The Best of NFMLA awards are in.

Congratulations to Sweet Refuge (directed by Maryam Mir) – winner of Best International Short Film, Comedy and to Maha Al-Saati – winner of the Best Score Award for VHS Tape Replaced.

Sweet Refuge (directed by Maryam Mir) - winner of Best International Short Film at the Best of NFMLA Awards

Every December AFMI collaborates with New Filmmakers LA to bring short films from the MENA region to a wider audience with the InFocus: Arab Cinema program. Both award-winning films screened as part of the 2023 edition.

We are thrilled to see these talented filmmakers recognized among 130 nominees across 16 categories. Find the complete list of winners here.