Summer 2023 Bootcamp

Your Ticket to a Career in Film

Are you interested in making movies? If so, our filmmaking bootcamp is the perfect place for you! In this intensive program, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the filmmaking process, from pre-production to post-production. You’ll work with experienced filmmakers who will teach you the ins and outs of the industry. You’ll also have the opportunity to create your collaborative short film, which you can use as part of your portfolio.

This bootcamp is perfect for beginners who want to learn the basics of filmmaking. It’s also a great opportunity for intermediate filmmakers and videographers who want to brush up on their skills or learn new techniques.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up for our filmmaking bootcamp today and earn a certificate from the Beirut Film Center.

Limited spots available!


  • Payment can be made on the first day of the Bootcamp

This two-week intensive filmmaking workshop will cover all aspects of filmmaking, from camera and lighting to sound, pre-production, production, and post-production. We offer a hands-on learning experience combined with theoretical concepts. We will write a short script together, film it, and then edit it. At the end of the workshop, there will be a screening and discussion of films, followed by a delicious vegan meal and a certificate of completion for all participants.


Week 1

Monday 7 August 11:00 to 18:00

  • Introductions
  • The Art of Storytelling
  • Writing a short screenplay


Tuesday 8 August 11:00 to 18:00

  • Introduction to cameras
  • Shooting exercise


Wednesday 9 August 11:00 to 18:00

  • Introduction to Lights
  • Exercise with lights and cameras
  • Introduction to Sound
  • Exercise with sound


Thursday 10 August 11:00 to 18:00

  • Introduction to pre-production
  • Pre-production exercise to prepare for the shoot

Week 2

Monday 14 August 11:00 to 18:00

  • Production: shooting the script


Tuesday 15 August 11:00 to 18:00

  • Introduction to post-production
  • Editing Exercise


Wednesday 16 August 11:00 to 18:00

  • Editing Exercise Continued
  • Introduction to color grading
  • Color grading exercise


Thursday 17 August 11:00 to 18:00

  • Screening of films with discussion
  • Vegan Dinner
  • Graduation


Samer Beyhum

Samer Beyhum

Samer Beyhum is a Lebanese-Canadian filmmaker, writer, director, editor, sound engineer, post-production specialist, technician, artist, and vegan chef. He is an award-winning and experienced filmmaker with a long history of socially engaged cinema and a comprehensive body of work. He is a highly skilled and versatile individual with a wide range of interests, including pedagogy methods, socially relevant content, and vegan cooking.

Mazen Hachem

Mazen Hachem

Mazen Hachem, a passionate storyteller, was born and raised in Lebanon and attended Detroit Film School. He believes that a picture can tell a thousand words, and he has been a cameraman, director of photography, and editor for 20 years, filming in over 20 countries. Mazen has covered major breaking international news stories, including wars and humanitarian crises. He has worked on feature films, short films, corporate videos, TV commercials, and documentaries for Al Jazeera Network, Discovery Channel, UNICEF, UNHCR, VICE, and MBC. Although he likes to call himself old-school and has filmed on 16mm and 35mm film, he is always up-to-date on the latest technology in the film industry.