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Film Funding

  • 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

  • By the Time It Gets Dark

    Fall Grant 2013 - Production Stage

    By the Time It Gets Dark’ tells the interwoven stories of several characters: a film director a…

    Anocha Suwichakornpong / Thailand, France, Netherlands, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Cactus Flower

    Fall Grant 2015 - Production Stage

    Aida, a struggling actress, came to Cairo from the Delta as a university student; like many oth…

    Hala Elkoussy / Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Norway, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Challat of Tunis

    Spring Grant 2011 - Production Stage

    Tunis, 2003. A man on a mo-ped, razor blade in hand, prowls the streets. He’s on a mission: to…

    Kaouther Ben Hania / Tunisia, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Champ of the Camp

    Fall Grant 2012 - Production Stage

    Hailed by critics world-wide for its entertaining yet sympathetic look at the labour issue in t…

    Mahmoud Kaabour / United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Cinema Palestine

    Fall Grant 2011 - Production Stage

    This film will focus on the ‘fourth wave’ of Palestinian cinema, running from 1980 to the prese…

    Tim Schwab / Palestine, Canada, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • City of Jade

    Fall Grant 2014 - Post-Production Stage

    When the war between the Myanmar army and the KIA broke out, the corporations fled the mines. H…

    Midi Z / Myanmar, Taiwan, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • City of the Sun

    Spring Grants 2016 - Post-Production Stage

    The lives, dreams and destinies of several extraordinary characters unfold amid the grand ruins…

    Rati Oneli / Georgia, United States of America, Netherlands, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Clouds

    Fall Grants 2016 - Production Stage

    In 1978, in the south of Oman some time after the Dhofar Rebellion, Ghafali is a widower and wa…

    Muzna Almusafer / Oman, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • Cocote

    Fall Grants 2016 - Post-Production Stage

    Alberto, a gardener who works in the city, travels to his hometown to attend the funeral of his…

    Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias / Dominican Republic, Argentina, Germany, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • The Colonel's Stray Dogs

    Fall Grant 2015 - Production Stage

    Libya is on fire. Militias born of the revolution battle for power as two conflicted government…

    Khalid Shamis / Libya, South Africa, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • 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 Coming Attraction

    Spring Grant 2013 - Production Stage

    An abandoned movie theatre. Sound and image buried in dust. A waft of light spills over broken…

    Nidal Al Dibs / Egypt, Qatar, Syria / Feature Documentary

  • Concrete Dreams: Some Roads Lead Home

    Spring Grant 2014 - Production Stage

    I want to tell a story of the evolving landscape of a nation that has been marred by images of …

    Saba Karim Khan / Pakistan, Qatar / Short Documentary

  • 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

  • Crayons of Askalan

    Fall Grant 2011 - Post-Production Stage

    A creative documentary based on the powerful story of the Palestinian artist Zuhdi Al Adawi. IN…

    Laila Hotait Salas / Lebanon, Spain, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • 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

  • Damascus My First Kiss

    Spring Grant 2011 - Post-Production Stage

    When I got my first period, my mother kissed me and said with a smile: “Now you are a woman. Yo…

    Lina Alabed / Syria, Lebanon, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Dancing Beirut

    Fall Grant 2012 - Development Stage

    A group of dancers wander through Beirut, looking for spaces where they can generate visual, so…

    Alia Hamdan, Fares Chalabi / Lebanon, Qatar / Feature Experimental or Essay

  • Daoud's Winter

    Fall Grants 2016 - Production Stage

    Iraq, winter 1988. Daoud, a young man from Baghdad, is drafted into the war with Iran. At the f…

    Koutaiba Al-Janabi / Iraq, Lebanon, Netherlands, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative