A fully-fledged production company established in 2013 as a content production arm of O-Media
Holding media investments. iProductions is a truly integrated content
company that develops, produces and distributes high quality content, catering to the Egyptian
and the Pan-Arab market.
Founded in 2010 by Producer Rula Nasser, The Imaginarium Films is a Jordanian creative
production house that aims to create original audio-visual content, in addition to its strong
production services arm that caters for the MENA and Gulf regions. Over the past years, The
Imaginarium has produced and co-produced inspiring feature films, TV productions,
documentaries and commercials.
Latest Titles: TO SEE JENIN, INSHALLAH IT’S A BOY – A CHAPTER FROM THE FABLED LIFE OF
NAWAL, THE ALLEYS, ME, MYSELF, AND MARDOCH, BOOTLEG, FWEEKEH
The company was founded in 1984 in Baghdad under the name "Hikmat Studio" that was changed to
Art City For Cinema and TV Production in 2014. Art City provides cinema and TV production and
distribution services using the latest technologies.
Founded in 2005 by Producer/Scriptwriter Mohamed Hefzy, Film Clinic is one of the leading
production slates in the Arab World. We have a passion for
the filmmaking industry as we enjoy operating in all its diverse fields.
Founded by Producer Shahinaz Elakkad in 2017, Lagoonie Film Production is an Egyptian company
that aims to develop the film and TV industry in Egypt and
the Arab world through making high-quality films and TV series that address non-mainstream
topics to put the Arab film and TV industry on the international map.
ANA SHAHIRA.. ANA EL KHAIEN TV Series (Co-production), SEVENTH NEIGHBOR TV Series Season Two
(Co-production), SHOKA W SEKEENA Short Film
The first digital cinema complex in Iraq, Iraqi Cinema started operating its first movie
theater in Baghdad, and then opened the first cinema complex in Erbil.
Iraqi Cinema is now running fourteen screens in Baghdad and Erbil. Iraqi Cinema is expanding
throughout Iraq in 2018.
Founded by Actor/Director Ahmad Al Fishawy in 2014, the company has a major focus on providing
a wide range of quality-driven cinematic productions that can help develop both the local and
regional film industry.
A fully-fledged platform that aims to contribute to the development of the Entertainment
industry in Egypt, The Friends has two films under its umbrella, namely; ESTEGHATHA MEN AL
ALAM AL AKHAR (SCREECHY FROM THE OTHER WORLD) and MESHWAR OMAR (OMAR’S JOURNEY).
MAD Distribution has handled the release and distribution across the entire Arab-speaking
world of more than 100 titles including Arab features, documentaries and shorts, across
theatrical and nontheatrical platforms, as well as international films from the world's other
WIKA presents high quality artistic film and TV productions. Through working with talented
independent filmmakers, the company aims to produce films with high
quality to be worthy of competing in local and international film festivals. WIKA’s work
varies between feature films, shorts, documentaries and TV productions.
ABOUT HER Feature Film (Pre-production), HAMMAM SOKHN (HOT BATH) Feature Film (Development),
BE BEAUTIFUL Feature Documentary (Post-production)
The first Pan-Arab creative studio dedicated to the creation, promotion and distribution of
Arabic content to and from the Arab world. Realizing the potential growth of the film industry
in the Gulf, MAD Solutions has expanded to Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Latest Titles: FOREIGN BODY, ALI, THE GOAT AND IBRAHIM, BARAKAH MEETS BARAKAH, 3000
NIGHTS, STARVE YOUR DOG, GO HOME, AL MEDINA, THE CURVE, THEEB
Eventival is the world leader in film festival data management with 370,000 users and 130
festival clients in over 40 countries that use the platform to store data, plan the festival
from submissions to printing catalogues and handle hospitality.
Functioning as an incubator for thinkers and artists, helping them engage in both creative
thinking and creative action, Ma3mal 612 was designed to produce
and enhance the production of films and other projects, with a focus on work that can create
change within our civil societies.
With our MAD Celebrity division we empower artists to become the ambassadors of their own
careers. Working closely with our talent, we manage press, publicity and presence at film
festivals; we provide consultancy on making celebrities and artists look good onstage, on
film, on television and online.
Run by Jordanian actress/producer Saba Mubarak, Pan East Media is a media production company
established in 2011 in Amman with a main objective to create a genuine audio-visual content in
Jordan and to present first-rate artistic work on both regional and international levels.
