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  • 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

  • Baby Mine

    Fall Grant 2014 - Production Stage

    When a Middle Eastern man kidnaps his sickly daughter, her mother recruits a dubious neighbour…

    Nour Wazzi / Lebanon, United Kingdom, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • Beretta

    Fall Grant 2013 - Development Stage

    Suad, a mute Egyptian woman, is constantly harassed by the old men of Cairo and one day decides…

    Sophia Al-Maria / Qatar, Egypt, United Arab Emirates / Feature Narrative

  • 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

  • Days of Tyranny

    Spring Grant 2014 - Production Stage

    A village on the outskirts of the Iraqi desert, 1985. The Iran-Iraq war is raging all around, a…

    Katia Jarjoura / Lebanon, France, Canada, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Dogs

    Spring Grants 2016 - Post-Production Stage

    Young Roman gets a whole lot more than he bargained for when he inherits a large tract of land…

    Bogdan Florian Mirica / Romania, France, Bulgaria, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Don't Tell a Soul

    Spring Grants 2017 - Development Stage

    Faris, a Lebanese Muslim living in the UK, awakens to discover the corpse of his wife’s ex-boyf…

    Nour Wazzi / Lebanon, United Kingdom, 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

  • Frenzy

    Spring Grant 2014 - Production Stage

    Kadir is released after a 15-year prison term and goes in search of his younger brother Ahmet.…

    Emin Alper / Turkey, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Houston, We Have a Problem!

    Spring Grant 2015 - Post-Production Stage

    In 1948, a space programme was established in Yugoslavia, based on the diaries and technical pl…

    Ziga Virc / Slovenia, Germany, Croatia, 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

  • The Servants

    Fall Grant 2013 - Production Stage

    Nabil is the guard of an old villa located by the mouth of a river. Sayed Walid, an influential…

    Marwan Khneisser / Lebanon, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • The Translator

    Spring Grants 2017 - Production Stage

    After getting into trouble with the Syrian government, Sami has been living for years as a poli…

    Rana Kazkaz, Anas Khalaf / Syria, Jordan, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Tshweesh

    Fall Grants 2016 - Production Stage

    Today, the FIFA World Cup championship begins. The people of Beirut have eagerly anticipated th…

    Feyrouz Serhal / Lebanon, Germany, Spain, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • Under the Shadow

    Spring Grant 2014 - Production Stage

    A victim of the post-revolution state crackdown on dissidents, one-time medical student Shideh…

    Babak Anvari / Iran, United Kingdom, Jordan, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • The Valley

    Fall Grant 2012 - Production Stage

    Following a car accident on a lone mountain road, a middle-aged man loses his memory. Drenched…

    Ghassan Salhab / Lebanon, France, Germany, Qatar, United Arab Emirates / Feature Narrative

  • Very Big Shot

    Spring Grant 2015 - Post-Production Stage

    In this clever take on the caper film, three brothers find themselves inextricably bound up in…

    Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya / Lebanon, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Window

    Fall Grant 2011 - Development Stage

    Baghdad under the American occupation. Iraq is in a power vacuum; anarchy is rife; curfews are…

    Koutaiba Al-Janabi / Iraq, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • X Kids

    Fall Grant 2011 - Development Stage

    X kids are children born in Algeria out of wedlock, or as a result of terrorist marriages, ince…

    Safinez Bousbia / Algeria, Qatar / Feature Narrative