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About Elie

Elie Choufany got his B.A. in Film Studies in Beirut, Lebanon, after which he received an M.A. in Screenwriting from the London Film School in 2014.

He wrote his first TV series ‘Arabs in Space’ in Lebanon, after which he moved to Los Angeles, California in 2016, where he wrote his first animated feature-length film for LIONSGATE.

Elie has also written numerous short films, such as ‘The Dressmaker’, ‘Home Education’ and ‘Towards the Sun’, which have won 'Best Short Film' and 'Audience Choice Award' in Austin Film Festival in 2017 among others, as well as being selected as a semi-finalist for the NBC Short Film Fest in 2018.

In addition, his feature script ‘Outcast’ has been selected as a finalist at the ‘Filmmatic Screenwriting Awards’ in 2018 and his short film ‘Wander’ is currently a quarter-finalist for the ScreenCraft Film Fund 2018.



  • Filmmatic Screenwriting Awards - Finalist

  • ISA FAST TRACK - Finalist

  • ScreenCraft Film Fund

  • NBCUniversal Short Film Festival - Semi-finalist

  • Best Student Short Film - Austin Film Festival

  • Hiscox Audience Choice Award - Austin Film Festival


  • The London Film School

  • The New York Film Academy

  • The Lebanese Film Academy

  • The Holy Spirit University

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