Under the imminent threat of Lebanon’s 2015 garbage crisis, Hala, a wild child inside of a woman, is the only one to refuse evacuation, clinging to whatever remains of home. "Submarine" is this week's Staff Pick Premiere! Read more about it here: Official Selection at the: - 69th Cannes Film Festival, Cinefondation Category | World Premiere - 41st Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), 2016 | North American Premiere - 13th Dubai International Film Festival 2016 | MENA Premiere - 30th South By Southwest Film Festival, 2017 - 61st Valladolid International Film Festival (SEMINCI), Spain 2016 - 24th Hamptons International Film Festival 2016 | US Premiere - 45th Festival Du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal, Canada 2016 - 38th Cinemed Film Festival, Montpellier, France 2016 - 48th Nashville Film Festival, USA 2017 - 41st Atlanta Film Festival, USA 2017 - 57th Krakow Film Festival, Poland 2017 - 27th New Orleans Film Festival, USA 2016 - 10th Kustendorf Film Festival, Serbia 2017 - 23rd Palm Springs International ShortFest, California USA 2017 - 39th Denver Film Festival, USA 2016 - 29th FilmFest Dresden, Germany 2017 - 2017 Michael Moore's Traverse City Film Festival, Michigan USA 2017 - 9th Arab Film Festival “Beirut Cinema Days ”, Lebanon 2017 | Local Premiere & 50+ international film festivals AWARDS: - Muhr Jury Prize at the 13th Dubai International Film Festival, 2016 - Liberty Global Award Best Film at the 39th Denver Film Festival - Honorable Mention at the 41st Atlanta Film Festival, USA 2017 - Honorable Mention at the FIFOG Film Festival, Switzerland 2017 - UFVA KODAK Scholarship Award, 2016 - Best Director/Audience Choice Award/ Jury Selects at the 29th Columbia University Film Festival 2016 - IFP Award 2016 - James Bridges Production Grant Credits: Written and Directed by Mounia Akl Produced by Cyril Aris and Jinane Chaaya Co-written with Clara Roquet Director of Photography - Joe Saade Production Designer - Issa Kandil Music Composer - Paul Tyan Coproducer - Andrew Li Production Manager - Sonia Habib 1rst Assistant Director - Nay Tabbara Art Director - Hanady Medlej, Tara Sakhi Wardrobe - Michella Bteiche Assistant Wardrobe - Line Itani Casting Director - Petra Serhal Assistant Casting Director - Ghina Abboud Sound Mixer - Rawad Hobeika Boom Operator - Jad Asmar & Elie Karam 1st AC - Jad Tannous Make-up and SFX - Elie Boudjok Sound Designer - Cedric Kayem Colorist - Belal Hibri Editors - George Sikharulidze and Mounia Akl Executive producer - Lynn Raphael, Lee Posalino, Candice Abela Mikati Associate Producer - Farid El Khalil, Selim Mouzannar, Amal Traboulsi, Hala Akl Questa