The Lebanese Movie Awards, known as The LMAs, is an award ceremony recognizing the best Lebanese & International cinematic achievements in the filmmaking industry. The LMAs honors these films both in their artistic and technical aspects with categories including Best Motion Picture, Best Directing, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, among others.
The award was first presented in 2014, at Vox Cinemas, before moving in 2018 to The Casino Du Liban, a lush and luxurious venue hosting the ceremony so far, for two consecutive years. The LMAs is the first and only award ceremony for film in Lebanon.
The 5th edition of the LMAs was held on the 17th of April at Casino Du Liban, with 7 films competing in major categories, The Insult by Ziad Doueiri came out as the big winner with 5 awards including Best Picture. Mahbas took home two awards for Best Costume Design and Best Soundtrack and Tramontane picked up the award for Best Director.
Voting for the nominated films are members of the jury. They are carefully selected each year, the jury includes filmmakers, actors, music composers, film professionals and movie critics.
9 feature films are in competition for 2019, along with 3 documentaries and 5 independent shorts.
Is nothing short from what it has always been and forever will be, to believe in the magic of movies, and to honor those films who made us believe. Our work always strives on one thing: The Love Of Movies.
Art and above all art. We at the Lebanese Movie Award strive to recognize and honor the best artistic achievements in the local and international film industry regardless of the film’s scale and budget. And we aspire filmmakers to seek nothing but artistry, beauty and always to go after their visions.
We dream big; and in just six years The LMAs has become a benchmark in the local film industry. We hope that in the coming years we will be able to uphold our standards and continue to journey on with the magic of movies.