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  • 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

  • Ayouni

    Fall Grants 2017 - Production Stage

    Bassel was a successful open source developer and hacker in Damascus. Paolo was a well-known pr…

    Yasmin Fedda / Lebanon, United Kingdom, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • 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 -

    The story of ‘Batata’ starts in the year 2009, in the beautiful fields of Lebanon’s Beqaa Valle…

    Noura Kevorkian / Lebanon, Canada, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Beauty and the Dogs

    Fall Grants 2016 -

    Mariam wants to have a nice night out, so she takes to the dancefloor at the benefit she has or…

    Kaouther Ben Hania / Tunisia, France, Sweden, Norway, Lebanon, Switzerland, Germany, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Behind Closed Doors

    Fall Grant 2015 - Development Stage

    ‘Behind Closed Doors’ is a portrait of a farming family living in one of the most marginalised…

    Yakout Elhababi / Morocco, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Behind Closed Doors

    Spring Grants 2018 - Development Stage

    Six-year-old Leila wakes up one morning to find that her mother Sara is gone. The disappearance…

    Hend Fakhroo / Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • 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

  • Beirut of the Balkans

    Fall Grant 2013 - Production/Post-production Stage

    Sarajevo has gone through historical stages that parallel those of Beirut: the old town, the he…

    Nicolas Khoury / Lebanon, Qatar / Short Experimental or Essay

  • Beit Byoot

    Fall Grants 2017 - Production Stage

    Jameela is an adorable eight-year-old girl who arrives at the perfect pastel playground with he…

    Mayar Hamdan / Jordan, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • Beneath The Dunes

    Fall Grants 2017 - Development Stage

    Khalifa and Nasser are two cousins who have one bonding ritual: they camp out every weekend at…

    Mohammed Al Ibrahim / Qatar / Feature 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

  • Between Sisters

    Spring Grant 2015 - Post-Production Stage

    The two sisters Ornella and Teresa have cared for each other through their whole lives. Teresa…

    Manu Gerosa / Italy, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • 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

  • Birdshot

    Fall Grant 2014 - Post-Production Stage

    Fifteen-year-old Maya works with her father on an isolated farm in the Philippines. While ventu…

    Mikhail Red / Philippines, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Black Country

    Spring Grant 2011 - Post-Production Stage

    The tanbour is an object of cultural unity; unrestricted by religion or nationalism, this music…

    Mahmoud Omar / Egypt, Qatar / Short Documentary

  • The Black Frost

    Fall Grant 2015 - Post-Production Stage

    The plantations in Entre Ríos are being devastated by a frost. At the Lell brothers’ farm, wher…

    Maximiliano Schonfeld / Argentina, Qatar / Feature Narrative