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  • The Day I Lost My Shadow

    Spring Grant 2012 - Development Stage

    Sana is a young mother struggling to raise her eight-year-old child in war-torn Syria in 2012.…

    Soudade Kaadan / Syria, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Even Donkeys Have Remorse

    Spring Grant 2011 - Development Stage

    Inside a crumbling old house, Omar spends his days terrified of the outside, while Reem is pass…

    Shirin Abu Shaqra / Lebanon, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • A House in Jerusalem

    Spring Grants 2016 - Development Stage

    In the hope of fulfilling their life-long desire of living in the Holy Land, a Jewish American…

    Muayad Alayan / Palestine, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • The Key

    Fall Grants 2016 - Production Stage

    Fathi Moftah, a child refugee, is obsessed with collecting keys. One day, while he is working a…

    Ghassan Jaradat / Jordan, Germany, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • Ladder to Damascus

    Spring Grant 2011 - Production Stage

    Ghalia moves to Damascus to study acting and rents a room in a traditional courtyard house, whe…

    Mohamad Malas / Syria, Lebanon, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Language

    Fall Grant 2015 - Production Stage

    Used to reading and printing Braille, a blind man in Baghdad becomes a giant and finds he can “…

    Mortada Gzar / Iraq, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • Last Day at Home

    Spring Grants 2017 - Production Stage

    A 12- year-old boy has just moved to Doha with his parents. To avoid dealing with the changes t…

    Noor Al-Nasr / Qatar / Short Narrative

  • Multicoloured Bahtan

    Fall Grants 2016 - Development Stage

    Emotionless Bahtan meets hyperactive Felfella and together they discover the secrets behind Bah…

    Nermeen Salem / Egypt, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • The Mute

    Fall Grants 2017 - Development Stage

    In 1960s Qatar, Mama Looloo lives alone as she builds a spaceship in the middle of her living r…

    Thamer Al-Thani / Qatar / Short Narrative

  • My Love Awaits Me by the Sea

    Fall Grant 2011 - Production Stage

    ‘My Love Awaits Me by the Sea’ is a poetic documentary that narrates the story of its director,…

    Mais Darwazah / Jordan, Palestine, Qatar, Germany / Feature Documentary

  • Night

    Spring Grants 2017 - Production Stage

    While searching for sleepless souls, a storyteller finds a woman standing in front of her door,…

    Ahmad Saleh / Palestine, Jordan, Germany, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • Queen of the Hoggar (working title)

    Spring Grant 2015 - Development Stage

    Kella, a young princess, and her elder sister are forced to leave their home because of war. Th…

    Muhannad Lamin / Libya, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Rest In Piece

    Spring Grants 2018 - Production Stage

    Shelling forces the 40-year-old Midyan to flee his homeland. He takes with him only his dearest…

    Antoine Antabi / Syria, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • Scales

    Fall Grant 2014 - Development Stage

    The only source of the food on the island is mermaid flesh. The only way to keep the food suppl…

    Shahad Ameen / Saudi Arabia, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • That Which Is Coming

    Spring Grant 2012 - Production Stage

    ‘That Which Is Coming’ is an experimental video installation shot with a Phantom camera. It exp…

    Sophia Al-Maria / Qatar / Short Experimental or Essay

  • The Time Tree

    Fall Grants 2017 - Production Stage

    Based on the children’s novel by the best-selling author Enid Richemont, 'The Time Tree' is a s…

    Celine Cotran / Lebanon, United Kingdom, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • Waves '98

    Spring Grant 2014 - Production Stage

    The complex relationship of contemporary Beirutis to their troubled home city is beautifully im…

    Ely Dagher / Lebanon, Qatar / Short Narrative