Latest Titles: THE GUEST: ALEPPO-ISTANBUL, DAUGHTERS OF ABDULRAHMAN
Organized by Rowad Media, a media production and distribution company established in 2005,
Cinema 70 is a cinema brand that is officially registered in Saudi Arabia. Rowad Media aims to
form a modern and creative integrated entertainment and media industry with professional
The Royal Film Commission – Jordan (RFC) was established in July 2003 with a mandate to
and contribute to the development of an internationally competitive Jordanian audio-visual
The RFC is a public institution that enjoys administrative and financial autonomy. It provides
services, organises training programs as well as film screenings.
Powered by AAM, Screen Buzz is an innovative series of creative workshops bringing top
Hollywood writers, directors and producers to the Arab world to
support local storytellers in the creation of original, purpose driven content for global
The LatinArab Co-Production Forum contributes to the development of a scenario of
cinematographic cooperation between the countries of Latin America and
the Arab world. This Forum involves projects in development and in post-production stage which
may become bi-regional co-productions.
The Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image (CNCI) | Tunisia
The CNCI's strategy includes reviewing and updating all regulatory texts governing the
Tunisian film industry taking into account the changes happening in the national and
international film scene, rearranging funds for film production, supporting the operation and
extension of the network of cinemas, developing film festivals, and restoring and digitizing
the national film archive in partnership with the national library.
On the international level, the CNCI aims to support Franco-Tunisian co-production funds for
films, create more international co-production funds, and put Tunisian cinema on the
The AFMI is a unique ecosystem that aims to find, nurture, connect, and develop Arab film and
media projects and empower local Arab talent to tell their
communities’ stories in their own voices. The AFMI organizes the Arab Film Festival.
ANHAR - THE ARAB NETWORK FOR HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVALS |
ANHAR - The Arab Network for Human Rights Film Festivals is a regional project that aims at
establishing a connection between activists, filmmakers, festival
directors and spaces for screening human rights films to build bridges through joint events,
co-productions and advocacy campaigns.
An independent cultural organization that aims at qualifying and building up the capacities of
young Sudanese talents, producing films and exposing
a Sudanese audience to filmmaking and cinema. The SFF started the Sudan Independent Film
Festival (SIFF) in 2014.
Latest Events: Launch of Sudan Film Forum (a monthly forum and a Q&A session), Sudan
Film Screens (a monthly film screening event) and Sudan Film Fund
"Emtedad” (a production grant to Sudanese filmmakers).
Talal Afifi Curator of Sudan Film Factory and President of Sudan Independent
Established in 2009 by Iraq’s most prominent filmmakers, Mohamed Al-Daradji and Oday Rasheed.
IIFC’s purpose is to act as Iraq’s primary film
production hub as well as teach students skills in filmmaking, with aims to promote freedom of
Launched by Image Nation Abu Dhabi, Support Arab Cinema is an international campaign that aims
to raise awareness about Arab films by highlighting
the quality of modern Arab cinema. The campaign urges audiences around the world to watch Arab
Latest Activities: To launch another PSA geared towards international audiences
Greener Screen is an initiative that aims to equip the media industry with the necessary tools
and knowledge to offset the negative environmental impact of
production for a net zero emission industry by 2030.
Founded in 2014 as a non-profit organization, FilmLab aims to expand and cultivate the
existing cinema culture in Palestine by providing the necessary technical and artistic support
for emerging Palestinian filmmaking voices through its programs in Palestine and abroad.
Launched in 2014 by the Sudan Film Factory (SFF) as the first film festival in Sudan, the SIFF aims at developing young Sudanese talents and producing films. SIFF’s one-week program includes film screenings, discussion forums and networking events.
A unique festival experience that aims to introduce the Arab culture and focus on the film and
TV industry, flowing Arab entertainment and culture onto
European shores, and also providing an extension for Arab filmmakers and content creators in
the entertainment industry to reach new shores.
Organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) is
classified as a category “A” festival as recognized by the
International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF). Founded in 1976, it is one of
the oldest film festivals in the Arab world, the Middle East and Africa.
Established in 1966, Carthage Film Festival (JCC) is a cultural hub where Arab and African
directors and producers meet with a diverse and passionate audience. After celebrating its
50th anniversary, JCC is willing to outperform all its previous editions for this very special
An initiative designed to bring together Arab independent filmmakers/producers with Arab and international industry professionals to encourage co-productions and partnerships. Organized by Beirut DC in association with Fondation Liban Cinema.
Launched in 1996 as AFMI’s flagship event, the AFF is the largest and longest-running
independent festival of its kind in North America.
The festival offers its audiences access to media that reflects the lives of under-represented
and provocative themes on a cultural and societal level.
