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Film Funding

  • Abou Leila

    Spring Grants 2017 - Production Stage

    Algeria, 1994. Terrorist attacks have ravaged the north of the country for the past two years.…

    Amin Sidi-Boumédiène / Algeria, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Amerli

    Spring Grants 2016 - Development Stage

    Mosul, 2014. Ten-year-old Zaineb and her 14-year-old brother, Yousif escape after ISIS militia…

    Yahya Al Allaq / Iraq, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Birds of September

    Spring Grant 2012 - Production/Post-production Stage

    Hiding behind the glass of his moving bubble, the narrator explores the streets of Beirut while…

    Sarah Francis / Lebanon, Qatar / Feature Experimental or Essay

  • 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

  • The Foreign Son

    Spring Grant 2012 - Development Stage

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

    Abdallah Badis / Algeria, France, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • 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

  • 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

  • Kashta

    Fall Grants 2016 - Post-Production Stage

    Out in the beautiful quiet of the windswept dunes, a man teaches his young sons the traditional…

    A.J. Al Thani / Qatar / Short Narrative

  • Men in the Sun

    Fall Grant 2013 - Development Stage

    Chatila, Fatah and Abu-Love, three Palestinian refugees, dream of escaping Athens after seven y…

    Mahdi Fleifel / Palestine, Greece, United Kingdom, Denmark, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Mimosas

    Fall Grant 2015 - Post-Production Stage

    An elderly sheikh, nearing death, seeks to travel to his birthplace in the Atlas Mountains so h…

    Oliver Laxe Coro / Spain, Morocco, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • On The Hillsides

    Fall Grants 2016 - Post-Production Stage

    A wind of liberty called the Arab Spring has been blowing in this part of the world. Algeria re…

    Abdallah Badis / Algeria, France, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Railway Men

    Spring Grants 2017 - Post-Production Stage

    Tunisian railroaders call it “the normal way” because it is the only railroad in the country bu…

    Erige Sehiri / Tunisia, France, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Red Olive Tree

    Fall Grant 2011 - Development Stage

    The Belmakis, an upper-middle-class family in France, appear to lead a trouble-free life; all,…

    Karim Bensalah / Algeria, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • The Return

    Fall Grant 2015 - Production Stage

    A man and a woman cross Syria at war. Forty-year-old Taysir, a Syrian, an exile in France, but…

    Meyar Al-Roumi / Syria, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Road to La Paz

    Spring Grant 2015 - Post-Production Stage

    Thirty-five-year-old Sebastián’s greatest passions are his old Peugeot 505 and the prog-rock ba…

    Francisco Varone / Argentina, Netherlands, Germany, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Wajib

    Spring Grants 2017 -

    Abu-Shadi is a divorced father who lives in Nazareth. After his daughter’s wedding, he will be…

    Annemarie Jacir / Palestine, United Arab Emirates, France, Switzerland, Norway, Colombia, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Whispering Sands

    Spring Grants 2016 - Post-Production Stage

    A Canadian woman of Arab descent undertakes a trip and hires a guide to help her find a specifi…

    Nacer Khemir / Tunisia, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative