After four days of amazing films, Miami audiences have voted CAPERNAUM as the winner of the Gigi Guermont Audience Award. Directed by Nadine Labaki, the film’s politically-fueled drama has a unique storyline that brings attention to the issues of children in Beirut’s slums.

The film was also winner of the Jury Prize at 2018 Cannes Film Festival and is Lebanon’s official entry for the 2019 Academy Awards.

Still from CAPERNAUM

Thank you to all our amazing patrons and sponsors for joining us for GEMS 2018. We look forward to seeing you again for the 36th annual edition of Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival, happening March 1–10, 2019. Check out some of our favorite moments from this weekend!

Bárbara Lennie at GEMS 2018 with her Precious Gem Award.