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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... »

AFAC Grantee’s Short Film Waves ‘98 to compete at Cannes - 15 Apr, 2015 

AFAC is proud to announce that Waves ’98 by 2012 cinema-grantee Ely Dagher is 1 of 9 films selected by the 2015 Short Films Competition of the Cannes Festival – out of 4550 short films submitted. The only animation movie... »

AFAC grantees win at Festival International du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Tétouan - 09 Apr, 2015 

Three AFAC-supported films were honoured at this year’s Festival International du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Tétouan (Morocco). Salim Abou Jabal (Palestine, Qatar, UAE & Syria) was awarded the Grand prix du documentaire for his film Roshmia at this year’s edition of... »

Monumentum to screen at Visions du Réel  - 08 Apr, 2015 

AFAC-grantee Fadi Yeni Turk’s documentary Monumentum will be screening in the Regard Neuf category at this year’s Visions du Réel Festival International du Cinéma, taking place in Nyon, Switzerland between April 17th and 25th 2015.


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A Tale of Two Exhibitions and the Politics of Forgetting - 07 Apr, 2015 

Curated by Kristine Khouri and Rasha Salti, the AFAC-supported exhibition "Past Disquiet: Narratives and Ghosts from The International Art Exhibition for Palestine, 1978", now on view at MACBA, Museu d’art contemporani in Barcelona, is seen as both timely and groundbreaking,... »

The Valley receives FIPRESCI Award - 01 Apr, 2015 

The Valley, by Lebanese filmmaker Ghassan Salhab, received the FIPRESCI Jury Award at the 29e Festival International de Films de Fribourg, which was held in the Swiss town between March 21st and 28th, 2015. 


The AFAC grantee’s latest film, which follows... »

Cynthia Zaven to participate in “This is the Time. This is the Record of the Time” - 25 Mar, 2015 

Beirut based composer, pianist and artist Cynthia Zaven is participating in the group show “This is the Time. This is the Record of the Time”. Curated by Angela Harutyunyan and Nat Muller, this group exhibition will open tomorrow, Thursday March... »

Boulder Plots - 24 Mar, 2015 

Boulder Plots, part of the InVisible Public Art Commission, consists of gouged boulders from the quarries of Fujairah that reflect the heavy construction activity happening in Dubai. Incredulous witness to Dubai’s constant transformation, Vikram Divecha was inspired to create this... »

Cities of Salt Opera Premieres at Shubbak 2015 - 18 Mar, 2015 

Shubbak, ‘the window to the Arab world’, which will run between July 11th and 25th this year, has announced part of this year’s line-up. Cities of Salt will see its world premiere at London’s Linbury Theater in partnership with the... »

14 AFAC-Funded Films at the 8th Beirut Cinema Days - 12 Mar, 2015 

AFAC is proud to announce that 14 AFAC-supported films will be screening during the eighth edition of Beirut Cinema Days/Ayam Beirut Al Cinema’iya, starting today, Thursday, March 12th. Among the films are award-winning feature, documentary and short films: 

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