A French-Lebanese film depicting the secret passion of a migrant worker in Beirut won the top prize Monday for one of Asia's largest short film festivals.

"Warsha" by Lebanese-Canadian director Dania Bdeir received the George Lucas Award, also known as the Grand Prix award, at this year's Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, which concluded its two-week run of screenings at venues across Tokyo.

The roughly 16-minute short follows a crane operator working in Beirut who one day volunteers to take on one of the most dangerous cranes in Lebanon, during which he discovers a newfound sense of freedom.