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Two of AFAC's projects in San Sebastian - 14 Aug, 2011 

Four Arab films have been selected this year for the “Cinema in Motion Program” of the 59th San Sebastian Film Festival which will run between the 16th and 24th of September. The program aims to highlight films in their post-production... »

Hala Lotfy Awarded at Sarajevo - 11 Aug, 2011 

The Egyptian filmmaker and AFAC 2008 cinema Grantee Hala Lotfy was awarded this year’s Katrin Cartlidge Bursary at the Sarajevo Film Festival for her feature debut “The Stroke”.


The film sheds light on the plight of Cairo’s lower-class citizens through the... »

KARAMA Call for Film Entries - 10 Aug, 2011 

Karama Human Rights Film Festival (KHRFF) presents its 2nd edition, set to take place from 5 to 10 December 2011 in Amman, Jordan. KHRFF focuses on films with a strong human rights theme at their core, and which are artistically... »

Karima Zoubir wins the Puma Creative Catalyst award - 09 Aug, 2011 

AFAC 2009 Arab Documentary Film Program grantee Karima Zoubir has won the Puma Creative Catalyst Award at the Durban FilmMart for her documentary "Woman with a Camera".


The Film is a portrait of Mrs. Fenan, an illiterate Moroccan woman who is... »

Variety Interviews Jacir - 08 Aug, 2011 

"Her film “Like Twenty Impossibles” (2003) was the first Palestinian short film to be an official selection of the Cannes International Film Festival. It won more than 15 awards at various international festivals, including Best Film at the Palm Springs... »

Another Prize for Rania Stephan - 04 Aug, 2011 

Arab Documentary Film Program grantee Rania Stefan wins the "Renaud Victor Prize" at FID MARSEILLE 2011 for her documentary "The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni".


The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni is a documentary about the star of Egyptian cinema, from... »

Toufic Farroukh launches “Cinema Beirut” - 01 Jul, 2011 

Paris-based Lebanese musician and 2009 AFAC grantee Toufic Farroukh recently returned to Beirut to launch his latest CD “Cinema Beirut,” which is a compilation, re-mix, and re-mastering of music from the Lebanese film soundtracks of the past few years. “One... »

“Challat of Tunis” wins an award in Sunny Side of the Doc - 30 Jun, 2011 

As the sunny side of the doc was wrapping on Friday June 24, 2011, the Tunisian documentary film “Challat of Tunis” has won one of the International Projects Showcase awards on this year’s event.


“Produced by Paris-based shingle Avenue B and... »

The Iraqi pavilion launches at Venice with AFAC’s support - 06 Jun, 2011 

On June 2nd, 2011, the Iraqi Pavilion was launched at the 54th Venice Biennale under the theme “Wounded Water." Curated by Mary Angela Schroth, the Pavilion hosts six of the most active Iraqi contemporary artists including Ali Assaf, Azad Nanakeli,... »

Beirut Animated 2 launches today with AFAC’s support - 03 May, 2011 

The second edition of the animation film festival organized by the Metropolis association in partnership with Samandal magazine, Beirut Animated 2, was launched yesterday (Monday 02/05/2011) at the Metropolis cinema in Beirut. The opening was too crowded, the organizers had... »

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