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Hania Mroué

Distributeur/trice, Directeur/trice de festival, Programmateur/trice, Directeur/trice Général


Directrice de Festival de cinéma, programmatrice et distributrice libanaise.


Lebanese film programmer and distributor.

Hania Mroué is a film programmer and distributor. In 2006, she founded and became director of Metropolis Cinema, the only art house movie theatre in Lebanon, and in 2010, she established MC Distribution, a company dedicated to selling and distributing Arab and international independent titles in the MENA region.
She is a founding member of the association Beirut DC, created in 1998 to promote and support independent Arab films, and she has been the Managing Director of Beirut DC’s Arab film festival Ayam Beirut Al Cinema’iya for the past ten years. From 2010 to 2012, she was Chief Arab Programmer at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival.

She has served as a jury member at several prestigious film festivals, including Semaine de la Critique, Festival de Cannes (2017); Berlinale (First Feature Award) (2012); Adelaide International Film Festival (2017) and Malatya International Film Festival (2014). She has also been a jury member for the Arab Film Prize for the Robert Bosch Stiftung (2013-present).

Mroué received a degree in economics from the Université Saint-Joseph in Beirut (1996) and went on to acquire a diploma in cinema production (1998).

Mroué was born in 1975 in Beirut, where she continues to live and work.