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Lacoste: No Room For Palestinian Artist - 21 Dec, 2011 

After she has been shortlisted for the 2011 Lacoste Elysée Prize, the nomination of AFAC’s new cinema grantee Larissa Sansour was revoked by Lacoste “for being too pro-Palestinian.”


In an attempt to mask the reasons for her dismissal, Lacoste asked Sansour... »

Two of AFAC Grantees at Rolex - 18 Nov, 2011 

Participants in the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative gathered in New York City on November 12th and 13th to celebrate the end of their 2010/2011 mentoring year with a festival of public performances, readings and discussions.


Present at this commemorative... »

Three AFAC grantees win the Abraaj Capital Art Prize! - 14 Oct, 2011 

On Tuesday Oct. 11th , the winners of the fourth annual award of the Abraaj Capital Art Prize were announced at the Dubai International Financial Center. Three of the five artist awardees are former AFAC grantees: the collaborative duo Joana... »

Saba Innab In "No-Sheep's Land" - 14 Oct, 2011 

Darat Al Funun (The Khalid Shoman Foundation) Amman, features the new exhibition of AFAC’s 2008 visual arts grantee Saba Innab.


he exhibition, which was launched on Oct. 11th 2011 and will remain open until Jan. 5th 2012, will be showing two... »

MOMA features AFAC Grantees and Jurors - 13 Oct, 2011 

Rania Stephan’s The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni and Oussama Mohammad's Nujum an-Nahar will be screened at the at the second installment of the film series Mapping Subjectivity: Experimentation in Arab Cinema from the 1960s to Now which is taking... »

The Death of Francois Abou Salem - 06 Oct, 2011 

It brings us great sadness to report the mysterious death of the multi-talented French/Palestinian director, actor, and comedian, Francois Abou Salem. His body was found October 1st, 2011 Saturday evening on the street side in the Tayra District of Ramallah... »

Ahmad Moghrabi presents "C.V" - 30 Sep, 2011 

Theater director Ahmad Al-Mograbi completes work on his play entitled ‘C.V.’ – an hour-long performance on the status of theatre in the Arab world and the challenges that filmmakers, actors and playwrights face in their efforts to make social change.


Al-Mograbi... »

Kawthar Ben Hania in Vancouver - 15 Sep, 2011 

AFAC Grantee Kawthar Ben Hania’s documentary film “Imams Go to School” is participating in the Vancouver international film festival set to take place from September 29 till October14. Not the first international screening the film has garnered, Ben Hania’s “Imams... »

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... »

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