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Vartan Avakian's solo show in Cairo - 21 May, 2015 

Nile Sunset Annex is hosting Vartan Avakian's first solo show in Cairo. The show consists of two pieces: "Collapsing Clouds of Gas and Dust" which is supported by AFAC and "One Other Story" . the pieces are of an unusually small... »




AFAC Announces 10 New Grantees for its Novel Writing Program - 21 May, 2015 

AFAC is happy to announce the selection of 10 new grantees for the 2nd round of the “AFAC Novel Writing Program” (ANWP) which will be running under the supervision of the well-known Lebanese writer Jabbour Douaihy. Douaihy has already managed... »




Debut Live Performance of AFAC Supported Album Tafahum - 13 May, 2015 

Tafahum is a 14-piece ensemble of world class Arabic and Western musicians led by both critically acclaimed British Conductor and Composer Benjamin Ellin alongside Syrian born Ney soloist and 2014 AFAC music grantee Louai Alhenawi. Tafahum unites composers, performers and... »




Karama Human Rights Film Festival 2015  - 05 May, 2015 

Karama Human Rights Film Festival is a platform that utilizes screen arts that address human rights and social justice issues. The festival is organized by “Ma3mal 612-Think Factory” and aims to bring together relevant subject matters and to create a... »




Sneak peak of Palme D’or nominated film, Waves ’98 - 04 May, 2015 

Director Ely Dagher is officially the first Lebanese filmmaker to compete for a Palme D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival since Maroun Baghdadi won the Jury Prize for Hors La Vie in 1991. The AFAC supported animated film Waves’ 98... »




Mohanad Yaqubi masterclass at Palestine Cuts - 29 Apr, 2015 

Palestinian director Mohanad Yaqubi, AFAC Grantee for his feature documentary film "Off Frame: A Journey through militant cinema" , will deliver a Master Class on Palestinian Militant Cinema on Friday May 1st at Columbia University’s Palestine Cuts, a new space... »




Six AFAC Grantees at the Venice Biennale - 28 Apr, 2015 

AFAC is proud to announce that 6 of our grantees will be a part of the 56th Venice Biennale (May 9- Nov 22, 2015). La Biennale di Venezia is one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world and... »




AFAC grantee Eman Helal to participate in the Joop Swart Masterclass - 27 Apr, 2015 

During the Awards Days, World Press Photo announced the names of the 12 young photographers who will participate in the 22nd edition of the annual Joop Swart Masterclass, including AFAC grantee Eman Bedir Helal. The participating photographers will, under guidance... »




AFAC Grantees at Cannes - 27 Apr, 2015 

Syrian producer and Proaction Film’s co-founder, Diana El Jeiroudi (2010 AFAC grantee) will participate in the 68th Cannes Film Festival's jury for the newly launched documentary award "Golden Eye Award” (L’oeil d’Or). The award was created for the first time... »




3 AFAC-grantees nominated for the Worldpress Joop Swart Masterclass - 20 Apr, 2015 

AFAC congratulates three Arab Documentary Photography Program (ADPP) grantees Samar Hazboun (Palestine), Reem Falaknaz (UAE) and Faisal Al Fouzan (Kuwait) for having been shortlisted for the Worldpress Joop Swart Masterclass. The trio, working on women forced to give birth at... »






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