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Three AFAC-Supported Films at Toronto Film Festival - 27 Aug, 2014 

The 39th session of the Toronto International Film Festival held between September 4th – 14th will showcase a range of Arab features and documentaries, short and long, including three films supported by the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture:  "... »

“Paint a Vulgar Picture” launched in Beirut - 26 Aug, 2014 

Dona Timani’s AFAC supported exhibition “Paint a Vulgar Picture” opens on August 28th at the 392RMEIL393 gallery in Gemayzeh, Beirut.


This painting exhibition that dissects Arab communities and the underlying ideologies of power will run until September 26th.


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AFAC Grantees at Locarno Film Festival - 18 Aug, 2014 

Two AFAC Grantees screened their films at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland. “The Immortal Sergeant” by Syrian filmmaker Ziad Kalthoum (ADP 2013), received its world premiere there on August 14th & 15th and Syrian filmmaker Ossama Mohammad presided the... »

AFAC Grantees at Venice Architectural Biennale  - 13 Aug, 2014 

The Syrian Pavilion at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale, directed by Rem Koolhas, features “Excavating the Sky,” an installation conceived by Syrian architect Khaled Malas that will propose alternative narratives of trauma and the subsequent production... »

Transformative Discoveries - 11 Aug, 2014 

Read Monira Al-Qadiri's story and know more about how she developed her AFAC supported project Muhawwil (Transformer).


Read the full story here

The National reviews Reem Falaknaz’s ADPP project - 18 Jul, 2014 

The National newspaper lately published a review on the documentary photography project “The Place of Perpetual Undulation” by AFAC’s ADPP grantee Reem Falaknaz. “The Place of Perpetual Undulation” is a study on small village life and the inner landscapes of... »

A new award for “My Love Awaits Me by The Sea” - 09 Jul, 2014 

The AFAC supported documentary film “My Love Awaits Me by the Sea” was awarded the Golden Linx Award for Best Feature Documentary at New Directors | New Films Festival (June 24-30, 2014) in Portugal. This poetic documentary narrating... »

As-Safir Newspaper interviews Soukaina Habiballah  - 07 Jul, 2014 

Inaya Jaber from As-Safir Newspaper interviewed the young Moroccan poet and winner of AFAC Novel Writing Program Grant in 2014 Soukaina Habiballah.


To read the full interview in Arabic, click here

Visualizing Palestine wins the 2014 Bobs award - 01 Jul, 2014 

AFAC grantees “Visualizing Palestine” were announced winners of the 2014 Bobs award for Best Social Activism. The Bobs awards honor websites and projects in 14 languages that champion the open exchange of ideas and freedom of expression.


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