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Cannes 2013 - ADFF Announces 1st Recipients Of SANAD Fund (Several North African Projects Included)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act May 20, 2013 at 10:21AM

Grant recipients from the first cycle of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival’s SANAD Fund for 2013 have been announced at the Cannes Film Festival with 16 projects chosen to receive grants, out of the 112 who applied.ADFF also announced that one of the latest film projects to benefit from a SANAD grant will be featured in the Un Certain Regard section of this year’s Cannes Film Festival. This narrative film received a SANAD development grant in 2012, and an additional post-production grant in this first cycle of 2013 awards.
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Abu Dhabi Film Festival’s SANAD Fund
Grant recipients from the first cycle of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival’s SANAD Fund for 2013 have been announced at the Cannes Film Festival with 16 projects chosen to receive grants, out of the 112 who applied.

ADFF also announced that one of the latest film projects to benefit from a SANAD grant will be featured in the Un Certain Regard section of this year’s Cannes Film Festival. This narrative film received a SANAD development grant in 2012, and an additional post-production grant in this first cycle of 2013 awards.

Submissions for the second and final cycle of SANAD fund grants 2013 can be made between June 1 – July 1 2013.

The full list of winners, which includes projects from Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia and Libya, follow below; look for individual profiles of those we haven't already covered.

SANAD Winners, First Cycle 2013:

Post-Production - Narrative

My Sweet Pepper Land (Iraq, France, Germany, UAE), directed by Hiner Saleem
Theeb (Jordan, UAE, Qatar), directed by Naji Abu Nowar
In the Sands of Babylon (Iraq, UK, Netherlands, UAE), directed by Mohammed Jabarah Al Daradji
Fevers (Morocco, France, UAE), directed by Hicham Ayouch

Post-Production - Documentary

Whispers of the Cities (Iraq, UAE), directed by Kasim Abid
Pirates of Salé (Morocco, France, UK, UAE), directed by Merieme Addou, Rosa Rogers
The Camel of the Mill (Tunisia, UAE), directed by Hamza Ouni

Development – Narrative

Nawara (Egypt), directed by Hala Khalil
No One There (Egypt), directed by Ahmed Magdy
A Dog's Tail (Jordan), directed by Rami Yasin
Beirut Solo (Lebanon), directed by Sabah Haider
The Passerby (Palestine), directed by Kamal Al Jafari
Casting (Palestine), directed by Mohammed Abou Nasser and Ahmad Abou Nasser
The Day I Lost my Shadow (Syria), directed by Soudade Kaadan

Development – Documentary

Baba and the Colonel (Libya), directed by Khalid Shamis
Looking for Essam Abdullah (Egypt), directed by Yasser Naeim


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