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  • Underdown

    Fall Grants 2017 - Production Stage

    Moving to Beirut’s anarchic rhythm, ‘Underdown’ follows the struggles of a Palestinian cab driv…

    Sarah Kaskas / Lebanon, Germany, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • The Unknown Saint

    Fall Grants 2017 - Production Stage

    Young Amine steals a large sum of money and escapes into the hills with the police hot on his t…

    Alaa Eddine Aljem / Morocco, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Until the Birds Return

    Fall Grant 2015 - Production Stage

    Mourad, a businessman, rose to success in Algeria in the 2000s. Now a new man, he wants to stay…

    Karim Moussaoui / Algeria, France, Germany, 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

  • The Virgin, the Copts and Me

    Fall Grant 2011 - Post-Production Stage

    Namir is a French filmmaker of Egyptian origin. One day he watches a videotape of the Virgin Ma…

    Namir Abdel Messeeh / France, Qatar, Egypt / Feature Documentary

  • Volubilis

    Fall Grants 2016 - Post-Production Stage

    Abdelkader is a security guard and Malika is a domestic employee. Recently married, they are ma…

    Faouzi Bensaïdi / Morocco, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • The Waiting Room

    Fall Grant 2015 - Production Stage

    We are all aware of the various differences among cultures – language and tradition being the m…

    Hend Fakhroo / Qatar / Short 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

  • The Wall

    Fall Grant 2011 - Production Stage

    In this engaging and endearing short, director Odette Makhlouf Mouarkech locates a seemingly im…

    Odette Makhlouf Mouarkech / Lebanon, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • Wallay

    Fall Grants 2016 - Post-Production Stage

    While he slides down the slippery slope towards delinquency, Ady, a French-Burkinabe adolescent…

    Berni Goldblat / France, Burkina Faso, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Walls and People

    Spring Grant 2012 - Production Stage

    This film is a cry from the heart of the Medina of Casablanca for its inhabitants and their mem…

    Dalila Ennadre / Morocco, Algeria, France, United Arab Emirates, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Walou

    Fall Grant 2011 - Development Stage

    I hate the bled! When I was young, every summer, going to Algeria, I couldn’t do anything witho…

    Hassiba Belhadj / Algeria, France, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Waves

    Fall Grant 2012 - Post-Production Stage

    Before he came to power, a fortune teller told Hosni Mubarak that he would reach a powerful pos…

    Ahmed Nour / Egypt, Morocco, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Waves '98

    Spring Grant 2014 - Production Stage

    The complex relationship of contemporary Beirutis to their troubled home city is beautifully im…

    Ely Dagher / Lebanon, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • We Could Be Heroes

    Fall Grant 2015 -

    Spanning over two years, during the run-up to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games, ‘We Cou…

    Hind Bensari / Morocco, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • We Have Never Been Kids

    Spring Grant 2014 - Post-Production Stage

    Since 2003, Mahmood Soliman has tracked the subjects of his​ ​2003 documentary ‘Living Among Us…

    Mahmood Soliman / Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Weldi

    Spring Grants 2017 - Production Stage

    Riadh and Nazli are in their sixties and have an only son, Sami, who is preparing to sit for hi…

    Mohamed Ben Attia / Tunisia, France, Belgium, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • What Comes Around

    Fall Grant 2012 - Production Stage

    In Rod El Farag, one of the poorest residential areas in Cairo, obtaining meat, fruit and daily…

    Reem Saleh / Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • What's Your Story? Part I

    Fall Grant 2011 - Production/Post-production Stage

    Jamal, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, meets five young Israelis with differing ideological pe…

    Jamal Khalaile, Pauline Carbonnier / Palestine, France, Qatar / Feature Experimental or Essay