Film Funding

  • 1976

    Spring Grants 2022 - Post-Production Stage

    Chile, 1976. Carmen heads off to her beach house to supervise its renovation. Her husband, chil…

    Manuela Martelli / Chile, Argentina, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • 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

  • 2 Rooms and a Parlor

    Spring Grant 2013 - Production Stage

    Khalil Suleiman has always preferred to stay away from other people, but after his wife’s death…

    Sherif El Bendary / Egypt, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • 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

  • 3000 Nights

    Spring Grant 2015 - Post-Production Stage

    Falsely accused of being involved in terrorist activity, Layal is arrested, interrogated and in…

    Mai Masri / Palestine, France, Jordan, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • 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

  • 7 KM - Seven Kilometers

    Fall Grant 2011 - Development Stage

    1992, somewhere in Algeria. Omar and Othman, two boys from the same poor village, walk the seve…

    Oussama Benhassine / Algeria, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • Abandon

    Fall Grants 2020 - Production Stage

    A VR 360° short that tells the story of Khalil and Zalfa, a middle-aged couple, and how they sp…

    Farah Shaer / Lebanon, Qatar / Short Experimental or Essay

  • Abou Leila

    Spring Grants 2017 -

    Algeria, 1994. Terrorist attacks have ravaged the north of the country for the past two years.…

    Amin Sidi-Boumédiène / Algeria, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Adam

    Spring Grants 2018 -

    Abla runs a modest local bakery from her home in Casablanca where she lives alone with her 8-ye…

    Maryam Touzani / Morocco, France, Belgium, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Al Baseer – The Blind Ferryman

    Spring Grants 2021 - Development Stage

    The blind ferryman Ayoub lives in the southern Iraqi marshes. He knows how to find his way arou…

    Ali Al-Fatlawi / Switzerland, Qatar, Iraq / Feature Narrative

  • Al-Sit

    Fall Grants 2018 -

    In a cotton-farming village in Sudan, 15-year-old Nafisa has a crush on Babiker, but her parent…

    Suzannah Mirghani / Sudan, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • Algiers by Night

    Spring Grant 2012 -

    The sun sets over the Bay of Algiers. The city walls start to lose their shiny white, making ro…

    Yanis Koussim / Algeria, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim

    Fall Grant 2012 -

    Ali loves a goat called Nada. Ibrahim, a depressed sound engineer who hears voices he cannot de…

    Sherif El Bendary / Egypt, United Arab Emirates, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • All That The Wind Can Carry

    Fall Grants 2021 - Production Stage

    Susana is in her fifties, living a routine life between her home, work as a teacher, and servic…

    Maged Nader / Egypt, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • All this Victory

    Spring Grant 2011 - Development Stage

    In a small village in the south of Lebanon, during the last days of the July War, five people t…

    Ahmad Ghossein / Lebanon, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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