DFI funds new movies

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The Doha Film Institute (DFI) has announced 25 new grants, as financial support to Arab movie makers, at the Cannes. Amid the changing political societies, DFI has called for more collaborative financial support from the Arab world to support young film makers in the region.

“In line with the organization?s commitment to discovering and supporting new voices and perspectives, several of the grants have been allocated to support filmmakers embarking on their first full-length features,” DFI said in a statement, without giving the total value of the grants issued.

The selected projects will include sports, family, freedom of expression in the Middle East, nostalgic tales of love, longing and relationships, and political dramas about the effects of civil war. Grants will be distributed to recipients hailing from Egypt, Algeria, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Jordan, Tunisia and Morocco.

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