Five female Arab producers and directors (from Morocco, Lebanon and Tunisia) have
received a total of $250,000 from Netflix and the AFAC in an initiative aimed at strengthening the pipeline of Arab women behind
the camera. AFAC's cinema program continued to provide annual grants of more than $115,000 for supporting films in all kinds,
and all production phases.
DIRECTOR of ARAB FUND FOR ARTS AND CULTURE
Rima joined the AFAC in 2011 as the Film Programmes Manager and in
2015 was appointed Deputy Director. Before this, she had participated in several festivals as a jury
member or as a member of the selection committee, contributed to serious critical writings on Arab
cinema, moderated panels and wrote for several regional media. She also wrote and researched a
number of feature documentaries.