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The matter of monuments - 03 Mar, 2015 

Vartan Avakian sees in Dubai, famous for its rapid growth and grandiose architecture, mere particles, molecules and dust. For Collapsing Clouds of Gas and Dust, part of the InVisible Public Art Commission, the Lebanese artist deconstructs monumentality and showcases its... »

Two AFAC Grantees Chosen for German Pavilion at Venice Biennale - 27 Feb, 2015 

Jasmina Metwaly and Philip Rizk, two AFAC grantees whose film Out On The Street (Barra Fel Share’) recently premiered at the Berlinale, were chosen to exhibit a film installation based on their film Out on the Street at... »

Robert Bosch Award for Ghassan Halwani - 23 Feb, 2015 

AFAC is pleased to announce that the Robert Bosch Stiftung awarded Ghassan Halwani, Visual Arts grantee (2013) a Film Prize for his animation film project “Clean Up The Living Room We’ve Got Visitors Coming”. The German-Lebanese co-production is set in... »

Berlinale Honours Two AFAC Grantees - 17 Feb, 2015 

AFAC is pleased to announce that two of its grantees; Akram Zaatari (Lebanon) and Marouan Omara (Egypt), received a special mention and a development grant respectively at the 2015 Berlinale.


Internationally acclaimed artist Akram Zaatari received a special mention by the... »

“Home Away from Home” to open in San Matteo, California - 12 Feb, 2015 

Rebuilding Alliance Gallerie in San Mateo, California will be hosting the second exhibition of Najib Joe Hakim’s AFAC-supported project “Home Away from Home: Little Palestine by the Bay”. Hakim's photography and oral storytelling project features black and white... »

“Lest The Two Seas Meet” at MOMA Warsaw - 10 Feb, 2015 

The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw will be hosting the group exhibition “Lest The Two Seas Meet” curated by former AFAC visual arts juror Tarek Abou El Fetouh. The exhibition’s point of departure is that moment – difficult to... »

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.


Read the full story here


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... »

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