Film Funding

  • Night in a Glass of Water

    Spring Grants 2020 - Development Stage

    Northern Lebanon, summer of 1958—in a small village in the ancient Christian Qadisha Valley, ma…

    Carlos Chahine / France, Lebanon, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Ouaga Girls

    Fall Grants 2016 -

    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

  • Our River...Our Sky

    Fall Grants 2019 - Post-Production Stage

    Sara and her neighbours open the doors of their everyday lives for us, in a middle-class distri…

    Maysoon Pachachi / United Kingdom, France, Germany, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • 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

  • Paris the White

    Spring Grant 2015 -

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

    Lidia Terki / Algeria, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • The People

    Fall Grants 2019 - Production Stage

    Mahfod Lakroune, Ahcen Djouzi and Amir Bensaid from the former troupe “Action Culturelle des Tr…

    Rahma Benhamou El Madani / Algeria, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • 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 -

    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…

    Muhannad Lamin / Libya, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Queens

    Fall Grants 2019 - Production Stage

    Casablanca, Morocco. 27-year-old Zineb is a repeat offender behind bars. When she learns that h…

    Yasmine Benkiran / Morocco, France, Belgium, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Queens of Shadow

    Fall Grants 2020 - Development Stage

    As a young law student, Houria dares to file a complaint against her rapist. She ends up in pri…

    Aida Senna / Morocco, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Rehana Maryam Noor

    Spring Grants 2020 -

    Rehana, a 37-year-old assistant professor in a private medical college, struggles to keep the h…

    Abdullah Mohammad Saad / Bangladesh, Singapore, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • 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

  • Ship Of Fools

    Spring Grants 2021 - Development Stage

    She didn’t even know they were bombs. When her father could no longer pretend they were falling…

    Alia Haju / Germany, Lebanon, Qatar / Short Documentary

  • Sister

    Spring Grants 2018 -

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

    Svetla Tsotsorkova / Bulgaria, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Soula

    Spring Grants 2021 - Post-Production Stage

    Soula, a young single mother, is rejected by her family in the name of honour. Having nowhere t…

    Salah Issaad / Algeria, France, Italy, 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

  • Tangier Stories

    Fall Grant 2015 - Development Stage

    In contemporary Morocco, Hayat brings Soussen, her 12-year-old daughter, from their poor villag…

    Fyzal Boulifa / France, Morocco, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Targuia

    Fall Grants 2020 - Development Stage

    'Targuia' is the story of Tab, a 16-year-old nomadic girl living in the Sahara in southern Alge…

    Leïla Artese Benhadj / Algeria, France, Italy, Qatar / Feature Documentary