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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

  • 2 Rooms and a Parlor

    Spring Grant 2013 - Production Stage

    Khalil Suleiman has always preferred to stay away from other people, but after his wife’s death…

    Sherif El Bendary / Egypt, 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim

    Fall Grant 2012 - Production Stage

    Ali loves a goat called Nada. Ibrahim, a depressed sound engineer who hears voices he cannot de…

    Sherif El Bendary / Egypt, United Arab Emirates, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Amateurs, Stars and Extras, or the Labor of Love

    Fall Grant 2012 - Production Stage

    This experimental documentary examines the commercial television and film industries. It looks…

    Marwa Arsanios / Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Bastardo

    Fall Grant 2011 - Production Stage

    ‘Bastardo’ is the story of Mohsen, ‘the bastard’, whose origins and history are unknown. He was…

    Nejib Belkadhi / Tunisia, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Batata

    Spring Grant 2015 - Production Stage

    In a tent ‘village’ set in the Bekka Valley of Lebanon, Abu Jamil and his large Syrian family w…

    Noura Kevorkian / Lebanon, Canada, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Behind the Wall

    Fall Grant 2015 - Production Stage

    ‘Behind the Wall’ is the story of Nadia, an over-protected five-year-old girl who lives in a Ca…

    Karima Zoubir / Morocco, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • Beirut Hold'em

    Spring Grant 2011 - Production Stage

    Fresh out of prison, Ziko is ready to start a new life. Determined to win back Carole, the love…

    Michel Kammoun / Lebanon, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • The Black Veil

    Spring Grants 2017 - Production Stage

    Many women around the world suffer under oppression and dream of escaping it. ‘The Black Veil’…

    A.J. Al Thani / Qatar / Short Narrative

  • 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

  • Bombay Rose

    Spring Grant 2014 - Production Stage

    Bollywood is a cult in India. What is it that makes millions of people believe in it so strongl…

    Gitanjali Rao / India, France, Qatar / Feature 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

  • The Boss

    Spring Grant 2015 - Production Stage

    Five boys from a small village lose their football field and swimming pool to the Tigers, a gan…

    Rzgar Huseein Ahmed / Iraq, United Arab Emirates, Qatar / Short 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