Arab World

The Abu Dhabi Film Festival has announced the call for applications for the Festival’s SANAD grant (a key element of the Film Festival) which aims to support filmmakers from the Arab world

The deadline for receiving applications is the 6th of April, with a second intake of applications beginning on the 1st of July. 

The SANAD fund supports projects in the development or post-production phases across Arabic narrative and documentary feature-length films. It supports established and aspiring Arab filmmakers and helps them gain access to Arab and International festival audiences. 

In the past three years SANAD has received applications from more than 450 projects and has supported dozens of successful films, most of them being screened and winning numerous awards at the biggest festivals around the world.

Rules and Regulations and the Online Application can be accessed on the ADFF website.

Good luck!