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AFAC supported films premiering at the Toronto Film Festival - 27 Aug, 2015 

Three AFAC supported films will be screened at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival (tiff.)which is scheduled to be held from 10 to 20 September 2015.

 

Palestinian filmmaker and documentary veteran Mai Masri will celebrate the world premiere of her first... »




First ADPP Workshop Concludes in Beirut - 26 Aug, 2015 

The Arab Documentary Photography Programme 2015 (ADPP) held its first workshop in Beirut between August 20th and 23rd. Ten documentary photographers engaged with their mentors over an intensive four-day period. On the first day, the grantees and the... »




AFAC in partnership with Magnum Foundation Presents "Live, Love, Limbo" - 21 Aug, 2015 

AFAC is partnering with Magnum Foundation to present Live, Love, Limbo, an exhibition of photographic works by Natalie Naccache (Lebanon) and Omar Imam (Syria), at Photoville in New York City this Sept 10th - 20th. The photographers will also give a talk... »




The 2015 Venice Film Festival will feature three films supported by AFAC - 06 Aug, 2015 

The 72nd Venice International Film Festival, organized by La Biennale di Venezia, will run on Venice Lido from 2nd to 12th September 2015. The festival organizers have chosen three AFAC supported films to take part in this year’s... »




"Waves ’98" Lebanese Premiere at Metropolis! - 14 Jul, 2015 

AFAC supported short animation film and winner of the 2015 Palme D’Or, “Waves ‘98” by Ely Dagher will have its Lebanese Premiere at the Metropolis Cinema - Empire Sofil on Monday July 20th at 8:30 PM.

 

"Waves ’98" is about Omar,... »




Plan for Greater Baghdad - 06 Jul, 2015 

Plan for Greater Baghdad was activated by a set of 35mm slides taken by architect Rifat Chadirji in 1982 of a Gymnasium in Baghdad that was designed by Le Corbusier and named after Saddam Hussein. The project looks at monuments,... »




AFAC supported film “Out on the Street” to Screen at Fid Marseille - 09 Jun, 2015 

After its Berlinale premiere in February 2015,  AFAC-supported film  “Out on the Street” by Egyptian Duo Jasmina Metwaly and Philip Rizk will screen at the 26th  FID Marseille (June 30-July 6, 2015), Marseille's International Film Festival.

 

Additionally, AFAC previous grantee and juror Rasha Salti... »




AFAC grantee Zara Samiry interviewed by The New York Times - 02 Jun, 2015 

A few troupes of women in Morocco had begun performing the traditionally male equestrian display of “Fantasia”.

 

The Fantasia is a centuries-old cultural performance that combines history and storytelling and celebrates the North African tradition of a close relationship with masculinity,... »




AFAC Grantee Ely Dagher Wins the Palme D’Or - 24 May, 2015 

Ely Dagher’s Waves ’98 was awarded the Palme d’Or for Best Short Film at the closing ceremony of the 68th Cannes Film Festival. The AFAC-supported 15-minute animated short was 1 of 9 films selected by the 2015 Short Films Competition... »




Vartan Avakian's solo show in Cairo - 21 May, 2015 

Nile Sunset Annex is hosting Vartan Avakian's first solo show in Cairo. The show consists of two pieces: "Collapsing Clouds of Gas and Dust" which is supported by AFAC and "One Other Story" . the pieces are of an unusually small... »






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