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"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... »

AFAC Announces 10 New Grantees for its Novel Writing Program - 21 May, 2015 

AFAC is happy to announce the selection of 10 new grantees for the 2nd round of the “AFAC Novel Writing Program” (ANWP) which will be running under the supervision of the well-known Lebanese writer Jabbour Douaihy. Douaihy has already managed... »

Debut Live Performance of AFAC Supported Album Tafahum - 13 May, 2015 

Tafahum is a 14-piece ensemble of world class Arabic and Western musicians led by both critically acclaimed British Conductor and Composer Benjamin Ellin alongside Syrian born Ney soloist and 2014 AFAC music grantee Louai Alhenawi. Tafahum unites composers, performers and... »

Karama Human Rights Film Festival 2015  - 05 May, 2015 

Karama Human Rights Film Festival is a platform that utilizes screen arts that address human rights and social justice issues. The festival is organized by “Ma3mal 612-Think Factory” and aims to bring together relevant subject matters and to create a... »

Sneak peak of Palme D’or nominated film, Waves ’98 - 04 May, 2015 

Director Ely Dagher is officially the first Lebanese filmmaker to compete for a Palme D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival since Maroun Baghdadi won the Jury Prize for Hors La Vie in 1991. The AFAC supported animated film Waves’ 98... »

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