Cyril Aris is a Lebanese Director & Screenwriter, with an MFA from Columbia University in the City of New York, currently in post-production for The Swing (2017), his first feature documentary, recipient of a post-production grant from AFAC, and in development for his first fiction feature The White Gloves. His last short film, The President’s Visit, was a recipient of grants from the Doha Film Institute, the Katharina Otto-Bernstein Film Fund and the Ministry of Culture of Lebanon. Previous credit include short film Siham (2013), jury award at the 20th Palm Springs International ShortFest, LBC’s TV series Beirut, I Love You (2011, 2012), and Yahoo’s web-series Fasateen (2012). Apart from directing, Cyril has produced Submarine (2016), directed by Mounia Akl, which was in the official selections of Cannes (Cinéfondation), TIFF, SxSW and won a jury prize at the Dubai International Film Festival. Cyril taught Film at Columbia University, Barnard College, and NHSI at Northwestern University.