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Three AFAC-supported Films at DOK Leipzig 2021

The International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film – DOK Leipzig will run from October 25 to 31, featuring three AFAC-supported films...
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ADPP 2020: On Identity, Struggles and Climate Issues

All projects of the 7th cycle of the Arab Documentary Photography Program (ADPP) can now be viewed on the ADPP bilingual website. Ten powerful photo stories...
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AFAC and UNESCO Partner for Yemeni Institutional Empowerment Program

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture - AFAC and UNESCO have partnered to launch an empowerment program designed for ten young Yemeni institutions, set for...
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Eight AFAC-supported Films at El Gouna Film Festival 2021

Eight films supported by AFAC will be screened at El Gouna Film Festival’s 5th edition this October. Two of the featured films are from Lebanon: “The...
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BFI London Film Festival 2021 Features 6 AFAC-supported Films

The British Film Institute (BFI) London Film Festival’s 2021 edition will run in October, featuring six participating AFAC-supported films. Premiering...
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AFAC-Netflix Hardship Fund Supports 240 Arab Film & TV Freelancers

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture – AFAC and Netflix are pleased to announce the support of 240 freelancers in the film and television sector across...
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24 Doc Films Receive AFAC Documentary Program Grants

A diverse slate of 24 creative documentary film projects hailing from 12 Arab countries are recipients of grants for the year 2021 from the AFAC Documentary...
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TIFF 2021 Line-up Features Three AFAC-supported Films

The 2021 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival - TIFF will open this September, featuring three AFAC-supported films among its line-up. Premiering...
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Introducing AFAC’s 2021 Performing Arts Grantees

AFAC is pleased to announce the 2021 cohort of nineteen projects hailing from 6 Arab countries for its Performing Arts grants program, which supports...
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Announcing AFAC’s Creative and Critical Writings 2021 Grantees

Embarking on its fourth year, the Creative and Critical Writings (CCW) grants program, launched by AFAC in 2018, supports Arabic-language critical and...
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Meet the 17 Visual Arts Grantees for 2021

The AFAC Visual Arts grants program supports artistic works of contemporary and innovative nature, translated in projects that range from installations,...
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Five AFAC-supported Films Sail to Venice

The 78th Venice Film Festival’s official selection includes five AFAC-supported films. Syrian documentary filmmaker Diana El Jeiroudi’s film “Republic...
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Announcing the Photographers of the 2021 Arab Documentary Photography Program

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture – AFAC, the Prince Claus Fund and Magnum Foundation are pleased to reveal eleven photographers to be supported as...
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AFAC’s Annual Report 2020 Is Out

Accounting for an unusual year, whose repercussions have tremendously impacted the arts and culture sector worldwide, the AFAC Annual Report 2020 is out,...
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“The Disqualified” Scoops Best Feature Film Award at Gabès Cinema Fen Festival

Tunisian director Hamza Ouni’s “El Medestansi (The Disqualified)” picked up the Award for Best Feature Film at the 3rd Gabès Cinema Fen Festival...
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AFAC-Netflix Hardship Fund: Applications Deadline Extended to July 15

In a further gesture of support and understanding under the present difficult times, #AFAC and @Netflix have announced the extension of the deadline for...
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“The River” Takes the Road to Locarno 2021

The 74th edition of the Locarno International Film Festival (August 4 to 14, 2021) has unveiled its line-up for an in-person event in the Swiss city of...
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Four AFAC-supported Films Play Cannes 2021

Four AFAC-supported films, hailing from Somalia, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq, will be participating in the 73rd edition of the Cannes Film Festival (July...
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AFAC and Netflix Expand Hardship Fund Towards Arab Region

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture - AFAC and Netflix have announced a new Hardship Fund to support those operating in the region’s film and TV community,...
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AFAC and ACSS Launch 4th Cycle of Research on the Arts Program

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture – AFAC and the Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS) are pleased to announce the launch of the fourth cycle...
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