Film Funding

  • 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

  • Amussu

    Fall Grants 2018 -

    Imider, southeastern Morocco. A rapacious silver mine has syphoned aquifer water for decades, d…

    Nadir Bouhmouch / Morocco, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • 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

  • Aya

    Spring Grant 2015 - Production Stage

    Seven-year-old Aya lives in an inner-city neighbourhood of Marseille. Intelligent and obsessed…

    Moufida Fedhila / Tunisia, France, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • Aziza

    Fall Grants 2020 - Production Stage

    ‘Aziza’ is a documentary on the place that women occupy in the history of decolonization in Mor…

    Chahine Fellahi / Morocco, Qatar / Short Documentary

  • Batata

    Spring Grant 2015 -

    Shot over an unparalleled ten years, the latest film by Lebanese-Syrian director Noura Kevorkia…

    Noura Kevorkian / Lebanon, Canada, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Beit Byoot

    Fall Grants 2017 -

    Set in a dystopian dollhouse, Jameela, a friendly little girl wants nothing more than to fit in…

    Mayar Hamdan / Jordan, Qatar / Short 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

  • Born in the Maelstrom

    Spring Grants 2016 - Production Stage

    Inspired by the novel ‘Naissance de Rebecca à l’ère des tourments’ by Québécoise author Marie-C…

    Meryam Joobeur / Tunisia, Canada, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • Chaos

    Fall Grants 2017 -

    ‘Chaos’ narrates the story of three women in three cities – three women who have given up on li…

    Sara Fattahi / Syria, Austria, Lebanon, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Cinema Palestine

    Fall Grant 2011 - Production Stage

    This film will focus on the ‘fourth wave’ of Palestinian cinema, running from 1980 to the prese…

    Tim Schwab / Palestine, Canada, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Concrete Land

    Spring Grants 2021 - Production Stage

    Al-Najar is a Bedouin family of three generations living in makeshift tents in one of Amman’s s…

    Asmahan Bkerat / Jordan, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • 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 Day of Wrath: Tales from Tripoli

    Spring Grants 2021 - Production Stage

    Combining fiction with the documentation of real events, 'The Day of Wrath: Tales from Tripoli'…

    Rania Rafei / Lebanon, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Do You Love Me

    Spring Grants 2019 - Development Stage

    ‘Do You Love Me’, named after the widely popular Bendaly Family song that was released in 1978…

    Lana Daher / Lebanon, Germany, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Dream Away

    Spring Grant 2014 - Development Stage

    Representing freedom and easy cash, Sharm El Sheikh has long been a dream destination for Egypt…

    Marouan Omara, Johanna Domke / Egypt, Germany, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Egyptian Jeanne d'Arc

    Spring Grant 2013 - Production Stage

    ‘Egyptian Jeanne d’Arc’ is a creative documentary that explores issues of female emancipation i…

    Iman Kamel / Kuwait, Egypt, Germany, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Escape

    Spring Grants 2021 - Post-Production Stage

    'Escape' is a poetic and intimate journey on the path of exile, through the story of five Syria…

    Katia Jarjoura / France, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Experimental Summer

    Spring Grants 2016 -

    Both Mahmoud and Zeinab join in the search for the original version of an Egyptian film that wa…

    Mahmoud Lotfy / Egypt, Qatar / Feature Experimental or Essay

  • Fahavalo, Madagascar 1947

    Fall Grant 2014 - Production Stage

    After World War II, nearly 10,000 Malagasy soldiers travelled back to their island on a liner n…

    Marie Clemence Andriamonta Paes / Madagascar, France, Qatar / Feature Documentary