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Pierre Sarraf

Pierre Sarraf




Interchange Participant 2011


Pierre Sarraf is one of the founding partners of “..né.à Beyrouth”, the Beirut-based film development and production company.

Born in Beirut in 1975, Pierre grew up in a city divided by civil war. In 1990, he emigrated to Italy, France then Canada to study Biochemistry and Business Management (MBA). After a few years of professional experience, he returned to Beirut in 2003 to set up “..né.à Beyrouth” Production which develop, co-produce and line produce fiction films (short and long). His last project as co-producer is CAPERNAUM by Nadine labaki, which won the Jury Award at Cannes Film festival 2018 and was nominated at the OSCARS, BAFTA and GOLDEN GLOBES in the Foreign Film category.
Pierre Sarraf is also teaching Cinema Production at ALBA university.

company profile

né.à Beyrouth began as an annual Lebanese film festival, organized in 2001. Rooted at the center of the film culture in Lebanon, our festivals grew to become a showcase hub for Lebanese filmmakers.
After having played a key role in the Lebanese film scene, the producers and directors of the né.à Beyrouth family decided to produce films themselves, under the same name, two years later. The team sought to support the blossoming Lebanese up-and-coming talents by actively contributing to this very culture.
With a homegrown flavor, an intimate environment, and an ongoing thirst to seep into new grounds, né.à Beyrouth continues to rise while staying tied to its rich Beiruti roots.