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  • Amateurs, Stars and Extras, or the Labor of Love

    Fall Grant 2012 - Production Stage

    This experimental documentary examines the commercial television and film industries. It looks…

    Marwa Arsanios / Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Asphalt

    Spring Grant 2011 - Development Stage

    'Asphalt' delves into the lives of two truck drivers on the road, crossing borders, towns and c…

    Ali Hammoud / Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Champ of the Camp

    Fall Grant 2012 - Production Stage

    Hailed by critics world-wide for its entertaining yet sympathetic look at the labour issue in t…

    Mahmoud Kaabour / United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Cinema Palestine

    Fall Grant 2011 - Production Stage

    This film will focus on the ‘fourth wave’ of Palestinian cinema, running from 1980 to the prese…

    Tim Schwab / Palestine, Canada, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • The Coming Attraction

    Spring Grant 2013 - Production Stage

    An abandoned movie theatre. Sound and image buried in dust. A waft of light spills over broken…

    Nidal Al Dibs / Egypt, Qatar, Syria / Feature Documentary

  • Crayons of Askalan

    Fall Grant 2011 - Post-Production Stage

    A creative documentary based on the powerful story of the Palestinian artist Zuhdi Al Adawi. IN…

    Laila Hotait Salas / Lebanon, Spain, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Cursed Be the Phosphate

    Spring Grant 2012 - Post-Production Stage

    On 5 January 2008, a sit-in organised by a group of unemployed youths in front of the town hall…

    Sami Tlili / Tunisia, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Damascus My First Kiss

    Spring Grant 2011 - Post-Production Stage

    When I got my first period, my mother kissed me and said with a smile: “Now you are a woman. Yo…

    Lina Alabed / Syria, Lebanon, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • A Deep Long Breath

    Fall Grant 2011 - Post-Production Stage

    In 18 days, the January 25 Egyptian Revolution toppled a three-decade-old dictatorship and Egyp…

    Tahani Rached / Egypt, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Democracy Year Zero

    Fall Grant 2012 - Post-Production Stage

    Four weeks. That is how long it took the Tunisian people to overthrow the dictator Zine El Abid…

    Amira Chebli, Christophe Cotteret / Tunisia, Belgium, France, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Dona Césaria

    Spring Grant 2011 - Development Stage

    Césaria Evora is an internationally renowned singer whose voice rings with the culture, ambienc…

    Dima Al-Joundi / Lebanon, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Egyptian Jeanne d'Arc

    Spring Grant 2013 - Production Stage

    ‘Egyptian Jeanne d’Arc’ is a creative documentary that explores issues of female emancipation i…

    Iman Kamel / Kuwait, Egypt, Germany, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Embers

    Spring Grant 2012 - Post-Production Stage

    A dialogue between two generations is represented by Tamara, the grandchild of an older Tamara…

    Tamara Stepanyan / Armenia, Lebanon, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Fidaï

    Spring Grant 2011 - Production Stage

    During the war in Algeria, El Hadi, the great uncle of filmmaker Damien Ounouri joined his sist…

    Damien Ounouri / Algeria, France, China, Germany, United Kingdom, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • The Foreign Son

    Spring Grant 2013 - Production Stage

    Answering the call of his homeland, of which he retains only childhood memories, 50-year-old Om…

    Abdallah Badis / France, Qatar, Algeria / Feature Documentary

  • Freedom Fields

    Spring Grant 2012 - Development Stage

    In post-revolution Libya, a group of women are brought together by one dream: to play football…

    Naziha Arebi / Libya, United Kingdom, United States of America, Netherlands, Canada, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Gaddafi's Girls

    Fall Grant 2012 - Development Stage

    Known as the Amazons or Revolutionary Nuns, they were personally selected by Colonel Gaddafi fo…

    Sylvia Stevens / Libya, United Kingdom, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Gaza 36mm

    Spring Grant 2012 - Production Stage

    There are no longer any cinemas in Gaza due to the force of fundamentalist Islam, which sees th…

    Khalil El-Muzayen / Palestine, Netherlands, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Grandma, a Thousand Times

    Fall Grant 2010 - Post-Production Stage

    'Grandma, a Thousand Times’ puts a feisty Beiruti grandmother at the centre of brave film exerc…

    Mahmoud Kaabour / Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Home Sweet Home

    Fall Grant 2011 - Production Stage

    The filmmaker’s father spent 40 years as the director of a secular school he founded in Beirut’…

    Nadine Naous / France, Lebanon, Qatar / Feature Documentary