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  • Honey Cigar

    Spring Grant 2013 - Development Stage

    France, 1993. Selma, a sharp, 18-year-old Algerian girl, lives in a mostly Catholic suburb of P…

    Kamir Aïnouz / France, Algeria, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Hope

    Fall Grants 2017 - Production Stage

    Hévi and Walat, a Kurdish-Syrian refugee couple in their thirties meet a human trafficker. They…

    Mohammad Shaikhow / Syria, Iraq, France, Qatar / Short 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

  • J'ai Le Cafard

    Spring Grants 2019 - Production Stage

    Maryam, a single forty-two-year-old office employee is struggling with keeping up the appearanc…

    Maysaa Almumin / Kuwait, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • Joint Possession

    Spring Grants 2017 - Post-Production Stage

    Tangier topography is in turmoil. Pharaonic real estate projects surround the Mansouria, a land…

    Leila Kilani / Morocco, France, United Arab Emirates, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • The Last Queen

    Spring Grants 2018 - Production Stage

    It is the year 1516. Algiers is a small Arabian-Berber republic, suffocated by the Spaniards, w…

    Damien Ounouri / Algeria, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Mariam

    Spring Grant 2013 - Production Stage

    Ever since she attended the Hajj with her grandmother, Mariam has covered her head, but when Fr…

    Faiza Ambah / France, Qatar, Saudi Arabia / Short Narrative

  • Motherhood

    Spring Grants 2019 - Production Stage

    Salha, the matriarch of a farming family in the remote north of Tunisia, is overjoyed when her…

    Meryam Joobeur / Tunisia, Canada, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Mustang

    Fall Grant 2014 - Post-Production Stage

    A village by the Black Sea, far from Istanbul. When they play a game in which they sit on boys’…

    Deniz Gamze Ergüven / Turkey, France, Germany, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Ouaga Girls

    Fall Grants 2016 - Post-Production Stage

    The sun shines over an open garage in Burkina Faso’s capital, where Bintou is lacquering a car…

    Theresa Traore Dahlberg / Burkina Faso, Sweden, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Papicha

    Spring Grants 2017 - Production Stage

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

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

  • Paris the White

    Spring Grant 2015 - Production Stage

    Aicha married Nour in 1962, the year of Algerian independence. Later, Nour went to work in Fran…

    Lidia Terki / Algeria, France, Qatar / In Conversation

  • Playtime

    Spring Grant 2012 - Production Stage

    Matthew lives with his mother, an army secretary, in Ahmadi, Kuwait. One night, she leaves him…

    Hamad Al-Tourah / Kuwait, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • Plum Season

    Spring Grants 2019 - Development Stage

    Nouha, a 16-year-old teenager, lives in a close relationship with her mother. Her father reappe…

    Rim Mejdi / Morocco, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Poisonous Roses

    Fall Grant 2015 - Production Stage

    Twenty-eight-year-old Taheya works as a washroom cleaner, and lives with her 22-year-old brothe…

    Fawzi Saleh / Egypt, France, Qatar / Feature 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…

    Mohannad Ahmed Muhammad Alamin / Libya, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • A Road to Damascus

    Spring Grants 2019 - Development Stage

    Gunshots ring out. A bus from Beirut to Damascus crashes. The only witness is a young botanist…

    Meedo Taha / Lebanon, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Searching For Kikhia (working Title)

    Spring Grants 2019 - Production Stage

    Director Jihan Kikhia was only six years old when her father was abducted. Widely considered on…

    Jihan Kikhia / Libya, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Sister

    Spring Grants 2018 - Post-Production Stage

    In a small town in present-day Bulgaria, a mother and her two daughters are struggling to survi…

    Svetla Tsotsorkova / Bulgaria, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • 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