AFAC Crossroads Program grants Out In The Streets and Fatherland, two films by Seen

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture announced the results of its second and final Crossroads Program grantees in June of 2012 to include two films produced by Seen Films. The Crossroads Program is a film program aimed at supporting emerging Arab filmmakers who are exploring the nuances and frontiers of these new possibilities. Crossroads is concerned with projects that are inspired by this period of transformation, and that deal with critical topics dear to filmmakers, who are discovering fertile grounds for innovation, creativity and experimentation, amidst the upheaval engulfing the region.

The second cycle of Crossroads (open between January 12 and April 12, 2012) received 142 applications from across the Arab world. A jury committee composed of director Ali Essafi (Morocco), producer Dora Bouchoucha (Tunisia), director Ghassan Salhab (Lebanon), director Mohamed Soueid (Lebanon) and producer/distributor Irit Neidhardt (Germany) evaluated the applications and selected six projects to receive the program grants.

Beside the Financial support, Crossroads provides professional support to the selected projects in the development stage and accompanies them in development, production, post-production, promotion and distribution.

The granted films are Out In The Streets, a hybrid documentary film by Jasmina Metwaly and Philip Rizk and Fatherland, a documentary by Sara Ishaq. Check out more about the films in our Works section.

For more information check out this news announcement: http://arabculturefund.org/bulletin/article.php?genre=1&id=14#.Uksjl6TBPRo