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.
Latest Titles: MESH RAYHEEN FI DAHYA (WE’RE NOT GETTING INTO TROUBLE), GUN SHOT, SHEIKH JACKSON, Al DAIF, MAWLANA, AFRAH AL QOBA,
HEPTA, SADEEQ AL OMR, AL SABA’A WASSAYA
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
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.
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.
Latest Titles: SHEIKH JACKSON, and co-production of Two new films: Youmeddine and Gunshot
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)
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).
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, SABAE GAR, ANA SHAHIRA, ANA AL KHAEN
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 2017.
Advanced Media Trading LLC is one of the Middle East’s largest suppliers of broadcast, professional video and photography equipment and accessories. Headquartered and founded in Dubai, U.A.E in 2002, Advanced Media conducts business all over Middle East and North Africa and is engaged in every aspect of the broadcast, professional video and photography industry including sales, consultancy, installation, training, service and maintenance.
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.
Founded in 2010 by Producer Rula Nasser, The Imaginarium Films is a Jordanian creative production
house that aims to create original, engaging and thought-provoking audio-visual content in addition to a very strong production services arm
that catered MENA and the Gulf .
Over the past years, The Imaginarium Films has built a wide-ranging portfolio of feature films, TV productions,
documentaries and commercials. The company has produced and co-produced ( Instead please mention Execute ) inspiring local and
international films such as LAYLA M. (Netherlands), and AL MEDINA (Denmark) - and 7th season of the Swedish TV series BECK and many others
Latest Titles: TO SEE JENIN, INSHALLAH IT’S A BOY A CHAPTER FROM THE FABLED LIFE OF NAWAL, THE ALLEYS, ME MYSELF AND MURDOCH, BOOTLEG, FWEEKEH
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.
Latest Titles: WELDI, THE REPORTS ON SARAH AND SALEEM, THE GUEST, THE JOURNEY, UNTIL THE BIRDS RETURN, TUNIS BY NIGHT, FROM UNDER THE RUBBLE, MUSK
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.
We believe that the media and audiovisual industry can act as an innovative and far-reaching platform. We want to use it to change perceptions and stop climate change by spreading awareness and simplifying sustainable production best practices.
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.
Studio ZAT offers different workshops for kids and adults, amateurs and professionals from across the
Arab world and beyond. Covering many specialties including acting, scriptwriting and cinematography,
these workshops aim to help participants advance their crafts with the help of professional trainers in a
suitable environment offered by Studio ZAT.
Studio ZAT began offering this service to film production companies and TV dramas that require special
trainings for their actors, in addition to offering casting and audition services
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.
Founded in 2014, Filmlab: Palestine’s establishment as an organization which empowers Palestinian
youth in refugee camps in Jordan. Realizing that this experience introduced young practitioners to the
art of filmmaking as a creative and unconventional method to tell their own personal narratives, Filmlab:
Palestine was established to further document the collective Palestinian memory as well as the unique
individual voices of Palestinians within the occupied territories and abroad. Our aim is to expand and
cultivate the existing cinema culture within Palestine, while providing the much-needed technical and
artistic support for emerging Palestinian filmmaking voices.
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 film making and cinema. The SFF started the Sudan Independent Film Festival (SIFF) in 2014.
Mr. Talal Afifi Curator of Sudan Film Factory and President of Sudan Independent Film Festival
The Latin Arab 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.
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.
Upcoming Events: Film Prize Winners will be announced at the Berlinale Talents, taking place on February 11 to 16, 2017 at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival.
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: Co-production of TRAMONATNE (Vatche Boulghourjian), Co-production of MAHBAS
(Sophie Boutros), Distribution Rights and co-production of CAPHARNAUM (Nadine Labaki), distribution
rights of WRITING ON SNOW (Rashid Masharawi), co-production & distribution rights of 4 new Lebanese movies; Beirut Hold’em (Michel Kammoun), All this Victory (Ahmad Ghossein), and State of Agitation (ELie Khalife), By Chance (Bassem Christo).
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 VOD, New Features and Docs available via minaa.org
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.
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.
Malmö Arab Film Festival 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 eeighth edition of the festival will be held October 5-9, 2018, and the festival’s film industry initiative MAFF Market Forum will be held October 6-8, 2018.
