Diff unveils Enjaaz, Filmi recipients

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The Dubai International Film Festial (Diff) has unveiled the latest recipients of its Enjaaz funding programme, along with a new initiative, Filmi, which aims to support Emirati filmmakers.

While Enjaaz provides post-production assistance to filmmakers across the Mena region, Filmi has been created specifically to focus on filmmakers from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In its first funding round, Filmi has awarded grants to Walid Shehhi’s Dolphins, which is currently in post-production, and Nujoom Al Ghanem’s Red Blue Yellow, which is screening at Diff.

Of the 14 Enjaaz recipients, 11 are also screening at this year’s Diff including Mohamed Khan’s Factory Girl, which is receiving a gala screening, Phillippe Aractingi’s documentary Heritages and Kaouther Ben Hania’s Challat Of Tunis (see list below).

Since its launch in 2009, Enjaaz has supported more than 80 Arab films across two annual funding cycles. The next Enjaaz deadlines are February 1 and July 1, 2014.

Enjaaz Grantees 2013:

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