Cinephilia Productions is a space of inventive possibilities and novel ventures. It is a progressive approach at independent cinema that centers on perpetual versatility.

Cinephilia is an incubator project founded in New York City in 2010 by American-Lebanese film director Darine Hotait. Cinephilia is dedicated to the development of filmmakers from the Middle East and Africa through its various initiatives that occupy the space between ideation and production. 

Cinephilia is a platform designed to embody cinema as a genuine art form.  


Our approach to storytelling bridges literature and cinema by focusing on genres such as:

AUTEUR
BIOPIC
CEREBRAL
SCIENCE FICTION
AVANT-GARDE POETRY
LITERARY ADAPTATION