|Directed by||Ely Dagher|
|Produced by||Ely Dagher|
|Written by||Ely Dagher|
|Music by||Matthew Wilcock|
|Animation by||Ely Dagher|
Waves '98 tells the story of Omar, a high-school kid living in the northern suburb of Beirut in the late 1990s. Disillusioned with his life in the suburbs of segregated Beirut, Omar's discovery lures him into the depths of the city. Immersed into a world that is so close yet so isolated from his reality that he eventually finds himself struggling to keep his attachments, his sense of home.  The film is a meditiation on Dagher's relationship to Beirut, his hometown, since he has left it for Brussels.
- Cannes Film Festival - Short Film Palme d'Or (2015) - Won
Waves '98 is the first Lebanese film in the official competition at the Cannes Film Festival since Maroun Baghdadi won the Jury Prize for Hors La Vie in 1991. The film was shortlisted as one of 8 from a list of 4550 short film submissions. The film was awarded the Short Film Palme d'Or by Abderrahmane Sissako in a ceremony on May 24, 2015.
- Festival De Cannes | AWARDS - Short Film Palme d’or | http://www.festival-cannes.fr/en/article/62012.html
- Waves '98 | IMDB Plot Summary | https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4516050/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl
- The Arab Fund of Arts And Culture | Grantee News | http://www.arabculturefund.org/bulletin/article.php?genre=2&id=621#.VUXrA62qqko
- FIRST LOOK: Trailer for Ely Dagher’s Palme D’Or Nominated Lebanese Short Film Waves ’98 | 35mm From Beirut | http://35mmfrombeirut.com/relevant/waves98-trailer-ely-dagher-cannes-film-fesitval-palme-dor/
- Waves ’98: The Lebanese Short Film Nominated For A Palme D’Or At Cannes 2015 | http://stateofmind13.com/2015/04/28/waves-98-the-lebanese-short-film-nominated-for-a-palme-dor-at-cannes-2015/
- Waves ‘98: A Lebanese Short Movie Running For The “Palme d’Or” At Cannes Festival | BlogBaladi | http://blogbaladi.com/waves-98-a-lebanese-short-movie-running-for-the-palme-dor-at-cannes-festival/
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