Held in Amman since 2010, Karama Human Rights Film Festival is a six-day film festival
dedicated to cinema activism and advocacy for human rights in Jordan and
in the region. The festival has screened 436 human rights films with around 8000 spectators
Launched in 2014, the Tripoli Film Festival is one of the most important cinematic events
ameliorate the image of the city. The festival aims to enrich the local cultural heritage of
Tripoli and its
local artists, and promote for tourism in Tripoli as a highly promising tourist destination.
Founded by Art City For Cinema and TV Production in 2013 in Iraq, the festival screens Iraqi
and international short films of 3 minutes or less.
The three-day festival is held on March 3 every year with three judges and three prizes.
LatinArab is the only film festival in the world that connects Latin America and the Arab
countries through cinema creating space for cultural exchange between
both regions. Through competitive and non-competitive sections, LatinArab celebrates the
plurality of voices and abundance in creativity.
El Gouna Film Festival, one of the leading festivals in the MENA region, aims to showcase a wide variety of films for a passionate and knowledgeable audience; while fostering better communication between cultures through the art of filmmaking.
ARAB RADIO & TELEVISION (ART) | SAUDI ARABIA – EGYPT
ART is one of the major players in the Arab Film Industry, with a wide array of activities
production, co-production, distribution and financing. ART aims to raise the visibility of
and stimulate film production in the Arab world.
Latest Titles: TRAMONATNE (Co-production), MAHBAS (Co-production), CAPHARNAUM
(Distribution Rights and Co-production), WRITING ON SNOW (TV and VOD Distribution Rights),
BEIRUT HOLD’EM (Distribution Rights and Co-production), ALL THIS VICTORY (Distribution Rights
and Co-production), STATE OF AGITATION (Distribution Rights and Co-production), BY CHANCE
(Distribution Rights and Co-production).
Boasting some of the region’s top entertainment channels and platforms, Rotana is the home of
diverse channels with a place at the forefront of viewership ratings across the GCC, Levant,
and North Africa that continues to win over more viewers every day.
Minaa Scheme is a collaborative evolving self-sustained Public-Engagement and Distribution
Scheme, emphasizing largely on harboring, streaming, sharing and
celebrating Arabic creative documentaries online through its VOD platform.
Latest Updates: Minaa is updating its website with new subscription options for Minaa’s
One of the most important film festivals in the Arab world, DIFF presents new and exciting
cinema from the Arab world and beyond annually and introduces
promising talent through its diverse programmes.
FILMLAB: PALESTINE FLP & DAYS OF CINEMA| PALESTINE
Founded in 2014 as a non-profit organization, FilmLab aims to cultivate the existing cinema
culture through its programs in Palestine and abroad.
The Days of Cinema is an annual film event organized by FilmLab.
Held within the Malmö Arab Film Festival (MAFF), the MAFF Market Forum (MMF) is a unique
platform for the Nordic and Arab film industries designed to
stimulate collaboration, co-production and distribution opportunities.
The Forum contributes to the development of a scenario of cinematographic cooperation between
the countries of Latin America and the Arab world.
It involves projects in development and post-production with the potential of co-productions.
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM (IFFR) | NETHERLANDS
The IFFR offers a high quality line-up of carefully selected fiction and documentary feature
films, short films and media art. IFFR actively supports new and adventurous filmmaking talent
through its different industry activities.
Festival Scope (festivalscope.com) is a B2B online platform providing film professionals with
online screening of films from more than 90 of the most prestigious international film
festivals (including Sundance, Rotterdam, Berlinale, Cannes, Locarno, Venice, Toronto, Abu
Dhabi, Dubai...). Festival Scope’s main objective is to support independent cinema and
filmmakers by increasing access and reducing costs for all parties through an innovative
service. In addition to promoting the partner film festivals, Festival Scope aims at
increasing the visibility of independent films selected by partner organizations. Through a
special new collaboration with the Arab Cinema Center, Festival Scope will highlight a
dedicated line-up of films supported by the ACC from the upcoming Arab filmmakers:
The Hollywood Reporter is the entertainment industry's flagship media brand. With in-depth
reporting, analysis, unprecedented access, world-class photography and video, and feature
exclusives, The Hollywood Reporter is the definitive source for breaking entertainment and
business news. THR won many awards including a 2016 Webby Award for best online film and video
in the entertainment category and the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine
Award for General Excellence in the Special Interest category in 2015 and 2016. THR's
platforms include an award-winning weekly magazine, dynamic web and mobile sites, a huge
social media footprint, and glittery year-round events.