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7 AFAC grantees at the 65th Berlinale - 29 Jan, 2015 

AFAC is proud to announce that five of its present and two former grantees will be presenting their films at this year’s Berlinale, taking place from February 5th – 15th 2015.

 

Two Lebanese and two Egyptian films will be... »




AFAC film “Love Stories from Palestine” wins MBC Hope Prize - 19 Jan, 2015 

“MBC Hope” & “The United Nations Volunteers Programme” announced the winners of their initiative “Arab Youth Volunteers for a Better Future” along with the winners of MBC Hope – 'Doing Good' prizes in Dubai on January 18th, 2015. AFAC’s executive... »




Retracing Palestinian Militant Cinema - 07 Jan, 2015 

AFAC Documentary program grantee Mohannad Al-Ya’coubi tells us the story behind his film “Off-Frame”, a documentary film that traces the history of the Palestinian Militant Cinema and what remains from the Palestinian Film Unit.

 

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AFAC-supported Films Gain Great Exposure at Film Festivals - 21 Dec, 2014 

During the last three months of 2014, AFAC-supported films have gained great exposure in the region’s leading film festivals and internationally. From the Abu Dhabi Film Festival – ADFF – to Carthage Cinema Days and the Dubai International Film Festival... »




Three AFAC-supported Films win at DIFF - 18 Dec, 2014 

The 11th Dubai International Film Festival, held between December 10th – 17th, included 9 AFAC-supported projects: “The Valley” by Ghassan Salhab (Lebanon) and “Home Sweet Home” by Nadine Naous (Lebanon) featured in the Arabian Nights section; “The Council” by Yahya... »




“Stand Here” in Dubai - 18 Dec, 2014 

Ever noticed how some artworks only make sense if you see them from one particular perspective? “Stand Here” is a public installation by young Emirati artist Shaikha Al-Mazrou that explores this phenomenon in a minimalistic and playful way. Go check... »




“Return to Homs” & “Silvered Water” in CBS News - 17 Dec, 2014 

CBS News aired an episode called “Inside Homs” on Dec. 14, 2014 which featured two AFAC-supported creative documentaries: “Return to Homs” by Talal Derki, selected among Indiewire’s Top 12 documentaries of 2014, and “Silvered... »




Nothing Doing In Baghdad reviewed by ScreenDaily  - 16 Dec, 2014 

ScreenDaily published a review of the AFAC-supported film project “Nothing Doing in Baghdad” on December 13th. The film is set in Baghdad, during the final week of 2006, when Saddam Hussein was executed. It follows the intersecting lives of several... »




AFAC Grantees Monira Al Qadiri and Reem Falaknaz Participate at FIND Conference  - 15 Dec, 2014 

Two AFAC Grantees, women visual artists from the Gulf region, Monira Al Qadiri (Kuwait) and Reem Falaknaz (UAE) are participating at the FIND  - Forming Intersections & Dialogues – Conference held at NYU Abu Dhabi. FIND is an innovative cultural... »




Imagination Bursts across the Land in Stories and Blood - 11 Dec, 2014 

AFAC grantee Alaa Rashidi shares with us the story of how single night’s paper in Paris evolved into the short-story collection "The Final Game before Setting Down the Rules".

 

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