Beirut, Lebanon 15 - 17 July 2016

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 2016. Their film Fur Sara will go on to represent Beirut against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

Fur Sara by M 23

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

Inked by TRI-VOLI

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

The Call by Not yet

Required Elements

  • Character: Safi - سافي or Sara - سارا Sam3an - سمعان, Organic Farmer - فلاح
  • Prop: A pen
  • Line: "What's on your mind? /// شو في عبالك؟"

Best Writing

Fur Sara by M 23

Best Editing

The Call by Not yet

Inked by TRI-VOLI

Best Directing

Inked by TRI-VOLI

Best Cinematography

Fur Sara by M 23

Best Actor

Hadi Bou Ayyach Inked by TRI-VOLI

Best Actress

Hiba Jouni Fur Sara by M 23

Best Costumes

Fur Sara by M 23

Best Use of Character

Fur Sara by M 23

Best Use of Line

Fur Sara by M 23

Best Use of Genre

Fur Sara by M 23

2016 Film List

  • Bi Hal Wa2it by بيت فلم
  • Fur Sara by M 23
  • Houses of Beirut by Pabel
  • Ikti7am by Mistra
  • Inked by TRI-VOLI
  • Pissing Me Off by LMP
  • The Call by Not yet
  • The Point by MP

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