Lili Matta earned a B.A. in Audio-Visual studies from Saint-Joseph University, in Beirut, Lebanon in 1998. She moved to Los Angeles in 2000 where she attended Loyola Marymount University, and graduated with honors with a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Film Production.
Lili has written, directed and produced several projects including a first feature, short movies, and music videos. Her short Film “Born in Beirut”, made in 2002 at Loyola Marymount University has earned several awards, such as: Princess Grace nomination, Samuel Z. Arkoff award, DGA - LMU best student film, best short at Santa Clarita film festival, best short at Dances with Films festival, jury and audience award at Dahlonega film festival. In 2003, Lili wrote, produced and directed her short graduation film “Reverberation”. In 2004, Lili got a one year paid internship at Sony pictures. She also taught International and European film classes at Loyola Marymount University (LMU extension) from 2005 to 2009.
In 2014, Lili wrote, produced and directed her first low budget feature film “Life gets in the way”. The film was a finalist in several film festivals, including the Women International Film Festival in Miami, Florida, the Saint-Tropez International Film Festival and the Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival.