Film Funding

  • 200 Meters

    Spring Grants 2018 - Production Stage

    Mustafa and his wife Salwa come from two Palestinian villages that are only 200 meters apart, b…

    Ameen Nayfeh / Palestine, Jordan, France, Germany, Italy, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • 5 Seasons of Revolution

    Fall Grants 2017 - Post-Production Stage

    Lina’s plan was simple. She wanted to become a camerawoman. She liked filming details of life a…

    LINA / Syria, Germany, Norway, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • The 67th Summer

    Spring Grants 2022 - Production Stage

    In 1967 Ali Ragheb, a young man from Cairo, receives a letter from an Austrian girl named Liz—a…

    Abu Bakr Shawky / France, Egypt, Austria, Germany / Feature Narrative

  • Amal

    Spring Grants 2017 -

    Amal, an angry teenager, comes of age in a post-revolution Egypt that is undergoing tremendous…

    Mohamed Siam / Egypt, Lebanon, France, Germany, Denmark, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Amparo

    Spring Grants 2020 -

    After a long night’s shift, Amparo, a single mother of two, returns home to find her children a…

    Simon Mesa Soto / Colombia, Sweden, Germany, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • An Unusual Summer

    Fall Grants 2019 -

    My father installed a surveillance camera and recorded the scenes in front of the house, contin…

    Kamal Aljafari / Palestine, Germany, Qatar / Feature Experimental or Essay

  • Apprentice

    Spring Grant 2015 - Post-Production Stage

    Aiman, a 28-year-old Malay correctional officer, lives with his older sister Suhaila in a modes…

    Junfeng Boo / Singapore, Germany, France, Hong Kong, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • The Arabic Interpreter

    Spring Grants 2018 -

    After living a relatively normal life as a student studying in Berlin, Hassan reluctantly accep…

    Ali Kareem Obaid / Iraq, Italy, Germany, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • As I Want

    Fall Grants 2020 - Post-Production Stage

    Cairo, January 25, 2013, the second anniversary of the revolution, under then-president Mohamed…

    Samaher Alqadi / Palestine, Norway, France, Germany, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Autobiography

    Fall Grants 2021 - Post-Production Stage

    When his father is imprisoned, and his brother migrates, Rakib (18) is left alone to housekeep…

    Makbul Mubarak / Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Poland, Germany, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Barzakh (Working Title)

    Fall Grants 2018 - Production Stage

    Mariam and Noura find their old father dead in his house on the outskirts of the city of Ramall…

    Laila Abbas / Palestine, Germany, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Big Boys Don't Cry

    Spring Grants 2020 - Development Stage

    Yehia, a 35-year-old bodyguard, embodies a hyper-masculine image of power and violence. After h…

    Muhammad Mustapha / Egypt, Germany, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • The Bird's Placebo

    Fall Grants 2020 - Production Stage

    After his legs are amputated while trying to cross the Mediterranean, Yahya, a young Tunisian m…

    Rami Jarboui / Tunisia, Germany, 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

  • Cocote

    Fall Grants 2016 -

    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

  • Cotton Queen

    Spring Grants 2022 - Production Stage

    In a cotton-farming village in Sudan, 15-year-old Nafisa lives a simple life, picking cotton wi…

    Suzannah Mirghani / Palestine, Germany, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • The Dam

    Fall Grants 2021 - Post-Production Stage

    Sudan, near the Merowe Dam. Maher works in a traditional brickyard fed by the waters of the Nil…

    Ali Cherri / France, Sudan, Lebanon, Germany, Serbia, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • The Dam

    Fall Grants 2018 - Production Stage

    Sudan, near the Merowe Dam. Maher works in a traditional brickyard fed by the waters of the Nil…

    Ali Cherri / France, Sudan, Lebanon, Germany, Serbia, Qatar / Feature Experimental or Essay

  • The Dark Wind

    Fall Grant 2015 - Post-Production Stage

    Reko and Pero, a young Yazidi couple, prepare for family life in their village Boza. Suddenly,…

    Hussein Hassan / Iraq, Germany, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • The Day Vladimir Died

    Spring Grants 2020 - Production Stage

    Vladimir, an old Beirut resident, checks the obituaries page and attends funerals daily. Follow…

    Fadi Syriani / Lebanon, Germany, Qatar / Short Narrative