Beirut, Lebanon 20 - 22 June 2014

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 M 23 for winning Best Film of 2014. Their film Soldier 888 will go on to represent Beirut against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2015.


1st Place: Best Film of 2014

Soldier 888 by M 23

2nd Place: Best Film of 2014

Farah Daw by PABEL Film Prod

3rd Place: Best Film of 2014

Bob 74 by Yellow Taste

Required Elements

  • Character: Wadeé or Wafaa Dou, Yoga teacher
  • Prop: a black marker
  • Line: "Scratch my back and I'll scratch yours."

Best Writing

Farah Daw by PABEL Film Prod

Best Editing

Soldier 888 by M 23

IISH by qarna-beat

Best Directing

Soldier 888 by M 23

Bob 74 by Yellow Taste

Best Cinematography

Bob 74 by Yellow Taste

IISH by qarna-beat

Honorable Mention
Soldier 888 by M 23

Best Sound Design

Soldier 888 by M 23

Best Acting

Farah Daw by PABEL Film Prod

Best Ensemble Acting

Bob 74 by Yellow Taste

Best Special Effects

Soldier 888 by M 23

Best Costumes

Abbad Untha by JUJUNE

Soldier 888 by M 23

Best Use of Character

Farah Daw by PABEL Film Prod

Best Use of Prop

Farah Daw by PABEL Film Prod

Best Use of Line

Abbad Untha by JUJUNE

Best Use of Genre

Mariam's Dinner Tabl by Soap

2014 Film List

  • Abbad Untha by JUJUNE
  • Akh 3a Wadi by Verse Films

    A young girl writes in her diary about a day full of mishaps and lucky encounters with her neighbour

  • Bob 74 by Yellow Taste
  • EUNUCH by Arthropology

    A story of psychological violence

  • Farah Daw by PABEL Film Prod

    We all go through this stage, were boredom is killing us. Life has its way to bring us back to her.

  • IISH by qarna-beat
  • Mariam's Dinner Tabl by Soap
  • Soldier 888 by M 23

    Decode Your Past

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