The Lebanese Independent Film Festival LIFF Team 2020

Gauthier-Charbel RAAD

Director of LIFF

Gauthier-Charbel Raad is a French-Lebanese filmmaker and producer, living between Paris, Beirut and the United States. He graduated with two Masters in Production and Film Directing. Gauthier has participated in several festivals with his documentaries and short films and has won numerous awards. In 2018, created the Lebanese Independent Film Festival – LIFF in his homeland, the largest local and international film competition in Lebanon, despite censorship. Gauthier is also developing the Canadian subsidiary of LIFF: CIFF and is a founding member of the Lebanese Film Festival of France (FFLF).

Dineta Williams-Trigg

Dineta Williams-Trigg

CoDirector of LIFF

Dineta Williams-Trigg is an American Film, and Stage Actor. She is the owner, and  proprietor of Full Figure Productions, whose mission, is to positively affect every human soul that she makes contact with through her storytelling, and lots of hugs. She created her own film festival ‘A Night of Misfit Films’  in its fifth year, to provide other filmmakers the opportunity to screen unseen works. Dineta is extremely honored to be a part of The Lebanese Independent  Film Festival and truly believes that as creatives, “Our Voices Can Change The World”.

Charelle Abdalla LIFF


Festival Programmer

Cinema isn’t only for entertainment, it is a major educational tool and if used right, it could enhance an entire society. This is why LIFF encourages artists to express themselves fearlessly, through their art. I hope the LIFF community will expand to a vast platform of independent, talented and humble artists, serving one another and Art. 

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Lea Akiki LIFF


Assistant Producer

Coming from a background of production and filmmaking, I constantly seek what is challenging, exciting and out of the ordinary. I believe my role as an artist is to provide joy and inspiration to my community, and to push my fellow artists to take steps towards social progress. It is a pleasure for me to be part of LIFF’s family. I truly hope you enjoy it! Let the good times pop!

Halim Kassouf LIFF



Halim Rabih Kassouf is an Lebanese filmmaker, writer and editor. He also works as an editor at LIFF and Startup minute. He is also Known for his role as the Judge in a Lebanese theatre play “al-moufatech” Directed By “Michel Hourani. 

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