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

- 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

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