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.
The Producers was co-established in 2000 by Executive Producer Hani Osama and Director Hadi El Bagoury. The Producers aims to take a valuable place as
a pioneering slate in the fields of cinematic and digital productions.
Latest Titles: ADHAM SABRY, SHEIKH JACKSON, SEVENTH NEIGHBOR, ANA SHAHIRA…ANA AL KHA’EN
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 filmmaking regions.
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 standards.
The Royal Film Commission – Jordan (RFC) was established in July 2003 with a mandate to promote for
and contribute to the development of an internationally competitive Jordanian audio-visual industry.
The RFC is a public institution that enjoys administrative and financial autonomy. It provides production
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 audiences.
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 international map.
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 | JORDAN
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.
Festival Dates: January, 2019
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 Film Festival
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 artistic expression.
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 films.
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.
One of the major German foundations associated with a private company, and has managed the philanthropic bequest of company founder Robert Bosch for over 50 years.
It was his entrepreneurial vision that set the work standards of the Robert Bosch Stiftung.
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.
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 attending yearly.
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. The festival is held every year from January 21 to January 27.
Festival Dates: The 6th Edition of SIFF will be held from January 21 -27, 2019
MAFF is the largest festival on Arab Cinema outside the Arab world. The festival is a platform for collaboration between the Nordic and Arab film industries. The MAFF Market Forum, the festival’s film industry initiative, will be held from October 6-8, 2018.
Submissions are now open. Deadline for submission is May 30, 2018.
Festival Dates: The eighth edition of the festival will be held from October 5-9, 2018
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.
Festival Dates: The 40th CIFF is taking place from November 20 - 29,2018
The Rotterdam AFF is an artistic forum where a nuanced image of the cultural, political, social and artistic situation in the Arab world is shown and hot topics
are programmed. We create space for an open dialogue about art, human rights, emancipation and political freedom.
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, the 3rd BCP took place on March 22-25, 2018.
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.
Launched in 2014, the Tripoli Film Festival is one of the most important cinematic events conceived to
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.
Established in Paris in 2014, Festival Ciné Palestine aims at casting light on the quality of Palestinian cinema in all its diversity, through a highly curated selection of films. Challenging the restrictions imposed by borders, FCP gathers Palestinian artists to meet their audience.
Latest Events: The 4th FCP is going to be held from May 25 to 3 June, 2018 in Paris and the Ile-de-France region. The launch of the 1st FCP Industry Days is taking place on May 28 and 29, 2018 at the Cité Internationale des Arts.
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.
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 occasion.
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 including;
production, co-production, distribution and financing. ART aims to raise the visibility of Arab filmmakers
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 users.
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: festivalscope.com/label/arab-cinema-center.
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