AFAC Documentary Program (ADP)

Institution: Arab Fund of Arts and Culture (AFAC)


The AFAC Documentary Program (ADP) is made possible with the support of Ford Foundation’s JustFilms program.

ADP is a special program that funds and supports creative documentary projects from the Arab region. It runs for a period of three-years and welcomes, on an annual basis, feature-length, medium-length and short documentary projects, in production and post-production, that address the social realities in the Arab region in creative and compelling ways.

Around 15 documentary projects will be supported in this cycle of the ADP program. The selected projects will be given both financial as well as professional support by advisors and experts. Winning projects will benefit from networking opportunities that bring their directors and producers into the market, the circuit of international film festivals as well as other fellow filmmakers and industry professionals.

Who can apply

Documentary filmmakers from the Arab region may apply.

Funding available

AFAC's cinema funding is open to all kinds of film projects – short films, feature narratives, short documentaries, feature documentaries, animation and experimental film. AFAC offers funding for development/scripting, production and post-production. Projects applying for a development/ scripting grant are eligible for a maximum of $15,000 while projects applying for a production/ post-production grant are eligible for a maximum of $50,000.

Eligible candidates

Types of funding available

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