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Release of Sharqī (My Orient) by Ghassan Sahhab - 17 Feb, 2017 

With the support of AFAC, Ghassan Sahhab will be releasing his first album "Sharqī" (My Orient) during a music concert  Sunflower - Douwar el Shams in Beirut on Wednesday, the 8th of March at 8:30 PM. The album... »

May He Rise: a dance performance by Ali Chahrour - 15 Feb, 2017 

Following “Fatmeh” and “Leila’s Death”, “May He Rise” concludes Ali Chahrour’s trilogy on mourning rituals and their rich repertoire of movement, and the problematic of the presence of the body. the piece will be performed at Al Madina theatre in... »

"Heroes" by Khouloud Yassine in Beirut - 14 Feb, 2017 

Al-Madina Theatre in Beirut will be hosting three performances of Khouloud Yassine's latest creation "Heroes" on February 24th, 25th and 26th at 8:30 PM.


“Heroes (Surface of revolution)” is an AFAC-supported choreographic creation focusing on the subject of representations of the body... »

Five Films Supported by AFAC Play the Berlinale and a Strong Presence for Arab Cinema - 01 Feb, 2017 

Five AFAC-supported films will screen at the forthcoming 67th Berlinale (February 9-19), in different sections: Hicham Lasri’s Headbang Lullaby (Morocco), and Raed Andoni’s Ghost Hunting (Palestine) will make their World Premiere at the Panorama; Mohanad Yaqubi’s... »

“Last Men in Aleppo” Wins the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance - 30 Jan, 2017 

The documentary film “Last Men in Aleppo” by the Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Festival under the official selection of “World Cinema”. The film captures what remains of life in Aleppo after five... »

Ahmad Hammam wins Sawiris prize for the best collection of short stories - 11 Jan, 2017 

Sawiris Foundation for Social Development announced its 2016 Cultural Awards during the annual ceremony which was held on Monday January 9th, 2017 in Cairo, Egypt. Ahmad Magdy Hammam received the First Prize for the best collection of short stories in... »

Three Arab Film in Sundance Film Festival - 03 Jan, 2017 

The AFAC supported documentary film “Last Men in Aleppo” directed by Firas Fayyad and co-directed by Steen Johannesen was selected for the World Doc section of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival running from the 19th to the 29th of January... »

Three AFAC-supported Films Awarded at DIFF 2016 - 19 Dec, 2016 

The Dubai International Film Festival 2016 was concluded on Wednesday December 14th with the Muhr Awards ceremony where three of the eight AFAC supported films selected for the official competition of the festival won awards.


Maher Abi Samra’s “A Maid For... »

22 New Film Projects to Receive Grants from AFAC - 06 Dec, 2016 

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) is pleased to announce the selection of 22 new film projects to receive $480,000 in total grants from its 2016 General Grants program for Cinema.


This year, AFAC received 300 applications in total,... »

On Repetition and Failure exhibited in Tehran - 01 Dec, 2016 

AFAC grantee Lynn Kodeih was selected to participate in Kooshk residency in Tehran. The two weeks workshop, organized by The Rybon Art Center, started on the 10th of November and was concluded on November 25th with open studios where Kodeih... »

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