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AFAC Documentary Program

01 May 2019 | 11:59 pm

Creative and Critical Writings

01 May 2019 | 11:59 pm

The Arab Documentary Photography Program

01 May 2019 | 11:59 pm

Visual Arts

01 May 2019 | 11:59 pm

Performing Arts

01 May 2019 | 11:59 pm

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Elia Suleiman’s “It Must Be Heaven” Competes in Cannes Film Festival

Palestinian cineaste Elia Suleiman’s latest film, “It Must Be Heaven”, was announced last week as part of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival’s Competition....
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AFAC and SDC Launch North Africa Cultural Program

AFAC and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) launched the North Africa Cultural Program on March 25, 2019 during a cocktail reception...
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Marseilles’ Aflam Festival Features Rich Line-Up of AFAC-Supported films

Aflam, Rencontres Internationales de Cinema will launch its 6th edition with the support of AFAC on April 1 in the French city of Marseilles and its suburbs,...
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Irtijal Kicks off the 19th Edition

Beirut’s experimental music festival Irtijal 2019 returns in its 19th edition from March 29 to 31, 2019, rich with local and international acts including...
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Beirut Cinema Days Festival Opens March 29th

The AFAC-supported Beirut Cinema Days Festival (Ayam Beirut al Cinema’iya), organized by Beirut DC, is set to launch its 10th edition on March 29, 2019...
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Fifteen AFAC Grantees Nominated for World Press Photo Foundation Masterclass 2019

AFAC is very pleased to announce that fifteen of its grantees, including 14 photographers from the Arab Documentary Photography Program (ADPP), have been...
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Five AFAC-supported Films Play CPH:DOX 2019

The 16th Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival (CPH:DOX 2019) will take place March 20-31, 2019. This year’s line-up reveals a marked participation...
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Atelier for Young Festival Managers alongside NEXT

In the framework of the partnership between The Arab Fund for Arts & Culture (AFAC) and The Festival Academy (an initiative of the European Festivals...
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At the intersection of culture and technology

The 2nd Annual UNFOLD Art Xchange will open this coming Thursday March 7, 2019 at the Bahrain International Convention and Exhibition Centre, with a panel...
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The story on India by Arundhati Ghosh

In a country of 1.33 billion, there is not a single story to reveal India. When was the last time you discovered India through an arts and culture lens?...
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AFAC Opens Call for 2019 First Grants Cycle

AFAC has opened the call for applications to its first cycle of grants, namely for Visual Arts (VA), Performing Arts (PA), AFAC Documentary Program (ADP),...
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AFAC-supported Film Secures Double Win at Berlinale 2019

The 69th Berlinale Jury has voted; the public has cast its votes: “Talking About Trees”, the first feature film by young Sudanese filmmaker Suhaib...
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Documentary Convention 2019 Registration Now Open

150 of the world’s leading documentary professionals and decision-makers meet up in Leipzig Registration is now open for the second annual international...
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AFAC’s Documentary Photography Program in Spotlight at Dubai’s GPP Photo Week

AFAC joins forces with Gulf Photo Plus (GPP) and Alserkal Avenue to showcase compelling projects from the Arab world at the headline exhibition of the...
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Three AFAC-supported Films Play Berlinale 2019

The 69th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale( will witness the participation of a number of Arab films this year, including three...
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… And the Oscar nominee is: AFAC-supported “Of Fathers and Sons”

We are thrilled to share with you the fantastic news, fresh out of Tuesday’s Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announcement: “Of Fathers...
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Three AFAC-supported Films Awarded at Karama Film Festival

The 9th edition of the Karama Human Rights Film Festival concluded on December 11, 2018 in Amman, Jordan with a closing ceremony that awarded three AFAC-supported...
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AFAC Grantees on Show at BBIMF 2018

The 6th edition of the Beirut & Beyond International Music Festival (BIMFF) 2018 kicked off on December 6 in Beirut. Featuring a lineup of diverse local...
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Three AFAC-supported Films Play CIFF 2018

The 40th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) 2018 opens on November 20, 2018 with three participating films supported by AFAC. The...
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Three AFAC-supported films awarded at El Gouna Film Festival 2018

Out of the ten AFAC-supported films selected for the different competitions at El Gouna Film Festival 2018, three received top awards during the closing...
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