CONTACT : hello[at]elydagher.com


    Ely Dagher is and artist/film-maker working with different mediums and producing work that intertwines on different levels. His work focuses on the layering and constructing of multiple narratives across film, painting and installation.
Drawing from his upbringing in Lebanon and his current situation, his work explores the correlation and possibilities created through the play between cultures, histories and fiction. Ely’s artworks function as an extension to his interrogations, joggling between different points of identification and visual structures, from surrealism, science fiction and the occult.
His latest short film “WAVES‘98″ (2015) was awarded the short film Palme D’Or at the 68th Cannes Film Festival.  His films have been awarded at numerous international film festivals.
He Graduated with distinction from the MA in New media and contemporary Art Studies from Goldsmiths College in London.  In 2011 Ely founded BeaverAndBeaver production studio to tackle different projects.


2015 WAVES ’98, Short fiction 15 min
2013 The Cooler, Short fiction 4min
2007 Beirut, Short fiction 5 min

2015 Won,  “WAVES ’98”, Short Film Palme D’or, Cannes film festival.
2015 Won,  “WAVES ’98”, Short Film Bayard D’or, Festival intl. du film francophone de Namur.
2015 Won,  “WAVES ’98”, Short animated Film Silver Plaque, Chicago international film festival .
2015 Nominated,  “WAVES ’98”, Toronto Intl. film festival.
2015 Nominated,  “WAVES ’98”, Dubai Intl. film festival.
2015 Nominated,  “WAVES ’98”, Karlovy Vary Intl. film festival.
2013 Exhibition,   “Stardust Afterall” , Group Exhibition at 6:05.
2012 Won,  “48h film comp” -”The Cooler” short Mockumentary, Best Editing.
2012 Won,  “48h film comp” -”The Cooler” short Mockumentary, Best Cast.
2009 Masterclass,   “Cinéma et imaginaire(s)”-Screening and Speaker on
“Figures mythiques et imaginaires de l’espace méditerranéen”
Sophia Antipolis, Nice, FRANCE, 2009.
2009 Exhibition,   “Holiday Inn Apologue” – installation  Truman brewery.
2008 Publication,   “Lebanese Film Festival” – Dvd compilation – né.à Beyrouth.
2008 Won,  “Beirut”, Best Animated FIlm, Bitfilm fest, Hamburg.

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