Beirut, Lebanon 23 - 25 August 2019

Announcing the Winners

After much deliberation, our distinguished panel of judges has selected this year’s winning films. Congratulations to all of the filmmakers and teams who participated. We are proud to announce our winners.

Kudos to Ta2ach fa2ach for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film Wish We Could - كان عبالي will go on to represent Beirut against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.

1st Place: Best Film of 2019

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

Required Elements

  • Character: هادي أو حياة مراد كاتب/ كاتبة (Hadi or Hayat Mrad, Author)
  • Prop: نصف صورة محروقة (A half burnt photograph)
  • Line: "ما حدا حينام الليلة" ("No one shall sleep tonight.")

Audience Favorite

The Promise by Deer B-lack

Best Writing

Drifted by Aura

Best Editing

Drifted by Aura

Best Directing

Best Cinematography

Best Musical Score

Best Actor

Ahmad Ramadan Hayat by FilmGeeks

Best Actress

Randa Kaadi Wish We Could - كان عبالي by Ta2ach fa2ach

Best Set Design

Best Make Up

The last life - آخر حياة by Mistra

Best Use of Character

Crisis in Five Scenes by Sundry

Best Use of Prop

Best Use of Line

Crisis in Five Scenes by Sundry

2019 Film List

  • Crisis in Five Scenes by Sundry
  • De Loin by Kajeluca

    An Author spies on her neighbor to fuel her writing, until she develops a personal connection with him.

  • Drifted by Aura

    a group of friends are trying to solve the disappearance of their friend on New Year's Eve

  • Fly High - طيري by Asteri
  • Hayat by FilmGeeks

    A mother who was burnt by mistake and planted by her husband, who tries to convince his son that he should be planted alive, wrote a book about planting the living, to keep on living.

  • Mishwarna مشوارنا by LOYAC team

    three estranged siblings go on a road trip to find out the truth about their mother.

  • The Confession by Studio LF

    When a man died, a detective tried to find the murderer within his family.

  • The last life - آخر حياة by Mistra
  • the last scene by MASAR group

    we can write and act but we are stuck with the same ending

  • The other side by Outsiders

    A girl lost her parents in the war. She is stuck in her own thoughts about war and politicians. She can't get through her own prison until she drops off her useless research about the past.

  • The Promise by Deer B-lack
  • The Story by Filmspire

    In this film is a mix of reality and fantasy, as author Hayat Mrad tries to create a better life for her family. In her novel is a fantasy of the life she could have with her husband and 2 children filled with laughter and joy, as well as lavish clothes and property; but can Hayat truly distinguish fact from fiction? Is there a distinction, at all...?

  • The Tempter by Hona Beirut

    An aspiring author is forced by his father to work in the family business until his dark side arises.

  • Wish We Could - كان عبالي by Ta2ach fa2ach

    Hayat finds herself roaming in a series of her mother’s unfulfilled wants.

  • بخاطرك يا رفيقي / Good Bye My Friend by One

    لكل صديقٍ صديق

  • تفاحتين by TeamWerks

    During a writer's block, the door goes knock knock knock.

  • حرب بالحبر by production س

    An author writes a story end that turns out to be his end.

  • ركزي معي شوي by GoSlowly

    A failed writer tries to find ways to end his life without breaking his mother's heart.

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