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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Devil's Drivers

    Spring Grants 2018 - Post-Production Stage

    The southern West Bank with its beautiful landscapes is home to many Palestinian Bedouins. In t…

    Daniel Carsenty, Mohammed Abugeth / Palestine, Germany, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Diamond Island

    Spring Grants 2016 -

    Diamond Island is a symbol of Cambodia’s future, a sprawling, ultra-modern paradise for the ric…

    Davy Chou / Cambodia, France, Germany, Thailand, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Dirty, Difficult, Dangerous

    Spring Grants 2019 - Production Stage

    Roaming the streets of Beirut searching for metal objects to be recycled, Ahmed, a Syrian refug…

    Wissam Charaf / France, Lebanon, Germany, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Displaced in Heaven

    Fall Grants 2017 - Production Stage

    The repetition of history and the passing on of collective and individual traumas from generati…

    Khaled Jarrar / Palestine, Germany, Qatar / Feature Documentary