Film Funding

  • 1982

    Spring Grant 2015 - Production Stage

    A DFI Inclusive Screening Working in partnership with the Translation and Interpre…

    Oualid Mouaness / Lebanon, United States of America, Norway, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • After a Revolution

    Spring Grants 2019 -

    Filmed over six years, ‘After A Revolution’ is the challenging story of a brother and sister st…

    Giovanni Buccomino / Italy, United Kingdom, Libya, United States of America, Canada, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • All That Passes By Through A Window That Doesn't Open

    Fall Grant 2014 - Post-Production Stage

    Amid the attempt to revive a ‘new Silk Road’ between Europe and Asia, Azerbaijani men labour to…

    Martin DiCicco / United States of America, Georgia, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Bull Shark

    Spring Grants 2016 - Development Stage

    ‘Bull Shark’ is inspired by real events that took place during the second wave of economic grow…

    Mohammed Al Ibrahim / Qatar, Bahrain, United States of America / Feature Narrative

  • The Cave

    Spring Grants 2018 - Development Stage

    To escape the ongoing aerial bombardment on hospitals and chemical weapon attacks that killed m…

    Feras Fayyad / Syria, Denmark, United States of America, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • City of the Sun

    Spring Grants 2016 -

    Imagined as a city of the future during the Soviet era, the once-celebrated manganese-mining to…

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

  • Don't Get Too Comfortable

    Fall Grants 2020 - Production Stage

    When Shaima Al-Tamimi’s paternal grandfather migrated from Yemen to Zanzibar half a century ago…

    Shaima Al Tamimi / Yemen, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Netherlands, Qatar / Short Experimental

  • Egypt's Modern Pharaohs

    Fall Grant 2012 - Production Stage

    On January 25, 1952, downtown Cairo was burnt down: angry mobs demanded the departure of Britis…

    Jihan El Tahri / Egypt, France, United States of America, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Facing the Dragon

    Spring Grants 2018 -

    In a documentary filmed over four years, filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi intimately follows two uncon…

    Sedika Mojadidi / Afghanistan, United States of America, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • The Fair Light of Dawn

    Spring Grant 2011 - Production Stage

    'The Fair Light of Dawn’ offers a kaleidoscopic view of the lives of several citizens in Beirut…

    Hisham Bizri / Lebanon, United States of America, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Faya Dayi

    Fall Grants 2020 - Post-Production Stage

    'Faya Dayi' is a spiritual journey through the rituals of “khat”, a mildly narcotic leaf chewed…

    Jessica Beshir / Ethiopia, United States of America, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Freedom Fields

    Spring Grant 2012 -

    In post-revolution Libya, a group of women are brought together by one dream: to play football…

    Naziha Arebi / Libya, United Kingdom, United States of America, Netherlands, Canada, Lebanon, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Freedom Fields

    Spring Grants 2018 - Post-Production Stage

    At the new dawn of a nation once cut off from the world, a dynamic group of women from fracture…

    Naziha Arebi / Libya, United Kingdom, Netherlands, United States of America, Qatar, Lebanon, Canada / Feature Documentary

  • Harka

    Spring Grants 2022 - Post-Production Stage

    Tunisia, North Africa. Ali, a young man in his twenties, makes a precarious living selling cont…

    Lotfy Nathan / France, Tunisia, Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, United States of America, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Horseed

    Spring Grants 2017 - Production Stage

    Basketball, one of the oldest and most popular games among Somali women, is now an endangered s…

    Hana Mire / Somalia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Sweden, Congo, Republic of, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Hunting Season

    Spring Grant 2014 - Production Stage

    After his mother dies, 17-year-old Nahuel is shipped from Buenos Aires to the south of Argentin…

    Natalia Garagiola / Argentina, France, Germany, United States of America, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Let's Play Soldiers

    Spring Grants 2022 - Production Stage

    In a small Yemeni village, we meet Nasser, a 16-year-old child soldier returning from war. His…

    Mariam Al-Dhubhani / Yemen, Qatar, United States of America / Feature Documentary

  • Liyana

    Spring Grant 2015 - Production Stage

    Liyana is a young, fictional girl created by several young orphans in Swaziland, where the scou…

    Aaron Kopp, Amanda Kopp / Swaziland, Qatar, United States of America / Feature Documentary

  • Marjoun and the Flying Headscarf

    Fall Grant 2012 -

    Marjoun is 17 years old and an outsider in her home of Little Rock, Arkansas. While her father…

    Susan Youssef / Lebanon, Netherlands, United States of America, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Midnight Traveler

    Spring Grants 2018 -

    When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head, he is forced to flee wi…

    Hassan Fazili / Afghanistan, United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada, Qatar / Feature Documentary