Film Funding

  • Oddity Tales From A Strange Land

    Spring Grants 2020 - Development Stage

    Set in the MENA region, ’Oddity Tales from a Strange Land’ is an episodic TV series, where huma…

    Ahmad Samara / Jordan, Qatar / TV Series

  • Of Sheep and Men

    Fall Grant 2015 - Production Stage

    Bab el Oued, Algiers, 2016. Men and sheep. Sixteen-year-old Habib dreams of becoming a veterina…

    Karim Sayad / Algeria, Switzerland, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • On The Road To Downtown

    Fall Grant 2011 - Post-Production Stage

    Through the lives of the characters and their simple daily details, we discover together the do…

    Sherif El Bendary / Egypt, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • The Orphanage

    Spring Grants 2019 - Post-Production Stage

    'The Orphanage' is set in Kabul in the late 1980s. 15-year-old Qodrat lives on the streets and…

    Shahrbanoo Sadat / Afghanistan, Denmark, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Out on the Streets

    Spring Grant 2013 - Production Stage

    Nine men gather for a workshop on a rooftop. There they perform confrontations of everyday life…

    Jasmina Metwaly, Philip Rizk / Egypt, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Papicha

    Spring Grants 2017 -

    Algeria, 1990s—Nedjma is a free-spirited and independent young student. She refuses to allow th…

    Mounia Meddour / Algeria, France, Belgium, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Plastic Flowers‏

    Spring Grants 2018 - Production Stage

    A documentary about the experience of enforced disappearance in the prisons of ISIS told throug…

    Amer Mattar / Syria, Germany, Sweden, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Prisoner and Jailer

    Spring Grants 2018 - Production Stage

    The story of two contrasting Libyans, one a key official in the former regime, the other one of…

    Muhannad Lamin / Libya, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • Queen of the Hoggar (working title)

    Spring Grant 2015 - Development Stage

    Kella, a young princess, and her elder sister are forced to leave their home because of war. Th…

    Muhannad Lamin / Libya, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Republic of Silence

    Fall Grants 2016 - Production Stage

    They grew up in the lands of dictators and surveillance, where images are censored, photos are…

    Diana El Jeiroudi / Syria, Germany, France, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • A Road to Damascus

    Spring Grants 2019 - Development Stage

    Based on Meedo’s novel of the same title. A bus carrying immigrant farmers is gunned down just…

    Meedo Taha / Lebanon, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Rouge Parole

    Fall Grant 2011 - Post-Production Stage

    The Arab Spring erupted in a country where few would have expected, starting a political earthq…

    Elyes Baccar / Tunisia, Switzerland, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Saffron's Land

    Fall Grants 2017 - Development Stage

    In the Atlas Mountains lies Safrana, an isolated village that was repeatedly attacked by the Fr…

    Yassine El Idrissi / Morocco, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Scenes from a Revolt Sustained

    Spring Grant 2011 - Production Stage

    Examining the culture and history of Tunisia and how it has been mediated or ignored by the Wes…

    Kays Mejri, Matt Peterson / France, Tunisia, United States of America, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • School of Hope

    Fall Grants 2019 - Post-Production Stage

    Climate change and overgrazing have brought poverty to the nomad tribes of the High Plateau of…

    Mohamed El Aboudi / Morocco, Finland, France, United States of America, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Searching For Kikhia (working Title)

    Spring Grants 2019 -

    When director Jihan Kikhia was six years old, her father disappeared. He flew to Cairo and neve…

    Jihan Kikhia / Libya, Lebanon, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Speed Sisters

    Spring Grant 2014 - Post-Production Stage

    Meet Marah, Mona, Betty, Noor and Maysoon – the first all-woman rally-racing team in the Middle…

    Amber Fares / Palestine, United States of America, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Standstill

    Fall Grant 2011 - Production Stage

    Arihote is a Kanienkehaka photographer whose life is at a standstill. When he witnesses the mur…

    Majdi El-Omari / Canada, Palestine, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Still Recording

    Fall Grants 2016 -

    Two young artists, Saeed Al Batal and Ghiath Ayoub become embroiled in the events of the besieg…

    Saeed Al Batal, Ghiath Ayoub / Syria, Lebanon, France, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Stronger than a Bullet

    Fall Grant 2014 - Production Stage

    Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, war propaganda has been Iran’s largest industry. In the n…

    Maryam Ebrahimi / Iran, Sweden, Qatar / Feature Documentary