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"Living Skin" Wins Best First Film at the International Mediterranean Cinema Festival - 08 Apr, 2011 

Fawzi Saleh's full length documentary film "Living Skin" has won the Best First Film prize at the International Mediterranean Cinema Festival held in the Moroccan city of Tatwan. In "Living Skin," the Egyptian director, who was an AFAC Arab documentary... »

The Documentary Film Festival touring Iraq with AFAC's support - 06 Apr, 2011 

The Independent Film & Television College is launching its first Documentary Film Festival in Iraq with AFAC's support. The college, which was an AFAC cinema grantee in 2010, aims at supporting Iraqi filmmakers through its free-of-charge training center established in... »

The 10th Sharjah Biennial Commissions AFAC Grantee Rania Stephan's Film - 30 Mar, 2011 

Rania Stephan's 70 minutes documentary "The Three Disappearances of Souad Hosni" was chosen as one of the commissioned films at "Plot for a Biennial", the 10th Sharjah Biennial.


In this film, Stephan, a Lebanese director and AFAC Arab Documentary Film Program... »

House of Poetry launches first Arab African Poetry Festival with AFAC support - 24 Mar, 2011 

The House of Poetry in Morocco celebrated the cultural and artistic bonds between Arabs and Africans with its Arab African Poetry Festival, which was held from March 19 to 21 and hosted 14 poets from Africa and the Arab world.


The... »

The poignance of absence in AFAC grantee Saba Innab's "No-Sheep's Land" - 18 Mar, 2011 

"The stillness in the work of Jordanian artist Saba Innab is not neutral," writes Al Akhbar's Hazim Suleiman of 2009 AFAC Visual Arts grantee Saba Innab's recent opening at the Agial Gallery in Beirut. "The gray carries with it an... »

Grantee’s Film Wins a Prize at the Sawy Culturewheel Festival in Egypt - 27 Jan, 2011 

2008 AFAC grantee Ismail Elnazer won an award for the film “Hokm Qaraqush” or “The Rule of Qaraqush” at the Egyptian festival, the 3d Sakia...


Culturewheel for Animated Films. The film was the outcome of a workshop held under the supervision... »

Babylon Cult Art's "L’Eloge du Corps” at the Fes International Dance Festival  - 20 Jan, 2011 

Director of Fes International Dance Festival talks about "L’Eloge du Corps”


Towards the end of October 2010, the Moroccan city of Fes hosted the fourth edition of the International Dance Festival entitled "l’Eloge du Corps” or “In Praise of the Body”,... »

“Cactus Borders” Opens in Gaza with AFAC’s Support - 20 Jan, 2011 

Mohammed Hawajri opened his new exhibition “Cactus Borders” in Gaza, choosing the cactus plant as the theme for his exhibition to symbolize the plight of the people of Gaza who remain under siege, facing destruction and occupation. Hawajri was awarded... »

“We Were Communists” tours international festivals - 18 Jan, 2011 

Following the success of his feature-length documentaries, "Chronicles of Return", "Women of Hezbollah", and "Shatila Roundabout", Maher Abi Samra debuted his latest film "We Were Communists", made possible through a grant from AFAC in 2009. Tracing the intersecting destinies of... »

Home Workspace Program | Open Studios - 30 Nov, -0001 

Ashkal Alwan is launching today (Wednesday, July 27th, 2016) the Home Workspace Program 2015-16 Open Studios, with participants:

Mahdi Baraghithi, Monica Basbous, Mohammed Berro, Baris Dogrusoz, Merve Ertufan, Ahmed Elghoneimy, Mustapha Jundi, Lynn Kodeih, Mochu, Bahar Noorizadeh, Levi Orta, Rivers... »

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