Elie Kamal was born in Beirut, Lebanon. As a child, he often dreamed of becoming a pilot. Instead, he became a filmmaker, finding his true passion in letting his imagination fly differently. He started off his cinematic education at the Saint Joseph University in Beirut, which he later refined at the INSAS in Brussels-Belgium, in addition to scholarships and workshops held by renowned cinematographers: for instance he was selected to represent the middle east to attend a masterclass under the supervision of Vimos Zsigmond A.S.C., and is a Berlinale Talent alumni.

Today, Elie pursues his passion for cinematography by working his way through short and feature films and documentaries. In 2011, he was entrusted to film and work the stereography of one of the first 3D feature films in the MENA region.

He also challenges himself by developing and directing his own films, slowly but surely developing his craft. His directorial debut took place in 2010 with "2 ½", a short film that participated in numerous film festivals and won him the FIPRESCI award at the 7th Edition of the Dubai International Film Festival. His second short film "Revoltango", was just completed, and is having its world premiere competing at this year's edition of the same festival in Dubai; combining both his passions for the silver screen and for the tango artforms. He is currently developing his first feature documentary, "Beirut Terminus" (working title), expected at the end of 2016.


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