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  • 1982

    Spring Grant 2015 - Production Stage

    With the academic year about to end at a school tucked safely in the mountains of Lebanon, 11-y…

    Oualid Mouaness / Lebanon, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • A Kasha

    Fall Grants 2016 - Production Stage

    Adnan is a revolutionary war hero whose love for fighting and his AK-47 are rivalled only by hi…

    hajooj kuka / Sudan, South Africa, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Burning Birds

    Fall Grant 2013 - Production Stage

    1989. A small village in eastern Sri Lanka. After her husband is abducted, tortured and murdere…

    Sanjeewa Pushpakumara / Sri Lanka, France, Netherlands, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • A Comedian in a Syrian Tragedy

    Spring Grants 2016 - Post-Production Stage

    This chronicle of an uprising and of exile begins in the early months of the Syrian revolution,…

    Rami Farah / Syria, Denmark, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • The Dark Wind

    Fall Grant 2015 - Post-Production Stage

    Reko and Pero, a young Yazidi couple, prepare for family life in their village Boza. Suddenly,…

    Hussein Hassan / Iraq, Germany, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • The Day I Lost My Shadow

    Spring Grant 2012 - Development Stage

    Syria 2011. Between water outages and power cuts, all Sana dreams of is a hot shower. She doesn…

    Soudade Kaadan / Syria, France, Qatar, Lebanon / Feature Narrative

  • Days of Tyranny

    Fall Grant 2011 - Development Stage

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

    Katia Jarjoura / Canada, France, Jordan, Qatar, Lebanon / 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • From My Syrian Room

    Spring Grant 2014 - Post-Production Stage

    How can one operate as a free, creative person when one has been channelled to remain a good ci…

    Hazem Alhamwi / Syria, Lebanon, France, Germany, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • 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

  • The Journey

    Spring Grants 2016 - Post-Production Stage

    Baghdad, 30 December, 2006. Sara, an unassuming young woman, enters Baghdad’s central train sta…

    Mohamed Jabarah Al Daradji / Iraq, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Madagascar 1947, The Sound of Silence

    Fall Grant 2014 - Production Stage

    After World War II, nearly 10,000 Malagasy soldiers travelled back to their island on a liner n…

    Marie Clemence Andriamonta Paes / Madagascar, France, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • The Most Pretty Dudes

    Spring Grant 2015 - Production Stage

    ‘The Most Pretty Dudes’ is based on an audio recording of negotiations between two groups, one…

    Mohammad Dibo / Syria, Qatar / Short Experimental or Essay

  • The Mountain

    Fall Grant 2010 - Post-Production Stage

    A work of shadowy implosion, the stark and largely silent narrative of Lebanese director Ghassa…

    Ghassan Salhab / Lebanon, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Nation's Hope

    Spring Grants 2017 - Production Stage

    Basketball, one of the oldest and most popular games among Somali women, is now an endangered s…

    Hana Mire / Somalia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Sweden, Congo, Republic of, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Nothingwood

    Spring Grants 2017 - Post-Production Stage

    About a hundred kilometres away from Kabul, Salim Shaheen, the most prolific and popular actor-…

    Sonia Kronlund / France, Germany, Qatar / Feature Documentary