Film Funding

  • A Gaza Weekend

    Spring Grant 2011 - Development Stage

    The UN imposes an embargo on Israel following the outbreak of a deadly virus. However, due to i…

    Basil Khalil / Palestine, United Kingdom, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • The Great Family

    Fall Grant 2015 - Development Stage

    ‘The Great Family’ follows the story of Marlene, a 43-year-old woman who was adopted from Leban…

    Eliane Raheb / Lebanon, 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

  • Handala, the Boy Without a Face

    Fall Grants 2019 - Development Stage

    Handala, the Palestinian refugee child, appeared in thousands of political caricatures to shed…

    Mahmoud Kaabour / Lebanon, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Heim

    Spring Grants 2019 - Development Stage

    ‘Heim’ takes place in a refugee centre in Berlin-Tempelhof airport, which though technically ou…

    Liwaa Yazaji, Mohammad Abou Laban / Lebanon, Qatar / TV Series

  • Her Mother's Daughter

    Spring Grant 2012 - Development Stage

    Tamara, sexy and sparkling, is a professor of biology at the American University of Beirut. She…

    Dima El-Horr / Lebanon, France, Qatar / Feature 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

  • Honey Cigar

    Spring Grant 2013 - Development Stage

    Paris, 1993—Selma, 17, lives in a bourgeois and secular Berber family in the suburbs. When she…

    Kamir Aïnouz / Algeria, France, Belgium, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Hope

    Spring Grants 2019 - Development Stage

    The short film ‘Hope’ is about a newborn baby sea turtle named Aqua, born with a disability of…

    Abdulla Al Jananhi / Qatar / Short Narrative

  • A House in Jerusalem

    Spring Grants 2016 - Development Stage

    In the hope of fulfilling their life-long desire of living in the Holy Land, a Jewish American…

    Muayad Alayan / Palestine, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Housekeeping

    Spring Grant 2011 - Development Stage

    Farida, a strong-willed Egyptian woman in her 50s, is a cleaning lady who works and lives in an…

    Mazen Khaled / Lebanon, Egypt, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • I, Hummus

    Fall Grants 2017 - Development Stage

    When I landed in Canada in 2006, I became recognized as a giant walking plate of hummus. Being…

    Rawane Nassif / Lebanon, Canada, Qatar / Feature Experimental or Essay

  • In A Dream You Saw a Way to Survive and You Were Full of Joy

    Fall Grants 2019 - Development Stage

    Layal, 21, returns home one night after a sexual encounter and joins her mother Salma, who is u…

    Remi Itani / Lebanon, United Kingdom, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • InshAllah a Boy

    Spring Grants 2021 - Development Stage

    Nawal, a grieving mother shaken up by the sudden death of her husband, is now at the risk of lo…

    Amjad Al Rasheed / Jordan, Egypt, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • James Dean and Me

    Spring Grant 2013 - Development Stage

    In 1967, in the shadow of the looming Arab-Israeli War, a Palestinian teenager watches James De…

    Sameh Zoabi / Palestine, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Jet Set Arabia

    Fall Grants 2019 - Development Stage

    In ‘Jet Set Arabia’, we will follow along on the journey of what it takes to become a contempor…

    Abdulla Al-Abdulla, Basel Owies / Qatar / TV Series

  • Lemon Hart

    Fall Grants 2017 - Development Stage

    In a story of how courage transcends fear, a young American girl living in Le Var, France refle…

    Sara Al-Thani / Qatar, France / Short Narrative

  • Longer Will Be The Night

    Spring Grants 2018 - Development Stage

    Nora learns that the Algerian government is planning to compensate victims of rape from during…

    Latifa Said / Algeria, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Machtat

    Spring Grants 2019 - Development Stage

    Fatma and her two daughters Najeh and Waffeh, live in the neighbourhood of Bir Beranek in Mahdi…

    Sonia Ben Slama / Tunisia, France, Lebanon, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Mama, Where Are You?

    Fall Grants 2018 - Development Stage

    Abbas is a 37-year-old bachelor who still lives with his parents in Kuwait. Passive, immature,…

    Meqdad Al-Kout / Kuwait, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative