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Five AFAC-supported Films in IDFA 2020

The International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) will run from November 16 to December 6, 2020 in Amsterdam’s cinemas and online, showcasing...
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Announcing ACE Third Edition’s Institutions

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture – AFAC and Drosos Foundation have the pleasure to announce the eight cultural institutions from seven Arab countries,...
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The AFAC - Netflix Hardship Fund | In Support of the Film and TV Community in Lebanon

Open Call: October 26, 2020 Deadline: November 9, 2020 at 17:00 Beirut time The AFAC - Netflix Hardship Fund is an emergency relief fund that aims to...
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Ten AFAC-supported Films Play Gouna

The 4th edition of El Gouna Film Festival opens on October 23, 2020 with 10 AFAC-supported films featured in its various sections’ line-ups. Moroccan...
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AFAC and Netflix Partner to Support Film and TV Community in Lebanon

AFAC and Netflix announced yesterday the establishment of an emergency relief fund, worth USD 500,000, in support of below-the-line crew, craftspeople...
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“Unis pour le Liban”: A French TV Fundraiser Concert in Solidarity with Lebanon

France Televisions (France 2, France 5, France Info, France Inter) and Radio France will be airing live tonight, October 1, 2020, a fundraising concert...
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Arts and Culture Practitioners Receive Lebanon Solidarity Fund Grants

The Lebanon Solidarity Fund, jointly managed by AFAC and Culture Resource, announces support to 202 practitioners in the arts and culture sector in Lebanon...
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Zawya’s 4th Cairo Cinema Days Continues

Following several months of lockdown, which forced the halt of its program in March, Zawya Cinema has announced that the fourth edition of Cairo Cinema...
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AFAC-supported Films Recognized at the Venice Film Festival

Two AFAC-supported films scooped awards at the Venice international film festival, which ran from September 2 to 12 with 5 films supported by AFAC among...
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177 Receive the Artist Support Grant

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture – AFAC announces the selection of 177 recipients of its Artist Support Grant, an emergency initiative in support...
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AFAC Names 2020 Doc Film Grant Winners

As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting the vibrant Arab documentary community, the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture – AFAC has announced the...
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Introducing AFAC’s Creative and Critical Writings 2020 Grantees

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture – AFAC is pleased to announce the 23 recipients of its Creative and Critical Writings (CCW) grants program, embarking...
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Lebanon Solidarity Fund in support of arts and culture practitioners in Beirut

Call for Submissions Open Call: August 31 Deadline: September 9, 5:00 PM (+3 GMT) The Lebanon Solidarity Fund, jointly managed by the Arab Fund for Arts...
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AFAC Announces Eighteen Performing Arts 2020 Projects

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture – AFAC has announced the selection of eighteen projects from seven Arab countries for its 2020 Performing Arts grant...
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Announcing the 2020 Visual Arts Grantees

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture – AFAC announces twenty new grantees in the Visual Arts grant program for 2020. The applications received for Visual...
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Lebanon Solidarity Fund: Fundraising Campaign for the Arts and Culture Community in Beirut

Following the devastating explosion that rocked Beirut on August 4, 2020 and the unprecedented loss of life, injury and damage to homes, offices and workspaces...
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AFAC and Culture Resource Announce Lebanon Solidarity Fund Grants

 The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture – AFAC and Culture Resource (Al Mawred Al Thaqafy) are pleased to announce the twenty-three cultural structures...
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“Orient Resonance”: A Sonic Journey Across the Arab Region’s Musical Traditions at Mucem

From July 22, 2020 to January 4, 2021, the sound-centric exhibition “Orient Resonance” will offer an immersion into the history of the preservation...
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Pride, Power and Protest in Photos: The ADPP 2020 Edition Unveiled

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture – AFAC, the Prince Claus Fund – PCF and Magnum Foundation are pleased to reveal eleven compelling documentary photography...
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An Encounter with Ayten Amin on “Souad” | A Window into Women’s Lives in Egypt’s Peripheries

Following the recent Cannes selection, Egyptian director Ayten Amin discloses in this interview the ins and outs of her latest film “Souad”, a “real”...
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