Film Funding

  • Cotton Queen

    Spring Grants 2022 - Production Stage

    In a cotton-farming village in Sudan, 15-year-old Nafisa lives a simple life, picking cotton wi…

    Suzannah Mirghani / Palestine, Germany, France, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Crayons of Askalan

    Fall Grant 2011 - Post-Production Stage

    A creative documentary based on the powerful story of the Palestinian artist Zuhdi Al Adawi. IN…

    Laila Hotait Salas / Lebanon, Spain, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • The Crown of Olives

    Fall Grants 2020 - Development Stage

    Reem leaves her small Moroccan village where producing olive oil is their only means of making…

    Muzna Almusafer / Oman, Italy, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • The Curious Mr. Daoud

    Spring Grants 2020 - Production Stage

    The writer Kamel Daoud is one of a kind. His words unleash passions, acerbic polemics and conde…

    Sidahmed Semiane / Algeria, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Cursed Be the Phosphate

    Spring Grant 2012 -

    On 5 January 2008, a sit-in organised by a group of unemployed youths in front of the town hall…

    Sami Tlili / Tunisia, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • The Dam

    Fall Grants 2021 - Post-Production Stage

    Sudan, near the Merowe Dam. Maher works in a traditional brickyard fed by the waters of the Nil…

    Ali Cherri / France, Sudan, Lebanon, Germany, Serbia, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • The Dam

    Fall Grants 2018 - Production Stage

    Sudan, near the Merowe Dam. Maher works in a traditional brickyard fed by the waters of the Nil…

    Ali Cherri / France, Sudan, Lebanon, Germany, Serbia, Qatar / Feature Experimental or Essay

  • Damascus My First Kiss

    Spring Grant 2011 - Post-Production Stage

    When I got my first period, my mother kissed me and said with a smile: “Now you are a woman. Yo…

    Lina Alabed / Syria, Lebanon, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Dancing Beirut

    Fall Grant 2012 - Development Stage

    A group of dancers wander through Beirut, looking for spaces where they can generate visual, so…

    Alia Hamdan, Fares Chalabi / 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

  • Dar El Malika

    Spring Grants 2021 - Development Stage

    Because she has only daughters, Malika finds herself homeless and almost destitute after the tr…

    Lotfi Bouchouchi / Algeria, Qatar / TV Series

  • Dark Skull

    Spring Grants 2016 -

    After his father dies, Elder is forced to live with his grandmother – far away from the city –…

    Kiro Russo / Bolivia, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • The Dark Wind

    Fall Grant 2015 - Post-Production Stage

    Reko and Pero, a young Yazidi couple, prepare for family life in their village Boza. Suddenly,…

    Hussein Hassan / Iraq, Germany, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Daughters of Abdul-Rahman

    Spring Grant 2011 - Development Stage

    Single and middle-aged, Zainab lives a dreary existence as a local seamstress and her father’s…

    Zaid Abu Hamdan / Jordan, Egypt, 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 Day Vladimir Died

    Spring Grants 2020 - Production Stage

    Vladimir, an old Beirut resident, checks the obituaries page and attends funerals daily. Follow…

    Fadi Syriani / Lebanon, Germany, Qatar / Short Narrative

  • The Day of Wrath: Tales from Tripoli

    Spring Grants 2021 - Production Stage

    Combining fiction with the documentation of real events, 'The Day of Wrath: Tales from Tripoli'…

    Rania Rafei / Lebanon, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Days of Grace

    Spring Grants 2017 - Development Stage

    A young Syrian man is faced with a dilemma: he has only a few days to leave Beirut to go abroad…

    Saleh Nass / Bahrain, Lebanon, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • The Days of Tyranny

    Fall Grant 2011 -

    In a border town set in an unnamed Arab country ruled by a ruthless dictatorship, Hana, a mothe…

    Katia Jarjoura / Canada, France, Lebanon, Qatar / Feature Narrative