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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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Meet AFAC’s 2021 Training and Regional Events Grantees

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture – AFAC is pleased to announce the selection of twenty-four projects from ten Arab countries as part of its 2021 Training...
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Six AFAC-supported Films Play IDFA 2021

Six films supported by AFAC will be participating in the 34th International Documentary Festival Amsterdam – IDFA and its various sections, running...
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Oscars 2022: Five AFAC-supported Films in the First Entry

Five AFAC-supported films have entered the Academy Awards 2022 race, participating in the first entry of the International Feature Film category. Representing...
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Eight AFAC-supported films at JCC 2021

Eight films supported by AFAC will participate at the 32nd edition of the Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage (JCC), running from October 30 to...
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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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