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Four AFAC supported films at the 66th Berlinale - 29 Jan, 2016 

Running from the 11th to the 21st of February, the 66th Berlin International Film Festival will be screening four AFAC supported films in addition to three films by former AFAC grantees.

 

Among the four films, “Hedi” by Tunisian director Mohamed Ben Attia, is the first Arab film to... »




Lecture and film screening by Laila Hoteit at SOAS  - 25 Jan, 2016 

SOAS University of London will be hosting a lecture entitled “Arab cinema d´auteur” by Lebanese filmmaker and audiovisual artist Dr. Laila Hoteit. The lecture will be held on Tuesday, January 26th, at 1:00 pm followed by a screening of Hoteit’s... »




“White Cube… Literally” in Dubai - 18 Jan, 2016 

Gallery Isabelle Van Den Eynde will be hosting the group exhibition “White Cube… Literally” curated by Amanda Abi Khalil.

 

The exhibition takes the white cube form as a playful terrain to challenge the “reduction of artworks to their formal aspects” when... »




Screening of Monumentum at Sursock Museum  - 14 Jan, 2016 

Sursock Museum will be hosting a screening of the AFAC supported film Monumentum. The event will take place on January 21st at 7:00 pm  followed by a Q&A session with the director Fadi Yeni Turk.

 

In a region where current political... »




“The Place of Perpetual Undulation” exhibited in Dubai - 12 Jan, 2016 

The Gulf Photo Plus is hosting a solo photo exhibition by photographer Reem Falaknaz entitled “The Place of Perpetual Undulation". The project was produced in the framework of The Arab Documentary Photography Program (ADPP), launched in 2014 by AFAC and... »




Out on the Street screening at Zawya - 06 Jan, 2016 

Zawya art-house cinema in downtown Cairo will be hosting a full week screening of the AFAC supported film “Out on the Street” directed by Philip Rizk and Jasmina Metwaly.

 

The film is the second feature produced by Seen films and sheds... »




The New York Times reviews Bidoun’s Web Archive - 05 Jan, 2016 

The New York Times newspaper has published a review about the new web archive of Bidoun Magazine, a project supported by AFAC through a visual arts grant in 2014. The Bidoun Web Archive initiative is committed to making freely available... »




AFAC grantee receives The Arts Creativity Award - 21 Dec, 2015 

The Arab Thought Foundation announced the recipients of the 2015 awards.

 

The Arts Creativity Award went to the book "Rebel melody, the biography of the brothers Fulayfel" by the researcher Mohammad Karim and general brigadier Dr. George Herro.

 

The book documents the... »




Waves '98 in Sundance Film Festival - 17 Dec, 2015 

The 2016 Sundance Film Festival will take place from January 21st to 31st  in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The Festival is one of the world’s premiere places to debut new independent films. WAVES ‘98, written... »




“As I Open my Eyes” awarded at DIFF 12 - 17 Dec, 2015 

The AFAC supported Film “ As I Open my Eyes” was awarded the Best Muhr Fiction Feature at the 12th Dubai International Film Festival which was concluded on the 16th of December.

 

The film premiered in Venice and was then screened... »






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