the entire process from pre-production to post-production, bridging the gap between theory and practice. Our educational philosophy is built on the premise that nothing teaches better than hands-on experience. By actively participating in “Iyaan,” our students will apply the knowledge acquired in our classrooms to a real production, honing their skills and building their confidence.

Collaboration also opens doors to networking within the industry. Through “Iyaan,” our students will connect with seasoned professionals, expanding their industry contacts and creating potential pathways to future opportunities. Filmmaking demands creative problem-solving, and the challenges encountered during “Iyaan” will encourage our students to think creatively, adapt to unforeseen circumstances, and find innovative solutions—a vital aspect of becoming successful filmmakers.

We are privileged to collaborate with Ayten Mutlu Saray on this film with our students. Her wealth of expertise, guidance, and feedback will be instrumental in nurturing our students’ growth as filmmakers. This collaboration aligns seamlessly with our mission to challenge societal norms and enhance the human condition through the medium of film.

By providing our students with a holistic and immersive learning experience, we are confident that they will emerge as not only technically proficient filmmakers but also as creative storytellers who can make a meaningful impact on the world. The Beirut Film Center extends its heartfelt gratitude to Ayten Mutlu Saray for her dedication to this project. We are excited to embark on this cinematic journey together and look forward to the inspiring stories that “Iyaan” will bring to life.