FILMS IN COMPETITION
8 YEARS By ZIAD MAZRAANY

LEBANON - 2021
Duration : 11:40

Najla is still living in her childhood: the last images in her memory are aged 8 years old. War, childhood events, passion for cinema, all these phases are mixed in her heart and brain. Nothing can awaken them except Ziad who takes care of her and who decides to use cinema in order to let her memorize and remember one of the turning points in her life: her holy communion.


Director’s biography


ZIAD MAZRAANY

A Photographer, Filmmaker & Creative Editor based in North Lebanon. With a passion for photography that turned into a career in filmmaking.

I have won awards at International Photography Contest 2020 in Russia "100 Best Photos Of The Year", International Independent Festival in Italy, Best Poster, Best Women Portrait in LA. My photos are featured in Vogue Italia - PhotoVogue-, Mob Journal Magazine- NEW WAVE ISSUE, Malvie French Magazine, Avessa Magazine, IntraMagazine (Cover and Back Cover), MenCruze Magazine, Mob Journal Magazine - QUARANTINE EDITION 2020 (Cover Photo), Art of Portrait Magazine and more.

Moreover, I am a Filter Creator for Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat and was featured in the Top 100 Filter Creator in the World.

I was the runner-up at SundanceTV Shorts Competition in the MENA region for my Short film "Huit Ans - 8 Years" and was officially selected in many festivals.

Through my work, I focus on showcasing the stories of different people with diverse backgrounds. Their stories inspire me to continue tapping endlessly into my creativity thus creating media that stirs people's emotions.