Film Funding

  • 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

  • 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

  • Birds of September

    Spring Grant 2012 - Production/Post-Production Stage

    Hiding behind the glass of his moving bubble, the narrator explores the streets of Beirut while…

    Sarah Francis / Lebanon, Qatar / Feature Experimental or Essay

  • 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 I Lost My Shadow

    Spring Grant 2012 - Development Stage

    Sana is a young mother struggling to raise her eight-year-old child in war-torn Syria in 2012.…

    Soudade Kaadan / Syria, Lebanon, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • The Day I Lost My Shadow

    Fall Grants 2017 - Post-Production Stage

    Sana is a young mother struggling to raise her eight-year-old child in war-torn Syria in 2012.…

    Soudade Kaadan / Syria, Lebanon, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • The Foreign Son

    Spring Grant 2012 - Development Stage

    Answering the call of his homeland, of which he retains only childhood memories, 50-year-old Om…

    Abdallah Badis / Algeria, France, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Fragments From Heaven

    Fall Grants 2020 - Post-Production Stage

    The deserts of the east and the south of Morocco are famed for meteor showers, and their arid l…

    Adnane Baraka / Morocco, France, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Hajj Quichotte

    Spring Grants 2021 - Development Stage

    Hajj Quichotte—a dusty old cart driver—is forced to drive a three-wheeled vehicle when the auth…

    Hicham Lasri / Morocco, Qatar / TV Series

  • Hitch 60 (working title)

    Spring Grants 2016 - Development Stage

    Two mod girls from South-East London embark on a journey across continents, travelling away fro…

    Sara Al Obaidly / Qatar, United Kingdom, Turkey / Feature Documentary

  • 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

  • Kashta

    Fall Grants 2016 -

    Out in the beautiful quiet of the windswept dunes, a man teaches his young sons the traditional…

    A.J. Al-Thani / Qatar / Short Narrative

  • The Man Who Stole Banksy

    Fall Grants 2017 -

    In 2007, anonymous street artist and activist Banksy painted a number of politically divisive a…

    Marco Proserpio / United Kingdom, Italy, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Men in the Sun

    Fall Grant 2013 - Development Stage

    Chatila, Fatah and Abu-Love, three Palestinian refugees, dream of escaping Athens after seven y…

    Mahdi Fleifel / Palestine, Greece, United Kingdom, Denmark, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Mimosas

    Fall Grant 2015 - Post-Production Stage

    An elderly sheikh, nearing death, seeks to travel to his birthplace in the Atlas Mountains so h…

    Oliver Laxe Coro / Spain, Morocco, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • On the Hillsides

    Fall Grants 2016 -

    A wind of liberty called the Arab Spring has been blowing in this part of the world. Algeria re…

    Abdallah Badis / Algeria, France, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Our Madness

    Spring Grants 2017 -

    Lucy is hospitalized in a psychiatric hospital in Mozambique. She dreams about her little son,…

    João Viana / Portugal, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Railway Men

    Spring Grants 2017 -

    Conducting the trains of Line #1, the country's deadliest, five employees struggle with the dar…

    Erige Sehiri / Tunisia, France, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Red Olive Tree

    Fall Grant 2011 - Development Stage

    The Belmakis, an upper-middle-class family in France, appear to lead a trouble-free life; all,…

    Karim Bensalah / Algeria, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • The Return

    Fall Grant 2015 - Production Stage

    A man and a woman cross Syria at war. Forty-year-old Taysir, a Syrian, an exile in France, but…

    Meyar Al-Roumi / Syria, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative