Two Lebanese brothers and YouTubers were announced as the winners of the Best Documentary Award in Australia’s 8th Annual International SmartFone Flick Fest (SF3).
9-years-old Oliver and 5-years-old Lucas are two entertaining kids who are taking the internet by storm with their educational YouTube videos reaching thousands of views from fans around the world.
Their Youtube channel, Oliver and Lucas – Educational Videos for Kids, was reviewed by the Melbourne-based Herald Sun as “Melbourne’s best lockdown videos.”
Early in 2022, both Oliver and Lucas traveled to West Africa and Lebanon to film a series of episodes reflecting on the fascinating cultures of Lebanon and Liberia.
The two brothers shared the history of Baalbek, the Castle of Moussa, and even attended a traditional Liberian wedding.
Upon their return, they submitted the winning “The Magic in Liberia” episode as a short movie to the SmartPhone Flick Fest (SF3), a smartphone film festival for filmmakers coming from all ages.
Initially meant to reduce her kids’ frustration during the Melbourne lockdown, their mother put them to do fun activities which eventually turned into a now-acclaimed Youtube channel.
Here is The Magic in Liberia video that led them to be the winners in Australia’s International SmartFone Flick Fest: