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  • Algiers by Night

    Spring Grant 2012 - Production Stage

    The sun sets over the Bay of Algiers. The city walls start to lose their shiny white, making ro…

    Yanis Koussim / Algeria, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Aïcha Bonheur

    Spring Grant 2012 - Production Stage

    Aïcha, a young long-distance runner, is pursuing her Olympic dream. Her brother Omar, a decent…

    Hakim Belabbes / Morocco, 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

  • Blessed Benefit

    Spring Grant 2012 - Production Stage

    Ahmad, a construction worker, gets tangled up in an unfortunate business deal that lands him in…

    Mahmoud Al Massad / Jordan, Netherlands, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Control

    Spring Grant 2012 - Production Stage

    In the state TV control room, the technical team is preparing for what is arguably the most imp…

    Mohamed Adeeb / Egypt, France, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • Cursed Be the Phosphate

    Spring Grant 2012 - Post-Production Stage

    On 5 January 2008, a sit-in organised by a group of unemployed youths in front of the town hall…

    Sami Tlili / Tunisia, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • 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

  • Embers

    Spring Grant 2012 - Post-Production Stage

    A dialogue between two generations is represented by Tamara, the grandchild of an older Tamara…

    Tamara Stepanyan / Armenia, 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

  • 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

  • Gaza 36mm

    Spring Grant 2012 - Production Stage

    There are no longer any cinemas in Gaza due to the force of fundamentalist Islam, which sees th…

    Khalil El-Muzayen / Palestine, Netherlands, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • IZRIQAQ

    Spring Grant 2012 - Production Stage

    In a land dotted with killing machines, Yassine finds an easy cover-up for his crime. But even…

    Rama Mari / Palestine, Norway, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • Ideal Love

    Spring Grant 2012 - Development Stage

    Tamara, sexy and sparkling, is a professor of biology at the American University of Beirut. She…

    Dima El-Horr / Lebanon, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Line of Sight

    Spring Grant 2012 - Post-Production Stage

    The film opens with a single shot showing a confrontation between Laila and Sami. Laila, a 22-y…

    Aseel Mansour / Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Matoub Lounès: The Story of a Legend

    Spring Grant 2012 - Development Stage

    In the Berber-speaking world, Kabyle singer Matoub Lounès is a legend. Assassinated in 1998, he…

    Régine Abadia / Algeria, France, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • One Week Ago, Today

    Spring Grant 2012 - Development Stage

    Off the coast of a small fishing town in the south of Lebanon, a man in his 40s is found uncons…

    Rania Attieh, Daniel Garcia / Lebanon, United States of America, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Playtime

    Spring Grant 2012 - Production Stage

    Matthew lives with his mother, an army secretary, in Ahmadi, Kuwait. One night, she leaves him…

    Hamad Al-Tourah / Kuwait, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • Professor

    Spring Grant 2012 - Post-Production Stage

    In 1977, Khalil Khalsawi, a constitutional law teacher in Tunis, is commissioned by the governi…

    Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud / Tunisia, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Salaam Plenty

    Spring Grant 2012 - Development Stage

    'Salaam Plenty' is about the memory and erasure of the presence of Afghan cameleers in Australi…

    Samira (Yasmine) Kassari / Morocco, Australia, Belgium, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Shelter

    Spring Grant 2012 - Development Stage

    Ahmad struggles to survive in the ghettos of Beirut. He cannot remember his past or where he ca…

    Kasem Kharsa / Lebanon, Qatar, Iraq, Egypt / Feature Narrative