release date February 18 2018
Director Mira Shaib's Short Film Lilacs Vies at the Aswan International Women Film Festival
With the attendance of the film's director Mira Shaib, short film Lilacs is landing its Egyptian premiere at the 2nd Aswan International Women Film Festival (AIWFF) (20 - 26 February) within the festival's Official Short Films Competition. The AIWFF is supported by the ministries of Culture and Tourism of Egypt and the National Council for Women.

Lilacs follows the story of Hanna, a melancholic woman who comes to Lebanon after 12 years absence. She wants to find her twin brother Firas who has been kidnapped during the Lebanese Civil War. The film stars Wafaa Halawi, Faek Hmaisy, and Aliya Khalidi.

Lilacs is produced by Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg (Germany) and 4th Wall Productions (Jordan) of producer Aya Naboulsi, and supported by Robert Bosch Stiftung (Germany). MAD Solutions is handling the film's distribution through the Arab world.

Lebanese director Mira Shaib is graduated from the American University in Beirut with a BA in Communication Arts- TV/Film. Directly after graduating in 2015, Mira received a full scholarship and grant from Robert Bosch Stiftung to attend six months at Filmakadmie Baden-Wurttemberg. Mira is currently working at as Video Producer, also freelancing as an Assistant Director and a Videographer.

Screening Times of Lilacs at the 2nd Aswan International Women Film Festival (AIWFF) (GMT+2)
Sunday, 25 February at 03:00 pm at the Ikhnaton Hall, Helnan Cinema