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Film Funding

  • Aya

    Spring Grant 2015 - Production Stage

    Seven-year-old Aya lives in an inner-city neighbourhood of Marseille. Intelligent and obsessed…

    Moufida Fedhila / Tunisia, France, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • Batata

    Spring Grant 2015 - Production Stage

    The story of BATATA starts in the year 2009, in the beautiful fields of the Bekka Valley, where…

    Noura Kevorkian / Lebanon, Canada, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Beauty and the Dogs

    Fall Grants 2016 - Post-Production Stage

    Mariam is a young Tunisian student, beautiful like a flower. One night, all she wants to do is…

    Kaouther Ben Hania / Tunisia, France, Sweden, Norway, Lebanon, Switzerland, Germany, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Beit Byoot

    Fall Grants 2017 - Production Stage

    Jameela is an adorable eight-year-old girl who arrives at the perfect pastel playground with he…

    Mayar Hamdan / Jordan, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • Born in the Maelstrom

    Spring Grants 2016 - Production Stage

    Inspired by the novel ‘Naissance de Rebecca à l’ère des tourments’ by Québécoise author Marie-C…

    Meryam Joobeur / Tunisia, Canada, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • Chaos

    Fall Grants 2017 - Production Stage

    ‘Chaos’ narrates the story of three women in three cities – three women who have given up on li…

    Sara Fattahi / Syria, Austria, 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

  • Daoud's Winter

    Fall Grants 2016 - Production Stage

    Iraq, winter 1988. Daoud, a young man from Baghdad, is drafted into the war with Iran. At the f…

    Koutaiba Al-Janabi / Iraq, Lebanon, Netherlands, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • The Desert, 1000 Days

    Fall Grants 2016 - Post-Production Stage

    ‘Al Sahra’ is a feature documentary that follows art students Saeed and Milad, who decide to le…

    Saeed Al Batal, Ghiath Al Haddad / Syria, Lebanon, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Dream Away

    Spring Grant 2014 - Development Stage

    Representing freedom and easy cash, Sharm El Sheikh has long been a dream destination for Egypt…

    Marouan Omara , Johanna Domke / Egypt, Germany, 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

  • Experimental Summer

    Spring Grants 2016 - Post-Production Stage

    Both Mahmoud and Zeinab join in the search for the original version of an Egyptian film that wa…

    Mahmoud Lotfy / Egypt, Qatar / Feature Experimental or Essay

  • The Fifth Resurrection of Farid

    Fall Grants 2017 - Production Stage

    Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. An old man comes across an odd collection of film reels, vinyl recor…

    Khalid Youssef / Egypt, Qatar / Feature Experimental or Essay

  • The Forgotten

    Fall Grant 2011 - Production Stage

    Mustafa steals across the Israeli border with the help of a local smuggler. This is a one-way t…

    Ehab Tarabieh / Syria, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • The Forgotten

    Spring Grants 2016 - Production Stage

    A journey in the life of Kozo Okamoto, a Japanese freedom fighter and member of the Japanese Re…

    Ghada Terawi / Palestine, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Go Home

    Fall Grant 2011 - Development Stage

    Nada is going home. Or at least she wants to. When she returns to Lebanon, she realises she's a…

    Jihane Chouaib / Lebanon, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Hitch 60 (working title)

    Spring Grants 2016 - Development Stage

    Two mod girls from South-East London embark on a journey across continents, travelling away fro…

    Sara Al Obaidly / Qatar, United Kingdom, Turkey / Feature Narrative

  • Honey Cigar

    Spring Grant 2013 - Development Stage

    France, 1993. Selma, a sharp, 18-year-old Algerian girl, lives in a mostly Catholic suburb of P…

    Kamir Aïnouz / France, Algeria, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • House Without Roof

    Fall Grant 2013 -

    ‘House Without Roof’ tells the journey of Alan, Jan and Liya, three siblings born in the Kurdis…

    Soleen Yusef / Iraq, Germany, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • I, Hummus

    Fall Grants 2017 - Development Stage

    When I landed in Canada in 2006, I became recognized as a giant walking plate of hummus. Being…

    Rawane Nassif / Lebanon, Canada, Qatar / Feature Experimental or Essay