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Film Funding

  • Grandma

    Spring Grant 2011 - Production Stage

    Sarah, a teenager, lives with Marta – her grandmother – and her younger sister in Byblos. The f…

    Merva Faddoul / Lebanon, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • 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

  • Home There..Cinema Here

    Spring Grant 2013 - Production Stage

    An abandoned movie theatre. Sound and image buried in dust. A waft of light spills over broken…

    Nidal Al Dibs / Egypt, Qatar, Syria / Feature Documentary

  • 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

  • In The Middle

    Spring Grants 2019 - Production Stage

    The current war in Yemen is one of the most underreported conflicts. As the Middle East region…

    Mariam Al-Dhubhani / Yemen, Qatar / Short Documentary

  • 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

  • Kashta

    Fall Grants 2016 - Post-Production Stage

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

    A.J. Al-Thani / Qatar / Short 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

  • 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

  • O My Body!

    Fall Grant 2012 - Post-Production Stage

    Seeking to bridge Mediterranean cultures, choreographer Abou Lagraa and his wife, dancer Nawal…

    Laurent Aït Benalla / France, Qatar, Morocco / Feature Documentary

  • 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 Hillsides

    Fall Grants 2016 - Post-Production Stage

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sixteen

    Spring Grants 2019 - Production Stage

    In order to say his last goodbye, Adam (16) hides behind a Burqa and goes out into the streets…

    Sameh Morsy / Egypt, France, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • Somebody Clap for Me

    Fall Grant 2012 - Post-Production Stage

    This poetic rollercoaster ride chronicles Ugandan youth reclaiming their right to a voice by br…

    Luciana Ceccatto Farah / Brazil, Uganda, United Kingdom, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Still Recording

    Fall Grants 2016 - Post-Production Stage

    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

  • 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