Beirut International Women Film Festival (2024) – Winner: Golden Tanit of Beirut: Best International Feature Documentary

Cinemed Film Festival, France (2023) – Winner: Special Jury Mention

DOC NYC (2023) – Nominated: Grand Jury Prize: International Competition

DokuBaku International Documentary Film Festival, Azerbaijan (2023) – Winner: Jury Prize

Festival Dei Popoli, Italy (2023) – Winner: Award

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic (2023) – Nominated: Crystal Globe: Special Jury Mention

London Film Festival (2023) – Nominated: Grierson Award: Documentary Film

MedFilm Festival, Italy (2023) – Winner: University Jury Award: Best Film

MedFilm Festival, Italy (2023) – Winner: Best Film Award

Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival – Nominated: Ulysses Award Special Mention

Mostra de Valencia, Spain (2023) – Winner: Audience Award

Rome MedFilm Festival (2023) – Winner: Collateral Awards University Jury: Best Feature Film

Rome MedFilm Festival, Italy (2023) – Winner: Best Film Amore and Psiche Award: Feature Film Competition

Rome MedFilm Festival, Italy (2023) – Winner: Piuculture Award: Best Film

True/False Film Fest (2024) – Nominated: True Vision Award: Documentary

Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Hungary (2023) – Winner: Main Prize (Viewfinder competition)

16DLSV Feature International
African Premiere SA Premiere

Film Poster

When a massive explosion hit the port of Beirut in August 2020, destroying a large part of Lebanon’s capital, it was yet another blow to a city that has been witness to its own destruction seemingly countless times. For the director and crew of the feature film Costa Brava, it presented the existential challenge of whether to continue with the production of their movie or abandon it. Torn between their belief in the power of cinema to affect change and a deep cynicism that Lebanon will never transcend its social turmoil and political corruption, they decide to forge ahead. Dancing on the Edge of a Volcano is a chronicle of their struggle to get the film made. Burning with both the frustration of living under a corrupt regime and the resilient spirit of the Lebanese people, this is a powerful companion piece to the original film, and a remarkable work in its own right.