Film Funding

  • 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

  • The Boss

    Spring Grant 2015 - Production Stage

    Five boys from a small village lose their football field and swimming pool to the Tigers, a gan…

    Rzgar Huseein Ahmed / Iraq, United Arab Emirates, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • 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

  • 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 Exam

    Spring Grants 2020 - Post-Production Stage

    Rojin is about to sit her university entrance exam. If she fails, her father will force her to…

    Shawkat Amin Korki / Iraq, Germany, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Haifa Street

    Spring Grants 2018 - Post-Production Stage

    It’s 2006 and Baghdad is ravaged by sectarian violence. Haifa Street is the epicentre of the co…

    Mohanad Hayal / Iraq, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Haifa Street

    Fall Grant 2015 -

    Haifa Street, one of the most dangerous locations during the civil war in Baghdad, in 2006. Tar…

    Mohanad Hayal / Iraq, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Hope

    Fall Grants 2017 -

    Hévi and Walat, a Kurdish-Syrian refugee couple in their thirties meet a human trafficker. They…

    Mohammad Shaikhow / Syria, Iraq, France, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • House Without Roof

    Fall Grant 2013 -

    ‘House Without Roof’ tells the journey of Alan, Jan and Liya, three siblings born in the Kurdis…

    Soleen Yusef / Iraq, Germany, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • The Journey

    Spring Grants 2016 -

    Baghdad, 30 December, 2006. Sara, an unassuming young woman, enters Baghdad’s central train sta…

    Mohamed Jabarah Al Daradji / Iraq, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Language

    Fall Grant 2015 - Production Stage

    Used to reading and printing Braille, a blind man in Baghdad becomes a giant and finds he can “…

    Mortada Gzar / Iraq, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • The Last Displaced

    Spring Grants 2020 - Production Stage

    Fadi is a volunteer accompanied by Iraqi Forces. He lost communication with his family once ISI…

    Muhannad Al Sudany / Iraq, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • Memories on Stone

    Fall Grant 2012 - Production Stage

    ‘You have to be crazy to make a film in Kurdistan.’ So says one of the characters in Shawkat Am…

    Shawkat Amin Korki / Germany, Qatar, Iraqi Kurdistan Region / Feature Narrative

  • My Tears Come From Bagdad

    Fall Grants 2016 - Production Stage

    ‘My Tears Come From Bagdad’ portrays an encounter between Western and Arab cultures via the sto…

    Leila Albayaty / Iraq, France, Germany, Qatar / Feature Experimental or Essay

  • The Road to Mosul

    Spring Grants 2016 -

    Mosul, 2014. Ten-year-old Zaineb and her 14-year-old brother, Yousif escape after ISIS militia…

    Yahya Al Allaq / Iraq, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Shelter

    Spring Grant 2012 - Development Stage

    Ahmad struggles to survive in the ghettos of Beirut. He cannot remember his past or where he ca…

    Kasem Kharsa / Lebanon, Qatar, Iraq, Egypt / Feature Narrative

  • The Woodman

    Spring Grants 2019 - Post-Production Stage

    A surreal feature film with a thriller theme, and a life-sized wooden dummy as the protagonist,…

    Koutaiba Al-Janabi / Iraq, United Kingdom, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Window

    Fall Grant 2011 - Development Stage

    Baghdad under the American occupation. Iraq is in a power vacuum; anarchy is rife; curfews are…

    Koutaiba Al-Janabi / Iraq, Qatar / Feature Narrative