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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 among others, as well as being selected as the recipient of the 6th Annual Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship in 2019.



  • Winner of the 6th Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship

  • Writers for Writers - finalist

  • Filmmatic Screenwriting Awards - Finalist

  • ISA FAST TRACK - 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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