Submit film is open now, deadline for submission May 30,2018
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 network events. The festival is held every year from January 21 to January 27.
Mr. Talal Afifi Curator of Sudan Film Factory and President of Sudan Independent Film Festival
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.
Latest Events: our 5 th edition will take place from April 19 th till the 26 th , 2018. The call for entries will close on February 25 th .
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 and Fondation Liban Cinema, the 3nd BCP took place on March 22-25, 2018.
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. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the long-run festival, JCC is willing to outperform all the previous editions for this special very special occasion.
Every year DIFF presents new and exciting cinema from the Arab world and beyond, introducing audiences to fresh new talent and original and distinctive filmmaking, alongside a diverse events programme at the Dubai Film Market (DFM) featuring some of the most creative talents working in the industry today.
Malaga Film Festival
Festival de Málaga was born in 1998 and in each of its editions it has aimed to achieve a series of objectives, including promoting the dissemination and promotion of Spanish cinematography, becoming a national and international reference in the field of cinematographic events and contribute to the development of Malaga as an open and cultural city.
Festival de Málaga, which this year celebrates its twenty-first edition, contributes powerfully to the development of cinema in Spanish by presenting its best documentaries, short films, etc., in addition to paying tribute to different personalities of the film industry and organizing numerous cycles, exhibitions and activities parallel. Festival de Málaga wants to reach all audiences and in its desire to present and promote a wide panorama of the cinematographic culture it intends to be always attentive to training, creativity and innovation, framed within an activity that stands out for its dynamic character in continuous evolution and transformation.
MAFF Market Forum (MMF)
MAFF Market Forum (MMF) is a unique platform for the Nordic and Arab film industries designed to stimulate collaboration, co-production and distribution opportunities. MMF brings together producers, funds, distributors and film professionals in seminars, lectures, workshops, pitching venues, networking sessions. MMF includes market screenings, and offers several funding initiatives for Nordic-Arab co-productions. Since its inception, the MMF has contributed to encouraging co-production between the Nordic countries and the Arab world and supported a wide range of film projects.
Malmö Arab Film Festival is the largest film festival for Arab cinema in Europe and aims to foster greater diversity in film production and distribution. MAFF Market Forum presents an excellent opportunity for film professionals to exhibit and present their work, extend their networks and initiate new international collaborations and co-productions.
International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR)
International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) offers a high quality line-up of carefully selected fiction and documentary feature films, short films and media art. The festival's focus is on recent work by talented new filmmakers. However, within the four sections the Festival presents, there is also room for retrospectives and themed programmes. IFFR actively supports new and adventurous filmmaking talent through its co-production market CineMart, its Hubert Bals Fund, Rotterdam Lab and other industry activities.
ECU Film Fesitval
ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival is dedicated to the discovery and advancement of the very best independent filmmakers from around the world. The festival proudly provide a unique platform for risk-taking storytellers to reach the broadest audiences possible.
The annual festival showcases films that demonstrate quality, innovation, and creativity in both form and content. These qualities are judged in 14 categories, 7 of which are open to non-European filmmakers (from the Americas, Australia, Africa, and Asia), and compete for 25 awards. Jury members come from around the globe, have a variety of backgrounds, and are all united in their desire to screen films that will truly impress and inspire attendees.
The Hollywood Reporter
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.
Alison Smith-Pleiser Managing Director, International
Tommaso Campione Executive Director, International
Ashley Lyle Office of the EVP/Group Publisher
Katie Fillingame Executive Director, Audience Development & Circulation
Lourdes Costa Freelance International Advertising Coordinator at THR
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.
Dedicated exclusively to film industry, .film provides an authoritative domain name space for the Film industry that allows audiences across the globe to engage directly with content relating to films, organizations, products and services. Launched by Motion Picture Domain Registry (MDPR), the domain device aims at preventing cyber-squatting from unofficial third-party sites and improving online search rankings for legitimate sites. .Film shall also introduce exclusivity, trust and a standard that the film industry can universally support to drive consumers to authoritative content, increasing Film industry revenues.
Patrick Donaldson General Manager of MDPR