Past Winners

Best of the Best

  • 2017 – “Ayny” by Ahmad Saleh
  • 2016 – “Unfinished Tales: Fool’s Paradise” by Hussam Ismail
  • 2015 – “With Thy Spirit” by Karim Rahbani
  • 2014  – “Et je vole” by Manon Nammour
  • 2013 – “Studio Beirut” by Moktar Beyrouth
  • 2012 – “The Last Hour” – by Roua Al Azzawi
  • 2011 – “Aziz” by Shaerif Wahba
  • 2010 – “Talk to the Brain” by Naji Bechara

Best Documentary

  • 2017 – “Story of Fatat” by Ibrahim Harb
  • 2016 – “The Sheikh of Mussafah” by Waleed Al Madani
  • 2015 – “The Living of the Pigeons” by Baha Abu Shahab
  • 2014 – “Burhan Kashour” by Mohammed Al Fateh
  • 2013 – “Dreams in their Eyes” by Abeer Al Marzouqi, Khawla Al Maamari & Ayesha Al Amri
  • 2012 – “Living on the Nile” by Mohamad Elwassafy
  • 2011 – “Om Al Kheir” by Montamy Sharha, and
  • 2011 – “Sawaleef” by Osama Namrouqa
  • 2010 – “Lady or the Rosary” by Abdullah Shaheen

Best Narration

  • 2017 – “My Dear Home With Love” by Aisha AlZaabi
  • 2016 – “The Salt Man” by Seyed Sajad Moosavi
  • 2015 – “That Day in September” by Karim Jaafar
  • 2014 – “Memex” by Gaelle Sassine
  • 2013 – “Studio Beirut” by Moktar Beyrouth
  • 2012 – “His Name is a long Story” by Christel Whaiby
  • 2011 – “4 Walls” by Ibrahim Hodroj
  • 2010 – “Bitter Days” by Amjad Al Rasheed

Best Animation

  • 2017 – “Unfinished Tales: The Alchemist” by Hussam Ismail
  • 2016 – “Le voleur de casseroles” by Nicolas Fattouh
  • 2015 – “The Dice Player” by Nissmah Roshdy
  • 2014 – “House” by Ahmad Saleh
  • 2012 – “Our Farm” by Safaa Al Katheeri & Fatema Al Hashemi
  • 2011 – “One upon a feather” by Gaby Melky

twofour54 Emerging Filmmaker Award

  • 2017 – “Finding Myself” by Maryam Khalid Obaid
  • 2016 – “Made of Clay” by Fayssal Bensahli

Happiness, Positivity & Tolerance Award

  • 2017 – “Hartom” by Arkus

NYFA/ZUMEFF Aspiring Filmmaker Award (until 2015)

  • 2015 – “The Final Chapter” by Mohammed Luqman & Saleh bin Hallabi
  • 2014 – “Dates” by Fatma Alghanim
  • 2013 – “Need for Speed” by Aisha Al Kaabi
  • 2012 – “The Confined Hope” by Mohammed Swaidan
  • 2011 – “11:00 PM” by Khalid al Abdulla