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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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A Golden Tanit and 4 TAKMEEL awards for AFAC films in Carthage  - 10 Dec, 2014 

The 25th Carthage Film Festival which launched on November 29th and concluded on December 6th featured 9 AFAC supported films, of which 5 received awards. “The Wanted 18” by Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan won the Golden Tanit for Best... »




“Mother of the Unborn” wins in IDFA - 01 Dec, 2014 

International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam closed its 2014 edition on November 30th as the winners in the different categories of the festival were announced. In the IDFA Competition for First Appearance where 15 feature length documentary films from around the... »




Beirut & Beyond to launch soon - 26 Nov, 2014 

The 2nd edition of Beirut & Beyond International Music Festival will be held from the 4th to 7th of December in Beirut supported by AFAC. The festival features 12 concerts in 5 different venues in Beirut and 1... »






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