Five AFAC-supported films will screen at the forthcoming 67th Berlinale (February 9-19), in different sections: Hicham Lasri’s Headbang Lullaby(Morocco), and Raed Andoni’s Ghost Hunting (Palestine) will make their World Premiere at the Panorama; Mohanad Yaqubi’s... »
The documentary film “Last Men in Aleppo” by the Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Festival under the official selection of “World Cinema”. The film captures what remains of life in Aleppo after five... »
Sawiris Foundation for Social Development announced its 2016 Cultural Awards during the annual ceremony which was held on Monday January 9th, 2017 in Cairo, Egypt. Ahmad Magdy Hammam received the First Prize for the best collection of short stories in... »
The AFAC supported documentary film “Last Men in Aleppo” directed by Firas Fayyad and co-directed by Steen Johannesen was selected for the World Doc section of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival running from the 19th to the 29th of January... »
The Dubai International Film Festival 2016 was concluded on Wednesday December 14th with the Muhr Awards ceremony where three of the eight AFAC supported films selected for the official competition of the festival won awards.
AFAC grantee Lynn Kodeih was selected to participate in Kooshk residency in Tehran. The two weeks workshop, organized by The Rybon Art Center, started on the 10th of November and was concluded on November 25th with open studios where Kodeih... »
Back in 2014, when the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture launched its AFAC Novel writing Program (ANWP), the objective was to discover, nurture and bring forward undiscovered talent from across the Arab region. The plan was to select in... »