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Arab Documentary Photography Program 2022 Photographers Announced

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture – AFAC, the Prince Claus Fund, and the Magnum Foundation are happy to announce the 12 photographers selected to be...
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The Quest for Belonging - An Encounter with Rehab Eldalil

Your personal, long-term visual storytelling project, “The Path of the Stranger Whose Path Has Been Broken”, won the National Geographic Society’s...
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AFAC-supported Films at Gabès Cinema Fen

Eight AFAC-supported films will be screened at the 4th edition of the Gabès Cinema Fen festival, running from May 6 to 12, 2022 in the south-east Tunisian...
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Five AFAC-supported Films at Cannes 2022

Five AFAC-supported films will compete in different sections of the Cannes International Film Festival, which will be celebrating its 75th edition in...
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AFAC’s Second Call for Applications 2022 is Now Open

The application process for Cinema, Music and Training and Regional Events is now open. Applications will be accepted over a period of two months between...
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"That I work for them, not with them"
Essay by Mohamed Soueid

Starting today, and throughout the month of May, 15 AFAC-supported films selected by Mohammad Soueid will be on show on the Aflamuna streaming platform....
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15 Films for 15 Years

Starting today, and throughout the month of May, 15 AFAC-supported films selected by Mohamed Soueid will be on show on the Aflamuna streaming platform....
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Arts and Culture Entrepreneurship Program Announces Fourth Cycle Grantee Entities

Seven cultural institutions hailing from Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine and Syria have been selected to be part of the 4th cycle of the Arts...
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Five Arab women filmmakers receive grant through Netflix’s Fund for Creative Equity in partnership with AFAC

Netflix in partnership with the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture - AFAC, has announced five Arab women filmmakers and producers who will receive a one-time...
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Six AFAC-supported Films at Cinéma du Réel

Six films supported by AFAC will participate in the 44th International Documentary Film Festival Cinéma du Réel, taking place in various locations across...
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An Encounter with Mayye Zayed: “Lift Like a Girl”

1- Your debut feature documentary film “Lift Like a Girl” is about the dreams we pursue at whatever cost, regardless of the milieu in which we were...
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Research on the Arts Program Wraps Up its 2022 Workshop

The group of five grantees (three individuals and two teams) from the 2021-2022 cycle of the Research on the Arts Program (RAP) convened in a workshop...
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Job Vacancy: Communication Specialist

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture - AFAC is looking for an energetic and talented Communication Specialist to join the communications team. You have...
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AFAC’s First Call for Applications is now Open

The application process for Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Creative and Critical Writings, the AFAC Documentary Program and the Arab Documentary Photography...
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Two AFAC-supported Films at Berlinale 2022

Two AFAC-supported films will premiere at the 72nd annual Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale). In Egyptian director Mohamad Shawky Hassan’s...
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AFAC and ACSS Select New Cohort of 2021 Research on the Arts Grantees

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture – AFAC and the Arab Council for the Social Sciences – ACSS are pleased to announce the five research projects,...
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Zoom in on AFAC’s Cinema 2021 Grantees

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture - AFAC has announced the selection of 20 fictional film projects hailing from 10 Arab countries, as part of the AFAC...
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Sounds that Connect: 2021 AFAC Music Grantees Announced

A drum roll for the fifteen music projects that received support from the 2021 AFAC Music grant program. This year, AFAC received 188 applications by...
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Eleven AFAC-supported Films at Cairo Film Festival

The 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) will run from November 26 to December 5, 2021, featuring eleven AFAC-supported films...
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Red Sea Film Festival to Showcase Eleven AFAC-supported Films

The Red Sea Film Festival 2021, running from December 6 to 15 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will feature eleven AFAC-supported films. This will be a premiere...
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