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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... »

Al-Mahatta Gallery organizes “Back and Forth” workshop with AFAC’s support - 03 May, 2011 

On April 24, 2011, Al-Mahatta Gallery hosted the “Back and Forth” workshop exhibition, with AFAC's support. The workshop held by the gallery under the supervision of Belgian artist Emilio Lopez aimed to document, through visual arts, the difficulties Palestinians face... »

"Imams go to school" tours Arab film festivals - 20 Apr, 2011 

“Kaouther Ben Hania’s film is about the moment where Islam meets secularism and about the complex, but dynamic and vital relationships between the two sides,” Pierre Abi Saab wrote in Al Akhbar newspaper in a review of Ben Hania’s documentary... »

Laila Hoteit's Basita wins the Best Experimental Film award in Los Angeles - 14 Apr, 2011 

Basita, a short film by the Lebanese director Laila Hoteit, has won the Best Experimental Film award in The Women's Voices From the Muslim World short-film festival organized in Los Angeles between the 17th and the 19th of March 2011.


Hoteit,... »

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