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ADFP project “Challatt of Tunis” awarded best project in the Investigation category - 07 Jul, 2011 

From June 20 to 24th, 2011, AFAC attended the Sunny Side of the Doc festival and film market in La Rochelle, France represented by AFAC’s director Oussama Rifahi and documentary programs consultant Emily Dische-Becker. AFAC was an official sponsor of... »

Al-Qabas Kuwaiti newspaper interviews AFAC’s executive director Oussama Rifahi - 23 Jun, 2011 

In Dalaa Al Mufti’s interview in Al-Qabas Newspaper with Oussama Rifahi on the 19th of June 2011, the executive director of AFAC gave a brief about the Fund’s history, Goals, and grants categories, and explained its conditions and evaluation process.



Answering... »

AFAC’s Panel at the "22nd Sunny Side of the Doc" - 11 Jun, 2011 

The French city of La Rochelle is expected to be crowded between the 21 and 24 June 2011, as hundreds of Documentary film producers, directors, and fans will be experiencing the "22nd Sunny Side of the Doc". This year, the... »

AFAC Explores the Cultural Scene in Egypt After the Revolution - 06 Jun, 2011 

To those who visit Egypt these days, it is clear that the day Mubarak stepped down, on 11 February 2011, was not the end of the revolution, but its beginning. Protests continue, albeit in smaller numbers; cafes and walls are... »

Closing the 2011 first open call for proposals - 31 May, 2011 

On May 31st, 2011, at 6:00 pm, AFAC closed this year’s first open call for proposals in the categories Literature, Visual Arts and Performing Arts, as well as for the Arab Documentary Film Program (ADFP). AFAC received 512 applications from... »

Mediterranean Meetings on Cinema and Human Rights  - 21 Apr, 2011 

As part of the 2nd edition of the "Mediterranean Meetings on Cinema and Human Rights," a panel entitled “Democracy and Human Rights in the Arab World” was held on April 9, 2011 in Rabat. The panel included AFAC’s Executive Director... »

Magharebia Website Interviews AFAC in Tunisia - 15 Apr, 2011 

"We have come to Tunisia to further promote our programs, as we noticed the lack of applications coming from Maghreb countries," AFAC Executive Director Oussama Rifahi told Houda Trabelsi of Magharebia website about AFAC's participation in the Days of the... »

AFAC visits post-revolution Tunisia  - 06 Apr, 2011 

AFAC will be visiting Tunisia as a guest of honor of "Documentary Days," a three-day documentary festival held at Cinemafricart in Tunis.


We would like to invite all artists, filmmakers, writers and interested parties active in the cultural sphere to a... »

Interview with AFAC director Oussama Rifahi - 22 Dec, 2010 

Why did AFAC move from Amman to Beirut?

AFAC is currently trying to expand its funding base and garner visibility for its operations from the cultural community and the media at large. Beirut is a flourishing cultural center that offers tremendous... »

AFAC selects 54 new grantees from across the Arab World  - 22 Dec, 2010 

This year’s grantees include 37 individuals and 17 institutions, from 12 countries––Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, the US and Yemen.


-In cinema, a total of $204,000 was awarded to 8 grantees from 8 countries.

-In visual arts,... »

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