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Georges Schoucair

Georges Schoucair


Production, Financial Consulting / Investor


Jury 2017


Over his 10+ years of experience, Georges has developed and produced critically acclaimed [and award-winning] independent movies and has actively contributed to the establishment of an attractive and globally acknowledged environment for film investments in Lebanon and to the development of the Lebanese cinema, one of the most promising cinemas being created in the Middle-East today.
As a producer, Georges was able to develop strong relationships with prominent Arab and International film professionals and has closely worked with award winning directors (such as Kaouthar Ben Hania, Ivo Ferreira, Alain Gomis, Khalil Joreige, Joana Hadjithomas, Mohammad Malas, Lucretia Martel, Asli Ozge, Rafi Pitts, Ghassan Salhab, Bill Plympton, Apichatpong Weerasethakul) and internationally recognized actors (such as Catherine Deneuve, Pierre Richard, Nadine Labaki, Nada Abou Farhat, Diamand Bou Abboud). His films have been exhibited at international film festivals such as Cannes, Berlinale, Toronto, Locarno, Karlovy Vary…
In parallel to Abbout Productions, Georges founded MC Distribution, a distribution company which releases Arab and international films in the Middle-East, and has been since 2008 the active vice-president of Metropolis, a differentiated art house cinema venture in Beirut. His most recent endeavour is Schortcut Films, which objective is to identify and invest in high quality international independent films.

company profile

Schortcut Films is a company dedicated to financing and producing international auteur driven feature films.
It aims to support independent films, which powerful stories can appeal to a wide audience.